The Board of Trustees of Northeast Iowa Community College seeks a dynamic, seasoned, creative, passionate, and entrepreneurial leader who is committed to improving lives within the institution and the region it serves, driving business success, and advancing community vitality to serve as its next President. The new President will build upon a strong, financially stable, well-run institution with extraordinary community support.
In 1966, the State Board of Education approved the formation of the six-county Area I – Vocational-Technical School with Calmar as its administrative headquarters. On September 5, 1967, career education programs in Calmar began with 170 students enrolled in 12 programs. In 1988, the College was authorized by the Iowa Board of Education to award the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science and Associate of Applied Science degrees as well as diplomas and certificates. The College also changed its name from Northeast Iowa Technical Institute to Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC).
The eight-county service region currently serves a population of 204,436 with a school district enrollment of 9,600. NICC enjoys considerable support from its service region as evidenced, in part, by the recent passage of a recent $39M bond levy by over 80%. Currently, in addition to the main campus in Calmar and a “southern” campus in Peosta, NICC operates centers in Cresco, Waukon, New Hampton, Olwein, Manchester, and Dubuque, which includes the Town Clock Business Center.
Currently, NICC is authorized to award the Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, and Associate of General Studies as well as a number of certificates and diplomas in over 60 areas of study. NICC has cooperative programs with 25 high schools in the district.
The College provides rich opportunities and on-demand educational services to businesses and industries within the district. Strong partnerships exist between NICC and its business entities through a number of community cooperative educational programs.
The institution is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and carries all necessary programmatic accreditations
The service region for NICC spans over 5,000 square miles. The new President will be expected to be the “face” of the College throughout the region and must have the appetite for considerable travel. The institution is financially stable and managed by an excellent senior leadership team. Recent renovations on the Calmar and Peosta campuses provide an enviable physical space.
A master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution is required; a doctorate is strongly preferred. Significant, high-level, and demonstrably successful leadership experience in positions of increasing responsibility is required. Familiarity with higher education is required. Experience in the community college space is strongly preferred. Classroom teaching experience is also strongly preferred.
The search page, which includes the Executive Search Profile and application and nomination links, is located here. To ensure full consideration, completed applications are due by October 22, 2021.
RH Perry & Associates, a national executive search firm is assisting Northeast Iowa Community College with this search. All confidential communications may be directed to our search team: Dr. John Hutchinson, Senior Consultant at (217) 737-0757 or Mr. Paul Doeg, President and Chief Operating Officer, at (406) 220-2129 or NICCPresident@rhperry.com.