Richland Community College seeks an innovative and intentional leader who will enhance its student-centered focus and continue its tradition of academic excellence and high level of involvement in the community. Integral to the success of a new president will be the ability to build upon some exciting projects which include a future philosophical shift to a high-tech, high-touch for student services lodged in a new Student Success Center; expanded dual credit opportunities; the design and implementation of curriculum that integrates academic disciplines and practical business applications in the new Carroll School of Business; a College Foundation with over $18,000,000 in assets ranked nationally in the top 100 of public two-year institutions; a U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design platinum designation offered through the Center for Sustainability and Innovation; the career public-private partnership of the Illinois Carbon Capture and Storage Project; the laboratories of the Workforce Development Institute; and the world class Farm Progress Show held biennially on the College’s campus.
Located in the heart of the agribusiness capital of the world - Decatur, Illinois - Richland is situated in the center of the 8 counties it serves and is within a 20-mile driving radius for students in the surrounding communities. Decatur, with surrounding communities, has a population of approximately 120,000 people. It is an ideal place for raising a family and living a healthy lifestyle. Decatur is well known throughout the United States for its first rate recreational facilities. Lake Decatur is a gorgeous, five-basin lake that provides opportunities for all types of water sports and recreation. Decatur is located less than one hour from Champaign, Springfield and Bloomington, two hours from St. Louis and three hours from Chicago. The industry base is diverse, including employment in agriculture, manufacturing, business, health care, and education. There is an abundance of social and cultural opportunities available. The real estate is reasonable, with a wide variety of prestigious homes available. You will find that this is a unique opportunity to combine a professional career and lifestyle.
Richland Community College is facing the future with a great deal of momentum and commitment to serving its students and community with excellence.