North Hennepin Community College — President

The Minnesota State Board of Trustees and Chancellor Devinder Malhotra invite nominations and applications for the position of President of North Hennepin Community College (NHCC). The college is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and enjoys full accreditation status. The President reports to the Chancellor.

Founded in 1966, NHCC is one of the largest and most diverse community colleges in the state of Minnesota. It is part of one of the best higher education systems in the nation. Located in greater Minneapolis/St Paul (MSP) – the Twin Cities region offers a high quality of life combined with a low cost of living which has resulted in the region consistently being named as one of the best value cities in America. Recognized for work-life balance, the Twin Cities region is recognized as a hub for cultural activities, as well as home to global leaders in biotechnology, biomedical research, deep roots in agriculture, food exports, and technology. With an emphasis on health and fitness, the region hosts the largest parks system in the nation and an extensive system of trails and lakes.

NHCC has a rich tradition of excellence in teaching and learning. Graduates have the opportunity to work for smaller, innovative companies as well as the world’s leading organizations. The region boasts the largest number of Fortune 500 companies per capita in the world.

North Hennepin Community College is located in Brooklyn Park, northwest of Minneapolis, a robust and growing community. The college is actively involved with the community, working with area residents and businesses to help shape the future of this diverse community. One example is the Center for Innovation and the Arts (CITA), which will serve as a dynamic center, focused on leveraging resources from multiple partners to create a flexible facility to increase opportunities for students, community members, and to advance the quality of life in Brooklyn Park.

Minnesota State is the largest single provider of higher education in the state. With 37 institutions, including 30 community and technical and seven state universities, Minnesota State serves 64.5 percent of the state’s undergraduate student population.

The President of North Hennepin Community College will possess strong leadership skills necessary to provide vision and direction to the college, community and the Minnesota State system. He/she will have a reputation as a leader with vision for the future of higher education/college, and champion of the technical and community college mission. An earned doctorate is preferred, but not required.

How to Apply

This is a confidential search process. To ensure full consideration, application materials should be received no later than January 9, 2020. The position will remain open until filled.

To apply go to and upload your documents.

Candidates will need to have the following information or materials available to complete the application:

  1. A letter of application (not to exceed 5 pages) that succinctly addresses the opportunities and challenges identified in the Position Profile and demonstrates how the candidate’s experience and professional qualifications prepare them to serve as the President of North Hennepin Community College.
  2. A current resume including an email address and cellular telephone number.
  3. A list of eight references: example, two to three supervisors, two to three direct reports and two to three faculty and/or staff members from current and former institutions.

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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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