Harper College invites nominations, expressions of interest and applications for the position of Provost. The next Provost will be an experienced, visionary, and collaborative educator who has a passion for student success and possesses the knowledge and skills required to lead the academic, student affairs and enrollment services areas to higher levels of excellence.
A public comprehensive community college, Harper serves more than 35,000 students annually in Chicago’s northwest suburbs and is one of the nation’s premier community colleges. The majority of Harper’s activities take place on the 200-acre campus in Palatine, Illinois. The College also has two extension sites, the Learning and Career Center in Prospect Heights, the Harper Professional Center in Schaumburg; partners with Elgin Community College at the Education and Workforce Center in Hanover Park; and offers onsite classes at individual company locations on a contracted basis.
Harper’s associate degree and certificate programs are organized in 10 academic areas of interest, including: Art, Design and Performing Arts; Business, Entrepreneurship & Information Technology; Education; Engineering, Math & Computer Science; Health Science; Liberal Arts, Language & Communication; Manufacturing & Construction; Physical & Life Science; Public Service; and Social Science. In addition to its degree programs and certificates in more than 40 career programs, Harper also offers workforce training, professional development, continuing education classes and developmental education. Harper is home to 646 faculty (205 full-time and 441 part-time) and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Reporting to Dr. Avis Proctor, who began her tenure as the sixth President of Harper College on July 1, 2019, the next Provost will serve as the chief academic and student affairs officer of the college. In support of the college’s mission, vision, strategic plan, philosophy, and core values, the Provost brings visionary, strategic and equity-focused leadership to develop and review all instructional programs and services, facilitate continued development of innovative teaching practices, enhance and promote student success, maintain open access, and enrich the campus life experience.
To ensure full consideration, completed applications are due by January 10th, 2020. The search page, which includes the Executive Search Profile and application and nomination links, is located here.
RH Perry & Associates is assisting Harper College in their search. Please direct all confidential communications to: Mr. Jesse Thompson at (617) 901-4880, Mr. Paul Doeg at (406) 220-2129, or to HarperProvost@rhperry.com.
Confidential nominations can be submitted by going to: https://rhperry.com/newsearches/harperprovost
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