Rochester Community and Technical College — President

Rochester Community and Technical College (RCTC) seeks an experienced and visionary leader to help further our mission of providing affordable, accessible, and quality learning opportunities to a growing and diverse community; foster relationships both internally and externally; and work tirelessly to continue the rich heritage and reputation RCTC has created over the past 101 years.

Established in 1915, RCTC is the oldest public two-year college in the state. The college is also the largest higher education provider in the fastest-growing city in Minnesota, serving more than 7,500 students a year in credit courses and nearly 3,700 in non-credit continuing and workforce education programs.

RCTC’s expansive 518-acre campus is home to numerous university partnerships, an innovative career and technical education center in collaboration with Rochester Public Schools, shared athletic facilities with the City of Rochester, a workforce center, a diverse and engaged student body, and a vibrant student life program. RCTC provides a unique learning environment that offers the feel of a four-year university campus with the commitment to access and opportunity of a two-year college.

RCTC is located in Rochester, Minnesota, home of the world-renowned Mayo Clinic, the largest private employer in the state. Destination Medical Center (DMC), a public-private partnership initiative aimed at securing Rochester’s status as a global medical destination, is expected to result in over $6 billion in investments in Rochester over the next 20 years, creating over 30,000 new jobs, and doubling the population of the Rochester region. As the No. 1 provider of highly-trained personnel to Mayo Clinic and the Rochester region, RCTC is a critical partner in providing the education and training needed to meet employer needs.

RCTC is a member of the Minnesota State system. With 30 two-year community and technical colleges and seven state universities, Minnesota State is the largest provider of higher education in the state. Minnesota State is committed to ensuring access to an extraordinary education for all Minnesotans; being the partner of choice to meet

Reporting to the chancellor, the RCTC president serves as chief executive officer responsible for leading the faculty and staff in fulfilling the college’s mission. The president serves on the system’s leadership council, which consists of the chancellor, the chancellor’s cabinet, and 30 college and university presidents. As a member of the leadership council, the president contributes to the overall direction of the nation’s fourth-largest system of higher education.

The successful candidate will be a strong leader and proponent of the community and technical mission, with demonstrated commitment to student success. While progressive responsibility in higher education is desirable, comparable experience in business, government, etc. will be considered. An earned doctorate is preferred but not required.

Confidential Inquiries and Nominations
Pauly Group, an executive search firm, is assisting Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and Rochester Community and Technical College in the search. Screenings will beginning immediately and continue until an appointment is made.

Nominations should include the name, position, address and telephone number of the nominee.

Applicants should submit electronically to the following documents as MS Word or Adobe Acrobat attachments: (1) a cover letter that addresses the Presidential Search Qualifications and Characteristics; (2) a current résumé; and (3) names and contact information of five professional references.

Please direct inquiries and nominations to the College’s search consultant:

Angela Provart
President, Pauly Group, Inc.
3901 Wood Duck Drive, Suite E Springfield, IL 62711
Phone: 217-241-5400
Fax: 217-241-5401

The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. Candidates with hearing or speech disabilities may contact us via preferred telecommunications relay services.

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