The Board of Trustees of Kankakee Community College invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of President.
The college enjoys a tradition of strong community support and stability in leadership, having only five presidents during its 42-year history. KCC is located on a 177 acre campus along the Kankakee River. The Kankakee River Valley is just 45 miles south of Chicago off Interstate 57. The region offers opportunities and activities for all ages, including cultural, educational, historical, and recreational.
KCC provides high quality transfer and career programs, adult education and literacy programs at multiple sites throughout its 1,600-square-mile district. The college enrolls more than 5,300 students annually and serves more than 7,700 additional residents through corporate and continuing education programs.
The next president of KCC will have outstanding leadership skills with an established reputation of integrity, honesty, and trust; dedication to excellence and technological innovation in education; and broad vision for academic leadership. The successful candidate will be committed to meeting the full range of educational needs of the student body and to expanding productive partnerships with all segments of education, the community, businesses, legislators, and other governmental agencies. Other qualifications include a background of demonstrated support for local economic development and workforce training; a desire to continue and expand previously successful fundraising and marketing initiatives; and experience implementing innovative support programs to improve student recruitment and student success. An earned doctorate and senior executive experience are required with community college experience preferred. Experience with underserved at-risk population segments is preferred.
Qualified candidates are encouraged to complete and electronically submit all of the required application materials found at www.kcc.edu/presidentialsearch. Nominations and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
To ensure full consideration, completed application materials should be received by March 20. Applicants will be notified of receipt of application materials. Individuals who are nominated will be contacted by the college and will be invited to apply. All inquiries and applications will be held in confidence until interviews with final candidates are confirmed. The college wishes to identify a new president by May 2009.
KCC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. The college encourages applications from candidates who reflect the increasing diversity of KCC’s student body and community, and who will enhance and promote engagement with other cultures.