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Oklahoma City Community College, President Search (Oklahoma City, OK)

Oklahoma City Community College

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50 and Fabulous

Oklahoma City Community College was founded in 1972 as an affordable, accessible college experience, and hub for culture, community, and learning for the southside of Oklahoma City. Every year, OCCC (“O Triple C”) serves more than 17,000 students through in-person, online, and hybrid class offerings.

Each student brings their own unique situation, struggle, or story with them to our College:
Our students come from nearly 50 countries, many are first-generation college students, and many have jobs or children.

With its main campus in the heart of southwest Oklahoma City, OCCC is positioned to be prominent in the flourishing Hispanic community, while still being just a few miles South of the densely-populated downtown and northwest part of the city, and a few miles West of the state’s largest employer, Tinker Air Force Base. OCCC was built to serve the southside community, but it has become a beacon of opportunity and access to higher education for communities and families across the OKC metro area.

The College’s mission, established by the Board of Regents in 2019, is simple:

Student success.
Community enrichment.

With your help, we’ll build the next 50 years atop a solid and secure foundation, one that was laid with intention and purpose by the faculty, staff, students, elected officials, and community leaders who have worked so hard for our college in its first 50 years.

Want to Be OCCC’s Next President?

Here’s the job description:

Classification Title: Exempt (Professional)
Annual Hours: 12-month
Work Week: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Occasional weekends and evenings, office and remote work.
Compensation: Salary and benefits commensurate with qualifications and experience, negotiable with the Board of Regents.
Funding: E&G


The President is the public-facing position and Chief Executive Officer for the College. This position is responsible to the OCCC Board of Regents for the overall direction of OCCC while providing leadership and teamwork to the Executive Vice President (EVP, a.k.a. Chief Operations Officer) and Provost (a.k.a. Chief Academic Officer). Additionally, the President will lead oversight, structure, and development for the following areas:

  • Fundraising and donor relations; oversight of the OCCC Foundation
  • Business and community engagement, workforce development
  • Legislative and other political relationship-building and interaction
  • Bold vision and innovative solutions that drive OCCC’s core mission
  • Coalesce diverse groups and opinions to enhance OCCC’s core mission

Reports to: Board of Regents

Job Policy and Procedural Duties:

  • Abide by the Governance Policies and Procedures as published in the Board of Regents Policies, as well as all additional College policies and procedures.
  • Ensure a safe educational and working environment.
  • Cultivate and lead the culture of OCCC by promoting a work environment that encourages open communication without fear of reprisal or oppression.
  • Adhere to established safety and health procedures and practices, for the
  • purpose of providing injury- and illness prevention for self and others.
  • Complete quarterly health and safety training pursuant to OCCC’s established
  • safety and health procedures and practices.
  • Participate in all applicable OCCC emergency, evacuation, and shelter-in-place drills, and be prepared to take action, and assist others in taking appropriate action, should a health or safety emergency occur.

Minimum Education and Experience:

  • A Doctorate degree from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university with demonstrated management experience is preferred.
  • A minimum of a Master’s degree from a nationally- or regionally accredited college or university, with demonstrated management experience, with substantial experience in a senior management position in or out of higher education where such experience is deemed relevant to and provides a basis of expertise in serving as, the President of a community college is required.
  • Demonstrated fundraising expertise.
  • An understanding of the impact of federal, state, and local politics and governance, and the history of influencing policy development at those levels.
  • Demonstrated success in strategic planning, fiscal management, resource allocation, and personnel supervision.

