The Board of Trustees of Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) announces the search for this historic and respected institution’s ninth president. PGCC is ranked among the top community colleges in the nation. This institution is known for its deep engagement with the Prince George’s County community, the state of Maryland and beyond. The College and its programs have grown consistently during its 60-year history and has launched thousands of students into productive careers and advanced degree programs.
While confirming its legacy and solidifying its successes, PGCC seeks a visionary leader who will lead it to greater heights. The successful candidate will be one who is experienced, mission-driven, strategic, student-focused, and a champion for the college and the community. The next president will be a collaborator committed to the principles of collegial and participatory governance; a leader with integrity, and one who builds upon the many successes of Prince George's Community College. All of the accomplishments are the result of the dedication of outstanding faculty; committed administrators and staff; a supportive Board of Trustees; and a community that understands the worth of a college grounded in the community.
Initially accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education in 1969, the College received reaffirmation, along with more than 20 commendations signaling its ongoing commitment to the provision of academic programs and services aligned with student learning outcomes that meet the expectations of postsecondary experiences, in June 2015. Based on the new eight-year timeline, the next accreditation review is scheduled to occur in 2023.
The system of governance at Prince George's Community College is one of a collaborative nature grounded in integrity, transparency, and respect. There are myriad bodies that are involved in the governance system and have distinct roles as identified by formal recognition in the College CODE of Policies, inclusive of but not limited to representative constituency groups (faculty, students, administrators and professional staff, technical and support staff, and AFSCME-Local 1646).
QUALIFICATIONS and DESIRED CHARACTERISTICS
As the Presidential Search Committee begins its efforts to identify PGCC’s ninth president, the community has clearly indicated a need to retain its status as an influential institution, solidify its historic accomplishments, and prepare the College for an even stronger future. In that regard, qualifying candidates must possess the following qualifications and attributes:
- A terminal degree from an accredited institution of higher education is required
- Understands, is committed to and embraces the mission and vision of community colleges
- Senior management experience within community college, higher education, or non-traditional environment that demonstrates ability to lead, manage, and use data/evidence to enhance student success within the Pathways framework developed by the College.
- Strong and sound fiscal management experience with multi-million-dollar budgets
- Equivalent and/or applicable senior level experience that illustrates the ability to lead a complex, multi-dimensional, and multi-layered organization with a jurisdiction that also has a regional footprint
Please visit www.agbsearch.com/active-searches to review the full list of qualifications and desired characteristics required for the role of President. For additional
information about Prince George’s Community College, visit www.pgcc.edu .
Nominations and Applications
The College will follow a very rigorous, responsible, inclusive and thorough process. The deadline for submitting applications is February 21, 2020, after which the Search Committee will complete its screen and review process to select candidates for confidential off campus interviews. The committee will continue to review applications until the next president is selected by April 10, 2020. For full consideration, applicants must submit the following:
1) a comprehensive vita with experiences and credentials detailed in chronological order;
2) a letter of interest that addresses the qualifications identified in the Presidential Profile; and
3) five references with email addresses and phone numbers. References will not be
contacted without the permission of the candidate but should be available for contact once a candidate is selected for interview.
Applicants should submit the appropriate materials electronically in MSWord or Adobe PDF to the chair of the search committee:
Mrs. Oretha Bridgwater-Simms, Chair, Search Committee and Member, Board of Trustees
Prince George’s Community College
Inquiries, nominations, and questions should be directed to a member of our search consultant team:
Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd, Executive Search Consultant at AGB Search
Dr. Carlos Hernandez, Executive Search Consultant at AGB Search