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Jan 14 2020

Administrative President

Montgomery County Community College Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, United States

The Board of Trustees of Montgomery County Community College (Montco) invites confidential applications and nominations for its next president. The ideal candidate will be a visionary and transformative leader who possesses the experience and demonstrates the skills necessary to motivate, inspire, and unify a team of highly qualified and dedicated faculty and staff in providing quality programs and services to the College’s students and the communities the College serves.

Founded in 1964, Montco has grown with the community to meet the lifelong learning needs of Montgomery County residents, visitors and businesses. Montco is known for academic excellence based on the successes of more than 65,000 alumni; Montco has been recognized multiple times for its award winning-faculty and for being the most technologically advanced community college in the country. As a member of the Achieving the Dream National Network (ATD), Montco is constantly honing research-based strategies that support student success. Montco was named as an Achieving the Dream Leader College in 2011 and was recertified as a Leader College in 2014 and 2019.

Montgomery County, the third largest county in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is expansive and diverse and includes suburban residential communities in proximity to Philadelphia County, large farms in its northern and western sections, and several small urban centers. Montco’s Central Campus is located in Blue Bell, approximately 25 miles northwest of Philadelphia. Montco’s West Campus is located in Pottstown, approximately 40 miles northwest of Philadelphia and 20 miles southwest of Reading. In Lansdale, The Culinary Arts Institute of Montco (CAI) is located approximately 30 miles northwest of Philadelphia.

Montco’s comprehensive curriculum includes more than 100 associate degree and certificate programs. The programs focus on in-demand and emerging careers, providing not only classroom instruction but also practical, real-life experiences. Students may take classes on campus, online or as a hybrid of the two. Montco also offers an Honors Program that provides students with an enriched academic experience.

The President is the Chief Executive Officer of Montco and reports to the Board of Trustees. As the Chief Executive Officer, the President works in close collaboration not only with the Board of Trustees but also with a wide range of internal and external constituencies to provide overall leadership and visionary direction for Montco and the communities it serves. The President is expected to foster and build upon the existing strengths and traditions of Montco while ensuring that Montco fulfills its mission and focuses its strategic plans and initiatives toward achieving its vision to ensure its relevance, reputation, vitality, and viability into the future.

Qualifications for this position include a doctorate earned from an accredited institution, preferably in an academic discipline represented by the college, and progressive senior-level administrative experience in higher education, preferably at a community college.

To ensure full consideration, completed applications are due by February 24, 2020. The search page, which includes the Executive Search Profile and application and nomination links, is located here.

RH Perry & Associates is assisting Montgomery County Community College with this search. All confidential communications may be directed to our search team: Jesse Thompson, Senior Consultant and Director of Community College Searches, at 617-901-4880, or Paul Doeg, President and Chief Operating Officer at 460-220-2129 or to

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