Job Duties:

(The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)

  • Provide vision to the EVP and Provost by developing a strong working relationship and delegation of duties that ensure the outward leadership focus of the President and the internal management focus of the EVP and Provost.
  • Serve as the public face of OCCC with the responsibility for the coordination and accomplishment of the mission of the College.
  • Lead fundraising efforts to bring nontraditional resources to campus to solve challenges and empower opportunities.
  • Foster a climate of innovation across the campus to ensure excellence in the College’s administration, teaching, and learning.
  • Passionately serve as the ambassador for OCCC among the communities we serve.
  • Support and promote community partnerships within our territorial structures, utilizing chamber memberships and events whenever appropriate.
  • Model leadership standards of conduct for the faculty, staff, and students of the College through explicit demonstration of OCCC’s Operational Values: Safety, Students, Accountability, Stewardship, Integrity, Innovation, Diversity, Transparency, and Humility.
  • Facilitate strategic visionary direction of the College in short- and long-term goal development, execution, and accomplishment.
  • Continuously strengthen the commitment to equity, inclusion, diversity, and quality of the campus culture.
  • Support, collaborate on and uphold the policies and procedures for the efficient operations of the College.
  • Actively participate in community and civic activities that enhance and promote the positive image and mission of the College.
  • Advise, coach, inform and ensure transparency of information with the Board of Regents on significant matters and insights relevant to the continued health and stability of the college, both within its walls out in the communities served.
  • Ensure economic and workforce development training, and educational offerings, that facilitate the growth of business and industry in Oklahoma.
  • Communicate and consult with the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education regarding material items of management and operations of the College.
  • Membership/service to Higher Education Boards as appropriate.
  • Promote an organizational culture of professional excellence, customer service, innovation, quality services, and continuous improvement.
  • Serve on College-wide committees where appropriate.
  • Perform other duties wherever necessary to ensure the success of students, faculty, and staff at the College.
  • Perform other duties and assume additional responsibilities as assigned by the Board of Regents.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • An understanding of, and commitment to, the mission of OCCC.
  • Demonstrate active commitment to the values of diverse communities.
  • Strong interpersonal, problem-solving, and consensus-building skills.
  • A demonstrated ability to provide creative internal and external leadership for the continued development of OCCC.
  • Ability to analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals.
  • Ability to develop and administer a community college budget, and establish and monitor fiscal accountability within the areas of responsibility.
  • Ability to work with diverse groups such as faculty, staff, students, and governing boards, and community groups of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to project a positive public image.
  • Ability to prepare and analyze administrative and statistical reports, statements, and correspondence.
  • Strong managerial, creative leadership, interpersonal relationships, problem-solving, and mediation skills.
  • Proven ability to lead in a crisis, communicate clearly, and maintain a focused and temperate response to the problem at hand.
  • Knowledge of the mission and role of public two-year institutions, particularly their important role in community, economic, and workforce development.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

Physical Activities:

  • This position requires the person to frequently communicate with and listen to administration, staff, faculty, students, and others to perform the essential functions of the position. Must be able to exchange accurate information in various situations.
  • This position requires the person to frequently move about the office, OCCC campuses, and various community and governmental locations, to perform the essential functions of the position.
  • This position requires the person to frequently remain in a stationary position.
  • This position frequently requires the person to operate a computer, other office equipment, and mobile devices to perform the essential functions of the position.
  • This position requires the person to frequently operate equipment that involves repetitive motions of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.

Sedentary Work:

  • The person in this position may occasionally exert up to 10 pounds of force to grasp, lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.

Working Conditions:

  • This position performs the essential functions in an indoor, office setting.
  • This position performs occasional outdoor functions, mostly associated with community activities.
  • Annual Campus Security Authority (CSA) Training.
  • All other applicable training requirements are established now and ongoing.

Ready to Apply?

Here’s the process:

This search is being facilitated by Dr. Dennis Michaelis of Gold Hill Associates. Candidates should send their materials directly to Dr. Michaelis at

The following items are required to be submitted directly and only to the search consultant via e-mail attachments:

  • Cover Letter: Limited to no more than four typed pages, detailing how your education, experiences, and background align with this Position Profile.
  • Resume: Limited to no more than six typed pages.

