A large and dynamic two-year institution seeks a skilled and committed higher education administrator to assume its highest leadership position. Three Rivers Community College (TRCC), a comprehensive public institution located in Norwich, Connecticut, provides high quality, affordable, and accessible education to a diverse population of over 5,000 credit and 1,800 continuing education students in 48 associate degree programs and 44 certificate programs. The new President will lead an institution that is a highly respected, integral part of the economy and intellectual life of the region. Serving as the chief executive officer of the College and reporting to the President of the Board of Regents for the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities (ConnSCU), the next President joins ConnSCU as it seeks to be a national leader in promoting expanded college access, affordability, and opportunities for students of all backgrounds and ages. S/he will be a skilled administrator and visionary who is committed to community engagement and partnerships, takes a collegial and team-oriented approach to administration, and successfully engages Three Rivers’ constituencies. The successful candidate will establish relationships with ConnSCU officers, state and local officials, and corporate partners to effectively advocate for TRCC and promote the College’s programs and initiatives. The ideal candidate will have a well-rounded background in leadership and demonstrated success in financial management, fundraising, and strategic and academic planning. A motivated and collaborative work ethic, strong communication skills, and knowledge of national trends in higher education will be necessary characteristics for this position. An advanced degree is required for this opportunity, while a doctorate is preferred. Candidates with equivalent and/or applicable senior-level leadership experience are encouraged to apply.
Three Rivers’ integration of technical, career, and liberal arts programs allows its students to easily move from one program to another, gain admission to 4-year colleges and universities, pursue fulfilling careers, and become enlightened stewards in the community. As one of 17 institutions that make up ConnSCU, TRCC is committed to student success, boasting a dedicated faculty and both institutional and specialized accreditation of its business, education, nursing, and engineering technology programs. TRCC was created in 1992 through legislation enacted by the Connecticut General Assembly and is headquartered on a newly renovated campus that provides an educational, cultural, and physical resource to the community. Named in recognition of the three primary rivers in the region—the Shetucket, the Yantic, and the Thames—Three Rivers Community College is an important provider of affordable training and retraining for regional business and industry. For more information about the College, please explore www.trcc.commnet.edu.
Environment: Nicknamed “The Rose of New England,” Norwich, Connecticut, is a small city of fewer than 50,000 residents located less than 20 miles north of Mystic seaport and village. The city is an easy, scenic coastline drive away from New Haven to the southwest and Providence to the northeast. Boasting both fresh and saltwater recreation options in its extensive river system, public parks, theater and performance venues, museums, and shopping and leisure alternatives, Norwich is a picturesque setting and a charming, family-friendly municipality, with a congenial atmosphere and intriguing historic connections.
Application: Interested candidates should submit only a cover letter and resume/CV to RPA Inc. at Threerivers@rpainc.org. For a confidential discussion, please call Kate Nolde, Vice President, or Isaac Karaffa, Senior Recruitment Specialist, RPA Inc. at 800-992-9277. The first review of candidates will begin in early March. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. ConnSCU is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer.