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President

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Housatonic Community College

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Bridgeport, CT

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The Connecticut State Colleges and Universities Board of Regents has opened the search for the president of Housatonic Community College. The college is one of 12 community colleges in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system. It is located in Bridgeport, the largest city in Connecticut. The successful candidate will follow former President Anita Gliniecki, who has served the college as president since 2007. The president of Housatonic Community College reports to the President of the Board of Regents.
 
OVERVIEW
One of the state's 12 community colleges, Housatonic Community College was founded in 1967 to meet the education and training needs of all constituencies in its state assigned 11-town service area.  A knowledgeable, dedicated faculty and staff work on behalf of 1,843 full-time students and 3,970 part-time students in a diverse, learner-centered, supportive, and stimulating environment. The college takes pride in providing an affordable, accessible, and high quality education to its students in associate degree and certificate programs. These prepare students to transfer to baccalaureate institutions or go directly into the workplace. Housatonic Community College offers 63 degree and certificate options, as well as a wide variety of noncredit options. Noteworthy is the college's oversight of the Housatonic Museum of Art and Sculpture Garden.
 
POSITION
In keeping with the college's mission, the Board of Regents and college community seek a president who will bring dynamic, inspired, and innovative leadership. The applicant must possess thoughtful, seasoned managerial and administrative skills. It is preferred that he or she has senior level administrative and/or teaching experience at a community college. This new leader will be transformational with a focus upon championing students and empowering faculty and staff, alike. The successful candidate should be committed to working within a multi-institution system of higher education; embracing the system plan, "Transform 2020"; and respecting Board of Regents' goals on behalf of the college. Additional attributes follow:
 
  • Vision and successful experience with strategic planning design, initiatives, and delivery;
  • Commitment to a students-first focus and appreciation for students with diverse backgrounds, needs, and goals;
  • Respect for and professional development of faculty, staff, and a senior leadership team;
  • Experience or ability to work in a unionized environment;
  • Business sense and success in finances, budget allocation, and resource generation;
  • Advocate of career/technical education, liberal arts transfer programs, manufacturing, workforce development, and the college among its various constituencies;
  • Success with implementing enrollment management methods and strategies;
  • Collaborative experience with K-12, higher education, and other public/private partnerships;
  • Understanding of urban education matters in a richly diverse community and the opportunities and challenges that environment delivers;
  • Knowledge of a college foundation’s mission and solicitation of private gifts and state/federal grants;
  • Visible, entrepreneurial, and collaborative spirit to enhance the image of and support for the college, working closely with the business and general community;
  • Ability to establish and cultivate the college's alumni presence; and
  • Approachable with strong spoken, written, listening, and interpersonal skills.
NOMINATIONS AND APPLICATIONS
The next Housatonic Community College President will have a special opportunity to lead a unique higher education community. Applicants of unquestionable integrity with a terminal degree from an accredited institution of higher education, along with a substantial leadership background, will be preferred.
 
To assure best consideration, nominations and applications should be received by October 15, 2014. The application should include a letter of interest (not more than three pages) specifically addressing the qualifications described; a current résumé (or curriculum vitae); and the names of five professional references with each person's position, office or home address, e-mail address, and telephone numbers. All applications will remain confidential pending the selection of finalists. The new president may assume office on or about January 2, 2015.
 
The search is being assisted by James H. McCormick, Senior Consultant, AGB Search, jhm@agbsearch.com, 651-238-5188. Nominations and applications should be sent electronically (MS Word or PDF Format) to hcc@agbsearch.com. Additional position and college information may be found at www.ct.edu/regents/search-housatonic#profile and www.housatonic.edu.
 
The Board of Regents for Higher Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of intellectual disability, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, transgender status, genetic information or criminal record. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Laurie Dunn, Interim Vice President for Human Resources, 61 Woodland Street, Hartford, CT 06105, 860-723-0253 or by email at DunnL@ct.edu.
 
Contact Us: hcc@agbsearch.com

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