Important Notes:

  • All attachments should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.
  • File names must begin with the applicant’s initials (e.g. ABCcover, ABCres, ABCref).
  • The subject line in the email should reference the position being applied for (e.g. President OCCC).

Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made.

For application materials to receive full consideration, candidates should submit all materials by December 10, 2021.

Finalists will interview with the OCCC Board of Regents January 19-28, 2022.

The new OCCC President will report to the college no later than July 1, 2022.

References will be requested only of finalists, should be limited to one typed page, and should include two supervisors, two direct reports, two full-time faculty members, and one community reference. The references must include names, titles, business and personal phone numbers, and e-mail addresses. References will not be contacted without the consultant’s prior notification to the applicant.

Transcripts will be required of all finalists. Official transcripts must be provided to Oklahoma City Community College as a condition of hire.

For questions related to the search process, calendar, and Position Profile, email Search Liaison Dr. Regina Switzer at

For other questions, email the Search Consultant, Dr. Dennis Michaelis of Gold Hill Associates, at If you wish to visit by phone, please include availability and contact information in your initial email.

**ON HOLD** Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®), President, Westshore Campus (Westlake, OH)


Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®)
President, Westshore Campus

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Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) seeks a new Westshore Campus President; a visionary who is a collaborative leader and who has the background and experience to lead the campus as a valued member of the local community, as well as Northeast Ohio. The Campus President is the chief executive of a diverse, inclusive and equally accessible campus in a multicultural urban environment and reports directly to the Executive Vice President and Provost, Access, Learning & Success as well as the College President. The Westshore Campus President also provides College-wide leadership to multicampus programs and initiatives.

The successful candidate should possess the following strengths:

  • Strong commitment to student-centered learning to ensure access, equity, completion and student success
  • Record of success in finances, budget, resource generation and planning
  • Passion for career and technical education, liberal arts, transfer programs and workforce credit training
  • Understanding of the role remedial education has in the community college environment
  • Ability to work collaboratively and successfully with unions representing several of the College’s employee groups
  • Understanding of the role of educational opportunities in a multicultural, urban environment
  • Passion for fostering a diverse learning environment for students, faculty and staff
  • Commitment to innovative support and services to students of color, adult learners and Pell Grant-eligible students
  • Successful experience in board relations; strategic planning and institutional assessment
  • Ability to foster open communication and inclusivity
  • Ability to develop, lead and implement student success initiatives

Job Description and Application Process

The favorable candidate should also demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities of an accomplished campus president:

  • Possess comprehensive knowledge of higher education theories, concepts and practices
  • Possess understanding of a large urban educational environment
  • Possess current understanding of the unique strengths of and challenges facing community colleges and an appreciation for its modern-day students
  • Possess understanding of the complexity of working in a multi-site, fast-paced environment
  • Ability to develop and implement a vision for the campus that leverages its strengths and provides a strong programmatic identity within the context of the Cuyahoga Community College brand
  • Demonstrated record of working as part of a successful executive team in a large, multi-campus educational institution
  • Demonstrated passion and commitment to student success and to enhancing teaching and learning
  • Ability to establish mutually beneficial ties within the industry, including partnerships with four-year institutions and the local community
  • Ability to work collaboratively with administrators, staff and faculty throughout the College and with external partners while demonstrating a servant leadership focus
  • Ability to effectively maintain relationships with political leaders at the local, state and national levels
  • Must be open-minded, an enthusiastic creative thinker and problem-solver

Required qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate from a regionally accredited institution
  • Minimum of 10 years of demonstrated experience including:
    • Teaching in higher education
    • Executive-level leadership and administration
    • Successfully meeting accreditation and/or compliance standards
    • Developing and managing budgets
    • Effectively developing strategies and making decisions that have significant, broad implications on the management and operations of a college division (or equivalent business area)
    • Effectiveness requiring dynamic and analytical problem-solving methods in a variety of situations
    • Working as part of a successful executive team in a large, multi-campus educational institution
    • Fundraising and/or grant writing and grant administration

Benefits of Employment

We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, including:

  • Medical and dental plans
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Standard and supplemental life insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability plans
  • Retirement plans
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Health Savings Account
  • Paid time off (vacation, sick, personal, holiday, consulting)
  • Wireless stipend
  • Remission of fees

Application Process

Applications will be reviewed immediately and the process will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must apply directly to Cuyahoga Community College through the online system found at To ensure priority consideration, materials should be received by Friday, July 9, 2021.

Candidates should be prepared to submit the following documents as MS Word or Adobe Acrobat attachments:

(1) a cover letter that addresses the Job Description, Qualifications and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities;
(2) a current resume; and
(3) name and contact information of three professional references.

Please direct inquiries and nominations to:

Preston Pulliams, President
Gold Hill Associates
1065 Stigger Road
Jackson, MS 39209

Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®), Ohio’s first community college, opened in September 1963. Since then more than 1 million individuals have attended Tri-C. Offering both credit and noncredit courses, as well as certificate programs in most career fields, the College prepares students to prosper in the new global economy. More than 85% of Tri-C’s graduates live and work in the region.

More than 1,000 credit courses are offered each semester in more than 200 career and technical programs. Tri-C also grants short-term certificates, certificates of proficiency and post-degree professional certificates. More than 600 noncredit workforce and professional development courses are offered each year. Tri-C students at four campuses and at numerous off-campus sites strategically located throughout the county.

Cuyahoga Community College has been recognized as an Aspen Prize Top 150 Community College for 2021. The biennial honor, which recognizes high achievement and performance in student outcomes, is the nation’s signature recognition for community colleges.

Cuyahoga Community College Westshore Campus

Cuyahoga Community College Westshore Campus opened in January 2011 as the College’s fourth campus to meet the needs of Cuyahoga County’s Westshore communities. The campus serves 15 ZIP codes with more than 318,000 residents, representing more than 11 percent of the College’s enrollment.

The campus is composed of the Health Careers and Sciences building, which opened in 2011, and the Liberal Arts and Technology building, which opened in 2019. While the first building focuses on health careers and sciences, the original academic plan called for a variety of degrees over time and enough land to accommodate a seven-building campus plan of more than 900,000 square feet and serving more than 7,000 students. The Westshore Campus
demonstrates its strong commitment to sustainability with LEED Gold and Silver buildings.

The Westshore Campus is a transfer-focused campus with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medical (STEMM) and Associate of Arts and Science programs and degrees with a robust College Credit Plus population. The campus provides centralized services for students to complete associate degrees for transfer to four-year institutions or earn certificates and degrees leading to careers in business, emergency medical technology and
health, as well as courses in liberal arts, business, IT, engineering, nursing, creative arts, English as a second language and other subject areas. The campus houses 12 different labs, including science, engineering, IT and health career labs (featuring a human patient simulator and an Anatomage Table advanced anatomy visualization system) as well as an outdoor learning lab.

The campus offers a full array of student services, including a one-stop student services area, the Technology Learning Center, a library, food service and dedicated amenities for both veterans and honor students.

Our Mission, Vision and Values

Our underlying mission, vision and values guide us in our work and our service.

To provide high-quality, accessible and affordable educational opportunities and services — including university transfer, technical and lifelong learning programs —that promote individual development and improve the overall quality of life in a multicultural community.

Cuyahoga Community College will be recognized as an exemplary teaching and learning community that fosters service and student success. The College will be a valued resource and leader in academic quality, cultural enrichment, and economic development characterized by continuous improvement, innovation, and community responsiveness.

To successfully fulfill the mission and vision, Cuyahoga Community College is consciously committed to diversity, integrity, academic excellence, and achievement of individual and institutional goals. We are dedicated to building trust, respect, and confidence among our colleagues, students, and the community.

