Application deadline: November 3, 2023
Senior Consultant: Shirley Robinson Pippins
Consultant: Krista Johns
Kern Community College District in Bakersfield, California announces its search for President of Bakersfield College. Established in 1913, Bakersfield College (BC) is one of the nation’s oldest continuously operating community colleges. It is the largest of the three colleges that make up the Kern Community College District (Kern CCD) It is a federally-designated Hispanic-Serving Institution, and is fully accredited by the WASC Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. The college is recognized for: its outcomes in advancing student success and meeting state system Vision for Success goals; its local, regional and national partnerships for demonstrated community and economic impact; and its leadership in Guided Pathways, dual enrollment, and other initiatives to strengthen institutional effectiveness.
The college serves 28,000 students annually on the 153-acre main campus in northeast Bakersfield, at the Delano Campus 35 miles north of Bakersfield, the Weill Institute in downtown Bakersfield, and BC SouthWest in southwest Bakersfield. Classes are also offered at several alternative locations throughout the service area. There are just over 1,000 employees including 720 full- and part-time faculty, The annual unrestricted budget is $190 million.
Bakersfield, California offers an accessible quality of life. Enjoying proximity to mountains, ocean, and large urban areas, residents appreciate the shorter commute times, greater space, lower cost of living, and other quality of life amenities that benefit everyday living. Visitors can still find the charm of Old California while enjoying all of the conveniences of modern living, from shopping and services, to theater and events, to parks and gathering places, and with a regional airport.
Additional information about this exceptional opportunity is available in the position profile, including a full list of required and desired characteristics and how to apply. The profile is available by clicking on “Download Profile” above, or at www.academicsearch.org under the “Open Searches” tab. Applications for this position will be made online through the KCCD Careers page using neo.edu. The link for applications is: https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/kccd/jobs/4206080/president-bakersfield-college?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs.
Inquiries, nominations of individuals who may be interested, and confidential discussions about this opportunity may be arranged by contacting senior consultant Shirley Pippins at Shirley.Pippins@academicsearch.org and consultant Krista Johns at Krista.Johns@academicsearch.org.
In the Kern Community College District, we strive to maintain a workplace that welcomes individuals from all groups, appreciates the contributions of individuals from diverse backgrounds, and we work to create an anti-racist environment that fosters cooperation, acceptance, democracy, and free expression of ideas that is welcoming to all gender identities, persons with disabilities, and individuals from all ethnic and other groups protected from discrimination as per Title 5, section 53000 et seq. In the Kern Community College district, we actively promote, on an on-going basis, equal opportunity, workplace diversity, and an inclusive work environment. We continuously monitor our progress in these areas.