Henry Ford Community College in Dearborn, Michigan, seeks a dynamic president to lead this outstanding and rapidly expanding institution. HFCC is a comprehensive public community college serving about 18,000 students each semester across three campuses in southeast Michigan: Main Campus and Dearborn Heights. The third campus, East Campus, is home to the HFCC School of Nursing and M-TEC Division. HFCC is dedicated to preparing students for a rapidly changing world and workplace by offering more than 100 associate degree career and university transfer programs. HFCC offers high-quality, innovative programs to meet the educational and training needs of the region. Students may choose programs designed to seamlessly transfer to four-year institutions, or to prepare them for the new workforce.
The HFCC Board of Trustees seeks a new president, a visionary who is a collaborative leader, and who had the background and experience to lead HFCC as a valued member of the Dearborn community and the surrounding areas. The president is the chief executive officer of the college and reports directly to the elected seven-member Board of Trustees. The new president will be prepared to lead this outstanding and diverse College to a bright future. He or she will have a solid background in financial management, teaching and/or counseling, higher education administration and community relations. Internally, she or he will foster a culture of trust, innovation and success across all levels of the institution and externally will promote an understanding of – and financial support for – the College in Dearborn, its surrounding communities, in the state of Michigan and nationally.
Ideally, the new president will have a demonstrated passion for community colleges and for student success and development, and will possess outstanding expertise in the following areas:
•Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills that facilitate relationship-building, collegiality, and trust;
•Strong experience in budgeting and financial management; and fundraising and development;
•The ability to work collaboratively and successfully with unions representing the College’s employee groups;
•Excellent business acumen and positive experience in advocating for the College to governmental, professional, and civic organizations;
•Successful experience in Board relations; strategic planning; and institutional assessment;
•An earned doctorate from a regionally accredited institution of higher education (preferred, but not required).
The review of applications begins January 11, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Information about the position and application procedures can be found at: rhperry.com or hfcc.edu. For quick access to the profile, copy the following link into your browser:
Applications, nominations and inquiries may be directed to: R. H. Perry & Associates, LIZ ROCKLIN, Senior Consultant, Telephone: 703-743-2273; Mobile: 202-302-7541; or at firstname.lastname@example.org .