Cuyahoga Community College
2500 E 22nd St.
Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Austin Community College, Highland Business Center; Provost/EVC, Academic & Student Affairs (Austin, TX)

Provost/EVC, Academic & Student Affairs

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Position Information

Location Highland Business Center
Hours Typically Monday – Friday 8 am to 5 pm with possible evenings and weekends.
Salary Salary Commensurate Upon Experience.
FLSA Status Exempt
Reports To Chancellor
Criminal Background Check Pre-employment criminal background checks are required for all Staff and Faculty positions. Pre-employment urinalyses drug screens are also required for all top candidates considered for positions in ACC’s College Police department.

College Profile

Austin Community College District (ACC) is a nationally recognized public institution of higher education serving more than 70,000 diverse students annually. We are among the largest colleges in the nation with 11 campuses located across Central Texas, offering more than 100 programs in ten areas of study. Our identity as a community college is reflected in our work to ensure student success, a skilled workforce, and equitable access to higher education to all who seek it. Our academic and career programs, through traditional and distance learning modes, lead to meaningful credentials, including applied baccalaureate degrees.

ACC is an Achieving the Dream Leader College of Distinction, a member of the League for Innovation in Community Colleges, a Seal of Excelencia College, and a respected educational leader that values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching in a collaborative environment. At ACC, we believe that we are stronger together. The college is a catalyst for building trusted relationships and partnerships within our institution and community, and across the nation. We are dedicated to attracting highly qualified faculty, staff, and administrators with a wide range of backgrounds, ideas, and viewpoints. To that end, The College has implemented the 3 Cs initiative. Collaboration, Connection, and Caring are the hallmarks of the ACC College culture. It is our goal that students, faculty, staff, and the greater Austin community feel supported by the work of this institution.

In collaboration with our many community partners, ACC is working to move low- and middle-income residents into more stable and high-paying jobs by aligning education and training programs with employers’ needs. At ACC, we believe that college is for everyone. It is our commitment to put our students on a guided pathway to achieve personal and professional success.

Student Profile

Austin Community College is a Minority Serving Institution and Hispanic-Serving Institution. We are proud to mirror the multicultural diversity of the community we serve. Our college is committed to supporting all students’ educational goals as well as the economic and social well-being of the surrounding communities.

We are a majority-minority institution. In the fall of 2020, ACC students were 42% white, 38% Latinx, 8% African-American, 6% Asian, and 4% multiracial. We serve adult learners, traditional students, and a growing population of dual credit and Early College High School students. The average age of our students is 24.

Candidate Profile

Austin Community College pursues educational excellence by being accountable and committed to achieving diversity in our faculty and staff ranks. ACC seeks to be innovative and collaborative in all its operations and provides students with guidance and support in achieving success in their educational goals, whether they are seeking a degree, successful transfer, employment, or lifelong learning.

The ideal candidate will share ACC’s commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. In addition, the ideal candidate will be experienced in culturally responsive academic practices for engaging with first-generation students and returning students who have been historically underserved.

The successful candidate will join a college dedicated to the use of a curriculum that is responsive to the students it serves. Such curriculum includes the use of pedagogical techniques that draw on a wide range of high-impact and effective practices as well as varying culturally relevant illustrations and approaches.

Our Mission

The Austin Community College District promotes student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training in its service area.

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Commitment to Equity and Inclusion

ACC is committed to the ongoing systemic changes needed to ensure the increased recruitment, inclusion, retention, and completion of historically underserved and underrepresented populations. Through continual strategic community engagement and professional development of administrators, faculty, staff, and students, the college demonstrates its dedication to fostering a culture and climate for equitable outcomes.

As an open-access and low-cost institution, ACC is proud to serve a diverse student body. Our dedicated faculty members are excellent professors who help students achieve their educational goals and are sensitive to the diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds of our students. In 2017 our faculty adopted a Statement of ACC Faculty Values. This Statement affirms that ACC’s faculty members value collaboration, service, agency, scholarship, inclusion, and teaching, all of which attest to our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion at the heart of our mission.

