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President-Peninsula College

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The Board of Trustees invites nominations and applications for the position of President of Peninsula College (PC), located in Port Angeles, Washington.

About the College

Founded in 1961, Peninsula College is a public, comprehensive community college, one of 34 community and technical colleges serving the residents of Washington State. The College service district encompasses both Clallam and Jefferson Counties on the Olympic Peninsula in northwest Washington. The board seeks a president with a deep commitment to student success, who will honor the unique culture, traditions and history of Peninsula College and lead the College to its next level of success.

The College is honored to directly serve six sovereign nations: Hoh, Quileute, Makah, Port Gamble S’Klallam, Jamestown S’Klallam, and Lower Elwha Klallam. ʔaʔk̓ʷustəƞáwt̓xʷ House of Learning, Peninsula College Longhouse was created in collaboration with these six Nations and is a special gathering place to teach, learn, and share cultural traditions, knowledge, and identities for all students and community members. ʔaʔk̓ʷustəƞáwt̓xʷ House of Learning, Peninsula College Longhouse is the first longhouse built on a community college campus in the nation.

Peninsula College’s main campus is in Port Angeles on 75 acres in the foothills of the Olympic Mountains. Peninsula College is the only resident institution of higher education on the North Olympic Peninsula. Extension sites are located in Forks, 57 miles west of Port Angeles, and in Port Townsend, 46 miles to the east. The campus features state of the art and accessible facilities, technically advanced classrooms and equipment, international learning programs, competitive athletic teams, and online course options. Tucked in the shadow of the Olympic Mountains, Port Angeles is located at the center of the Olympic Peninsula. As the gateway to the Olympic National Park, one of most beautiful national parks in the nation, this seaside-meets-mountain town has history, fame, natural beauty, and culture. Port Angeles’s art scene includes art murals and sculptures located throughout the town, as well as monthly and annual arts and cultural events that highlight the talents and dedication of area residents.

Peninsula College is fully accredited by the Northwest Commission of Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Its last visit was in 2018. Over 2,500 students attend the college each year. Approximately one-third of Peninsula students are students of color, with 13.4% identifying as multi-racial, 5.6% Native American, 5.3% Asian, and 3.1% African American. With an average age of 28, the majority (56%) of Peninsula students attend full time. Fourteen percent (14%) are running start students, 14% Transitional Studies students, and 15% Incarcerated Individual students. Approximately 37% of the students are enrolled in academic/transfer programs, while 35% are enrolled in career/technical programs. The College manages an annual operating budget of approximately $24,000,000. Peninsula was one of the first community colleges in the Washington to offer BAS degrees. In addition to bachelor’s degree programs, Peninsula offers direct transfer degrees (DTA) including Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Business, Computer Science, and Nursing. The college also offers professional/technical programs including Early Childhood Education, Medical Assistant, IT and Cybersecurity, Multimedia Communications, Business Administration, Welding, and Addiction Studies.

Target date for applications is: February 8, 2022

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Peninsula College does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, families with children, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, including gender identity, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, genetic information, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability in its programs and activities. Coordination of compliance is the responsibility of the Human Resources Officer, PC HR Office, (360) 417-6298.

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