Interim Chancellor Steven R. Gonzales, the Governing Board of the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD), and the Presidential Search Committee invite nominations and applications for the position of President of Phoenix College (PC), in Phoenix, Arizona. Phoenix College is considered by many to be the flagship of MCCCD, which was founded as a single college in 1920, but today includes 10 regionally accredited colleges across Maricopa County.
For more than 100 years, Phoenix College has had a significant role in the community and in the District. First called Phoenix Junior College, the original community college in Phoenix celebrated the graduation of its first 5 students in 1922, and now more than 8,500 students attend each semester. Phoenix College therefore seeks an experienced, talented, energetic, and compassionate leader who values the century of tradition at PC and will work enthusiastically with dedicated faculty, staff, and District leadership to build on that history and chart the future of this outstanding community college, recognized as an Hispanic-Serving Institution.
In a learning environment committed to the success of the diverse student population of PC, the next president will be someone who is passionate about students and values the contributions of the exceptional faculty and staff in educating and supporting those students in this exceptional community college system. The president is expected to be visibly engaged with the Phoenix College community, the greater Phoenix community, and the other leaders within MCCCD. Someone who understands and values the complexity of an outstanding college within a public system, the next president will enthusiastically advocate for PC with multiple internal and external groups, using a collegial and growth-minded approach to PC that builds on its reputation as it explores new programs, opportunities, and connections to business and industry. Essential for the next PC president’s success is a leadership style and presence that engages all in their best work, evoking trust because of a shared commitment to student success and governance in an environment that highly values diversity, equity, and inclusion. For additional information about the College, the position, the qualifications sought, and how to apply, please review the full position profile.
Phoenix College is being assisted in this search by Academic Search. Nominations, applications, and inquiries may be sent in complete confidence to PCPresident@academicsearch.org.
The position is open until filled, but applications should be received by February 10, 2022, for full consideration by the search committee. Applications must be submitted electronically to PCPresident@academicsearch.org. The application consists of a cover letter that addresses the expectations discussed in the leadership agenda above; a curriculum vitae; and a list of at least five professional references with title/organization, contact information (phone and email), and a statement about the candidate’s working relationship with each. No other documents or supporting materials will be accepted. References will not be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate. Comprehensive background checks and identity/degree verification will be conducted for candidates who advance to the final stages of the search process. Nominators and prospective candidates are encouraged to arrange a confidential conversation about this opportunity with senior consultants Ms. Kate Nolde or Dr. Ginny Horvath.
Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) will not discriminate, nor tolerate discrimination in employment or education, against any applicant, employee, or student because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status (including document abuse), age, disability, veteran status or genetic information.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 states: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”
The policy of the MCCCD is to provide an educational, employment, and business environment free of gender discrimination. As outlined in policy, incidents of misconduct should be reported to the College Title IX Coordinator; contact information is available on the MCCCD Title IX Coordinators website.
The Clery Act is a Federal law requiring United States Colleges and Universities to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses. Crime reporting statistics for each of the Maricopa Community Colleges, as required under the Clery Act, are available in the Annual Security Reports published on the MCCCD website.