The Board of Trustees and the Presidential Search Committee of Suffolk County Community College invite applications and nominations for the position of President of the College. The search will begin immediately, and continue until an appointment is made. The new president will assume office no later than July 2010.
The Suffolk County Community College presidency offers an extraordinary opportunity to lead one of the nation’s finest community colleges. It is an outstanding multi-campus community college with a strong board, foundation, faculty, administration, and staff. SCCC has superior academic, support, and service programs, and has a reputation for quality. The College operates as a unit of the State University of New York, is governed by a 10-member board of trustees, and is sponsored by Suffolk County. Founded in 1959, the College has an operating budget of $180 million and educates over 23,000 credit and 6,000 non-credit students on its three campuses – Ammerman, Eastern, and the Michael J. Grant, as well as the Sayville Center and the Riverhead Culinary Arts and Hospitality Center.
The College is located in Suffolk County, the largest suburban county in the State of New York, with a population of over 1.5 million people. The attractive county includes rural and suburban communities, and is an easy commute to Manhattan. Suffolk County is fiscally sound with strong bond ratings. The county has a thriving, diverse economy including agriculture, high technology, research, and tourism. The dollar volume of agricultural production is the largest of any county in New York. The county is home to the Brookhaven National Laboratory, the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, and Stony Brook’s Center for Advanced Technology, as well as nine colleges and universities. The county has excellent public education, as well as outstanding health care. Suffolk County is bordered by water on three sides, and has recreational beaches, including the world famous beaches of the Hamptons, sport and commercial fishing. Suffolk County operates under a charter form of government. The County Executive is elected to a four-year term. An elected 18- member County Legislature serves a two-year term.
SCCC requires an experienced leader with depth and breadth in a variety of proven administrative skills. Applications should include an up-to-date résumé and a three- to five- page application letter specifically addressing the applicant’s background in relation to the opportunities, challenges, and qualifications described in the position Profile which may be seen at www.academic-search.com or www.sunysuffolk.edu. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on September 24. To ensure consideration, all application materials should be received by October 14, 2009. Nominations and applications will be treated confidentially and should be sent electronically in MS Word or PDF format to: SuffolkCC@academic-search.com.
This search is assisted by:
Dr. Robert Parilla, Senior Consultant
Academic Search, Inc.
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SCCC is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educator.