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General Statement of Job

The Provost/Executive Vice Chancellor is Austin Community College’s Chief Academic and Student Affairs Officer and reports directly to the Chancellor. They represent the Chancellor in their absence. The Provost/Executive Vice Chancellor has broad and comprehensive responsibilities for the success of students in achieving their goals. Strategies to discharge these responsibilities include, but are not limited to strategic academic planning, directing the growth of academic and student affairs programs, the development of academic policy, the fiscal management for the academic enterprise, and advocating for faculty and student rights and responsibilities. The Provost is expected to provide the academic and administrative leadership for the College to achieve a high standard of excellence in instruction and student services. They foster collaboration with faculty, staff, students, and external communities to promote student success through research, use of best practices, evaluation, continuous improvement, shared governance, and student success strategies. They serve as a member of the Chancellor’s Leadership Team.

Description of Duties and Tasks

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Serves as the Chief Academic and Student Affairs officer of the college.
  • Articulates the long-term vision and strategic plan to guide the development of Academic and Student Affairs at Austin Community College (ACC).
  • In consultation with the Chancellor, oversees the implementation of this vision for ACC.
  • Supervises, trains, coaches, directs, coordinates, and disciplines personnel while adhering to organizational human resource policies and procedures as well as related employment laws. Recommends hire and termination personnel actions for positions supervised.
  • Provides leadership for production of an annual Student Success Report to track College progress toward achievement of equitable student outcomes as prescribed by the Chancellor, including such measures as access/enrollments, persistence/retention, engagement, and success.
  • Provides leadership for production of an annual Chancellor’s Report to the community which tracks the progress of individual offices, programs, and services toward achievement of the College’s Strategic Plan.
  • Provides leadership for the College’s engagement in state and national initiatives such as Guided Pathways, Achieving the Dream, League for Innovation in the Community College, and others as directed by the Chancellor.
  • Manages the Student Success Fund for the purposes of fostering and supporting innovation and continuous quality improvement by focusing on institutional performance research data, collaboration with faculty and staff, and creating/sustaining recognition and incentives which support and enhance student success.
  • Supervises the development, implementation, evaluation, and periodic update of the college’s Academic Master Plan.
  • Provides leadership for the development and implementation of appropriate professional development opportunities for faculty and staff, ensuring that all College instructional programs and student services are available and effective in online, hybrid, and face-to-face modalities.
  • Ensures the development, implementation, and evaluation of unit plans and programs in the current direct report Offices of Instruction and Student Affairs and their associated units.
  • Represents the College at community activities by actively participating in community organizations that support and strengthen the college’s programs and activities.
  • Provides leadership to strengthen articulation and collaborative activities with other education institutions, including the K-12 system and other higher education institutions, as well as public agencies, business, and industry.
  • Participates in professional organizations to enhance own professional development and ACC’s local, state, regional, national, and international profile.
  • Acts on behalf of the Chancellor and assumes responsibility for the college in the absence of the Chancellor, and at the Chancellor’s request.


Must possess the required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  •  Understanding of the philosophy and mission of the community college in American higher education.
  •  Understanding of demographics affecting higher education and ability to articulate challenges and opportunities before the community college.
  •  Understanding of traditionally under-served and at-risk student populations.
  •  Knowledge of instructional pedagogies, learning styles, and current research.
  •  Understanding of technologies for enhancement of teaching and learning.
  •  Commitment to institutional, state, and national research regarding student success.
  •  Understanding of current higher education issues, trends, and future conversations.
  •  Ability to make difficult decisions in a timely, thoughtful, evidence-based manner.
  •  Ability to think strategically and prioritize effectively.
  •  Strong communication and interpersonal skills, and a high level of professional integrity.


