Presidential SearchPosition Profile

The Monroe County Community College Board of Trustees invites applications and nominations for the position of president.

Opportunities and Challenges

The president of Monroe County Community College will be a visionary leader who will:

  • Honor the history of the college and the vital role MCCC plays in the economic and educational life of the region, while moving strategically to the next level of development.
  • Lead an integration of the college’s strategic planning efforts with The Foundation at MCCC   strategic planning efforts and unify stakeholders, including taxpayers, by articulating the institution’s mission, vision, successes and priorities.
  • Provide leadership as the college continues to implement its new shared governance structure and focus on improving internal communication and trust.
  • Cultivate and nurture existing and new relationships with the business community and the community at large to meet the educational needs of the workforce and in preparation for the next capital campaign.
  • Promote and foster the development of new and innovative academic programs that will attract students and benefit the region.
  • Achieve a mutuality of effort and collaboration with all stakeholders that will translate into a successful millage campaign.

Leadership Qualities and Characteristics

Monroe County Community College seeks an experienced and dynamic leader who embraces the college’s mission and is:

  • A champion of student success, who values, respects and reaches out to students.
  • A unifier who is approachable, flexible, progressive and visible, inspiring confidence and accountability within the college.
  • A leader who is entrepreneurial and responsive to economic opportunities and trends.
  • The primary representative of the shared governance system who values open, consultative relationships with the Faculty, Staff and Administrator councils and cooperative relationships with the collective bargaining units.
  • Committed to the highest standards of personal and institutional integrity.
  • An experienced financial manager who understands budgets, funding and financial planning and who will balance property tax revenue, tuition, state support and private gifts.
  • Committed to innovation and excellence in teaching and learning.
  • A skilled negotiator who understands employee relations, unions and collective bargaining.
  • A proven administrator able to work effectively with governing boards and who values board development.
  • Supportive of intellectual growth and professional development of faculty and staff.
  • An effective fundraiser who possesses the ability to identify and create new revenue sources.
  • A dynamic communicator and excellent listener who will be able to communicate the
    college’s mission, purpose, activities and needs with precision and persuasiveness.
  • Experienced with attracting and empowering a strong, diverse group of faculty who will be able to work effectively and successfully with students at all levels of preparation and ability.
  • A collaborative and inclusive leader who builds trust which allows for the freedom to share ideas, displays transparency in the decision-making process and honors the contributions of all within the college.
  • An exceptional ambassador committed to active and visible leadership in the community, which includes representing MCCC to a broad range of external constituencies including businesses, nonprofit organizations, state and federal governments, foundations, potential donors, media, community leaders at all levels and the general public.
  • An educational partner who seeks to strengthen relationships with the local K-12 schools, colleges and universities.
  • Committed to working with college staff, Foundation board, government and private donors to ensure a comprehensive system of financial aid and scholarships for students.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate from a regionally accredited institution is highly preferred.
  • Post-secondary classroom teaching experience is highly preferred.
  • Successful administrative experience in a community college, university or comparable institution.

Application Process

Nominations and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  The target date for applications is Friday, April 12, 2013.

To apply, go to

In addition to your electronic application materials, a paper copy must be mailed to:

MCCC – Presidential Search ATTN: Dr. Narcisa Polonio ACCT
1233 20th Street, NW, Suite 301
Washington, DC 20036

For additional information, nominations or confidential inquiries, contact Dr. Narcisa Polonio, ACCT executive vice president for education, research and board leadership services, (202) 276-
1983 (cell) or or Dr. Laurie Savona, ACCT operations officer for search services,, (202) 775-4474 (office), (202) 595-4300 (cell).

Under Michigan’s Open Meeting Law, candidates may request that their application remain
confidential until they are interviewed. Interviews will occur in public session.

Monroe County Community College is as an equal opportunity institution prohibiting discrimination against any qualified person because of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, gender, marital status, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, height, weight or veteran status.