District releases details of South Mountain Community College president search

The Maricopa County Community College District is conducting a search for candidates to replace Shari Olson, South Mountain Community College’s president, who is retiring  this summer.

The South Mountain Community College Search Committee and the Maricopa County Community College District invite applications and nominations for the position, officials said.

“We are looking for a future-focused, agile and innovative leader who can help build our community college system to become an even greater asset to our state,” said Dr. Steven R. Gonzales, MCCCD interim chancellor.

“I thank President Olson for her leadership and commitment to student success. She has remained committed to strengths-based leadership and developing the best in her students and colleagues.”

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Laredo College in Final Stages of Presidential Search Process

During their regular board meeting on Thursday, May 19, the Laredo College Board of Trustees met in executive session to discuss the employment of the college’s sole presidential finalist, Dr. Maria Minerva (Minita) Ramírez.

The board unanimously voted to move forward in extending an employment offer and beginning final negotiations. Upon Dr. Ramírez’s acceptance, the college will proceed with preparations for her transition into the position. She is expected to assume the office on July 1, 2022.

“We are in the final stages of officially having Dr. Minita Ramírez as our eighth college president and are excited to have an academic leader of her caliber take the reins at Laredo College,” Laredo College Board President Lupita Zepeda said. “We look forward to working together for our students and our community as we continue to uphold the standards of academic excellence, workforce development and innovation characteristic of our beloved college.”

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Northwest Arkansas Community College Trustees Approve Profile for Next President

BENTONVILLE — The Board of Trustees on Wednesday solidified the profile for Northwest Arkansas Community College’s next president.

The board voted 7-0 to approve the profile at a special meeting Wednesday. Board members Rachel Harris and Jerry Vest were absent.

Evelyn Jorgenson, 69, has worked in education for 48 years and began as the college’s third president in 2013. She’ll retire when her contract ends June 30.

The profile, in addition to information on the college and region, includes details on the president’s role, opportunities and challenges of the position and ideal characteristics and qualifications for the next president.

The profile will be posted online by Monday to begin identifying candidates qualified to be the next president, said Kennon Briggs, a consultant with the search firm Association of Community College Trustees of Washington. The college used the same firm to select Jorgenson.

“We’re looking for the best leader in this role,” said Ron Branscum, board chairman.

The board meeting followed a day of four forums at the college on Tuesday to receive student, faculty, staff and community feedback to help shape the profile.

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New President of Lane Community College to be Selected by July 2022

Following the announcement that current President Dr. Margaret Hamilton will be retiring in late June next year, the national search for Lane Community College’s next President has commenced and is projected to conclude with the next incumbent in place by July 2022.

The College’s Board of Education is set to approve appointments made to the Presidential Search Advisory Committee on September 15. Representatives from the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) will be facilitating a number of public forums in early October to gain insights from students, faculty, staff, and community members on characteristics that are critical for Lane’s next President to possess, along with opportunities and challenges the College currently faces. These forums will be supplemented by feedback to a public survey designed by ACCT and distributed by Lane.

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Dr. Peter Grant Jordan Appointed Next President of Dutchess Community College, SUNY

Following a national search and recruitment effort, the State University of New York Board of Trustees met at a regularly scheduled meeting on June 23, 2021 to vote to appoint Dr. Peter Grant Jordan as the next President of Dutchess Community College within the SUNY system, with an effective start date of August 2, 2021.

Jordan, who previously served as President of Tarrant County College’s South Campus in Texas, was one of three finalists invited to participate in open forums at the College in early May. Other finalists included Dr. Tia Robinson-Cooper, Provost and Vice President at Inver Hills Community College in Inver Grove Heights, MN; and Dr. Reine Sarmiento is Vice President Enrollment Management and Associate Provost at Lehman College, CUNY, in New York, NY.

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