Must possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  •  Maintaining confidentiality of work-related information and materials.
  •  Ability to articulate community college vision, mission, and philosophy.
  •  Working effectively with diverse internal and external constituencies to achieve the mission of the college.
  •  Effective interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  •  Utilizes a transformational leadership approach.
  •  Fostering collaboration and innovation in instructional design and delivery.
  •  Strategic planning, research, and evaluation.
  •  Multi-tasking.

Technology Skills

  •  Use a variety of spreadsheet, word processing, database, and presentation software.
  •  Use institutional database systems, various telecommunication devices, and multimedia technology.

Required Work Experience

  • Five years related work experience, including management, in a higher education academic environment.

Required Education

Doctorate degree. Experience cannot be substituted for education.

Special Requirements

Licenses/Certifications; Other

  •  Valid Texas Driver’s License and reliable transportation for local Austin area travel.

Physical Requirements

  •  Work is performed in a standard office or similar environment.
  •  Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, pushing, and pulling.
  •  Occasional lifting of objects up to 10 pounds.


  • Provide resources for the safe operation of units. Create and support workplace safety.

HR Use Only

  • Updated 5/4/2021.

ACC Benefits Overview

Full-time Faculty and Staffing Table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the College are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short and long-term disability, retirement plans, and AD&D.

ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by Federal law.


The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC at its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Austin Community College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics.
As required by the US Department of Education, employees are required to report violations under Title IX and, under the Jeanne Clery Act.

**ON HOLD** Lone Star College, LSC-CyFair; President (Cypress, TX)

Search On Hold

The search for the LSC-CyFair President will be paused until late January 2022. Because the Delta variant has made it problematic to conduct in-person interviews and campus forums and meetings with the community, the college does not want to take risks with anyone’s health by conducting such meetings in person at this point. The proposed start date for the position will be summer, 2022.

Thank you for your interest in Lone Star College, and I encourage you to look for the announcement of the reopening of this search when it is continued in January.”

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Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 93,000+ students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as Chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact of nearly $3 billion. Lone Star College consists of seven colleges, seven centers, eight Workforce Centers of Excellence, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more, visit to Mission

This job carries with it the obligation to uphold the Mission of Lone Star College in carrying out the position’s duties. To commit to positive interpersonal behaviors, professional communication, diversity, integrity, leadership, stewardship, respect, and accountability to LSC students and employees.

Cultural Beliefs

  • One LSC
  • Advance Equity
  • Choose Learning
  • Cultivate Community
  • Student Focused
  • Own It

Purpose and Scope

The Lone Star College-CyFair President provides leadership and oversight for a large college campus in a multi-campus system, including off-site centers. The President develops new and maintains/deepens existing external partnerships and community relations. In addition, the President must be a good/contributing team member of the Chancellor’s Cabinet to help develop, coordinate and collaborate mnew system-wide initiatives with colleagues. This role ensures the college meets the needs of all constituents, including students, the community, taxpayers, school districts, and others. As a leader, the President works with key local, state, and national leaders to accomplish the mission of the college and system.

The Lone Star College-CyFair President position is located at 9191 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress, TX 77433.

Essential Job Functions:

The College President is responsible to the Chancellor of the System for the performance of the following duties:

