North Hennepin Community College seeks a visionary leader to work with college faculty, staff, students, and the community in the energetic pursuit of its mission to engage students and change lives.
Founded in 1966, North Hennepin Community College (NHCC) offers more than 60 accredited certificate and degree programs with flexible scheduling options, small class sizes, and affordable tuition. Serving more than 10,000 students, NHCC is one of the largest, most diverse community colleges in Minnesota. Forty-six percent of its students are low income; 44% are students of color; 61% are first generation; and 43% are returning adults age 26 or older.
The college’s beautiful 120-acre campus is located in the suburban Minneapolis city of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. The central courtyard is surrounded by the Fine Arts Center, Center for Liberal Arts, Science Center, Center for Business and Technology, Learning Resource Center and Campus Center. In 2012, the college marked the rededication of the newly renovated Center for Business and Technology. September 2014 saw the dedication of a new state-of-the-art Bioscience & Health Careers Center.
The college offers Associate in Art (A.A.), Associate in Science (A.S.), Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S) and Associate in Fine Arts (A.F.A.) degree programs. The college offers many programs designed to readily transfer into most four-year universities Top programs by enrollment are Liberal Arts, Computer Science, Nursing, Business Administration, and Criminal Justice.
NHCC is one of the few community colleges in the country to offer undergraduate research opportunities in biology, chemistry, geology, and other fields. Bachelor’s degrees are offered on the NHCC campus by several partnering universities. Students who excel academically may participate in the college’s honors program.
The college takes pride in its vibrant liberal arts environment, where students participate in and attend theater productions, art exhibits, concerts, recreational sports, and cultural events.
North Hennepin Community Collegeis a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system (MnSCU). With 24 two-year colleges and seven state universities, MnSCU is the largest provider of higher education in the state of Minnesota. Under the leadership of Chancellor Steven Rosenstone, MnSCU is committed to ensuring access to an extraordinary education for all Minnesotans; being the partner of choice to meet Minnesota’s workforce and community needs; and delivering to students, employers, communities, and taxpayers the highest value, most affordable option.
Reporting to the chancellor, the president of North Hennepin Community Collegeserves as chief executive officer responsible for leading the faculty and staff in fulfilling the college’s mission. The president serves on the system’s leadership council, which consists of the chancellor, the chancellor’s cabinet, and the 31 college and university presidents. As a member of the leadership council, the president contributes to the overall direction of the nation’s fifth-largest system of higher education.
The successful candidate will be a strong leader and proponent of the community college mission, with a demonstrated commitment to student success. While progressive responsibility in higher education administration is desirable, comparable experience in business, government, etc. will be considered. A terminal degree is preferred but not required.
Dr. Larry Ebbersis assisting Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and North Hennepin Community Collegein the search. Screening of applications will begin January 12, 2015 and continue until an appointment is made. Nominations should include the name, position, address, and telephone number of the nominee. Application materials should include a cover letter, a current resume and contact information for five professional references. All applications should be submitted electronically using the following link:
Confidential inquiries and nominations should be directed to:
Dr. Larry Ebbers
(515) 290 - 9854
- To learn more about MnSCU, please visit www.mnscu.edu
- To learn more about North Hennepin Community College, please visit www.nhcc.edu
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