  1. Participate in the decision making and fully support Lone Star College strategic priorities, including the following:
    • Academic and workforce
      Student success
    • Financial responsibility and accountability
    • Educational partnerships
    • The establishment of a culture that values employees and students
    • The Lone Star College Foundation
    • A commitment to high ethical and professional standards
  2. Understand and support Lone Star College’s budgeting philosophies, allocation models, and financial accountability for your college.
  3. Understand and support Lone Star College Human Resource policies, procedures, and practices.
  4. A knowledge, understanding, and practical application of Lone Star College policies and procedures.
  5. Function as an active member of the Chancellor’s Cabinet.
  6. Develop and implement college educational and student development programs responsive to the needs of the students and the community and consistent with the values and mission of the system.
  7. Develop and implement a plan of college organization, including hiring, termination, and the assignment of responsibilities to college personnel in accordance with Lone Star College policies. Included in this plan is a demonstrative commitment to diversity reflective of the community and student body.
  8. Develop and implement a college planning and evaluation system and report the results of all such evaluations to the Chancellor in a timely manner.
  9. Represent the college in community and civic activities, supporting the programs of the LSC Foundation and maintaining positive relationships with governmental and educational entities within the college’s service area, including members of the Legislature.
  10. Ensure that the college facilities and grounds are maintained in accordance with System standards and norms
  11. Act as the chief spokesperson for the college.
  12. Engage in appropriate professional development activities. Present at least once annually at a national level professional meeting/conference and once annually at a State or regional conference.
  13. Serve as the primary communication link between the college’s students, faculty, staff, and the Chancellor and Board of Trustees. Employee shall maintain a highly professional relationship with both College faculty and staff in all forms of communication and shall abide by all system Policies and Procedures.
  14. Initial assignment and/or reassignment of duties will be made by the Chancellor based on the system’s needs.

Work Schedule & Conditions:

  • Equipment used includes a PC workstation running on a LAN in a Microsoft Windows environment, calculator, phone, and other general office equipment.
  • Interface with internal and external contacts as needed to carry out the functions of the position.
  • Work is performed in a climate-controlled office with minimal exposure to safety hazards.

Required Qualifications:

Earned doctoral degree and over ten years of related work experience, to include at least five years administrative experience at the President, vice-president, vice-chancellor, or associate vice chancellor level at a comprehensive community college or system or equivalent experience

Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities:

  • Integrity, highest ethical standards, and respect for the dignity and worth of individuals and groups with a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, goodwill, and a sense of humor
  • Experience in providing educational or support services directly to students through teaching, student services, library assistance, or other areas of professional service where engaging students directly is required
  • Demonstrated commitment to higher education or public service
  • Proven management and leadership skills

Physical Abilities:

The work is sedentary. Typically, the employee sits comfortably to do the work. However, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying light items, such as papers, books, or small parts, or driving an automobile. No special physical demands are required to perform the work.

Application Process

This search is being facilitated by Dr. Dennis Michaelis of Gold Hill Associates. Candidates should send their materials directly to Dr. Michaelis at: The following items are required to be submitted directly and only to the search consultant via email attachments:

  • COVER LETTER, limited to no more than four typed pages, detailing how your education experiences/background align with this Position Profile
  • RESUME limited to no more than six typed pages

Important Note: All attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format, and file names must begin with the applicant’s initials (example: ABCcover, ABCres, ABCref). The subject line in the email should reference the position being applied for, i.e., President LSC-CyFair.

Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made. For application materials to receive full consideration, it is preferred that application materials be submitted by September 10, 2021.

Semi-finalist candidates will interview with the Search Advisory Committee in October, with finalist candidates interviewing in November.

REFERENCES will be requested only of finalists and should be limited to 1 typed page and include two supervisors, two direct reports, two full-time faculty members, and one community reference. The references must include names, titles, business and personal phone numbers, and email addresses. References will not be contacted without the consultant’s prior notification to the applicant.

Transcripts will be required of all finalists. Official transcripts must be provided to Lone Star College by the successful candidate as a condition of hire.

For questions related to the search process, calendar, and position Profile, contact Search Liaison Deseree Probasco, Chief of Staff/Board Liaison at
For other questions, contact the Search Consultant via email noted below (including requests for a phone conversation, in which you should also list times and a number at which you may be reached.)

Search Consultant:
Dr. Dennis Michaelis
Gold Hill Associates

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  • Rogue Community College Presidential Search (Medford, Grants Pass, and White City, Oregon)
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Please contact Gold Hill Associates with any questions regarding College President Job Searches.