LaGuardia Community College — President

Chancellor Félix V. Matos Rodríguez, The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York (CUNY), and the Presidential Search Committee invite nominations and applications for the position of President at LaGuardia Community College (LaGCC), CUNY. LaGuardia Community College seeks an experienced, collaborative, visionary leader who is passionate about access, equity, and student success and supports the innovative pathways to higher education, continuing education, career, and economic advancement for the unique, diverse communities it serves.  

The President serves as the chief academic and administrative officer of the College, reporting to CUNY Chancellor Félix V. Matos Rodríguez and working within the policies set by the CUNY Board of Trustees. The primary responsibility of the President is to provide leadership to the College community to both conserve and enhance the education program. That responsibility encompasses ensuring the quality of faculty and academic leadership, student services and successful outcomes, preparation of the College budget and allocation of monies, preparation and implementation of the College Strategic Plan, general management of clerical, custodial, and professional administrative staff, and many other duties.

Located in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens, LaGCC educates and supports more than 36,000 New Yorkers annually through degree, certificate, and continuing education programs. The College is proud of the ethnic diversity of its students: 48% are Hispanic, 22% are Asian, 17% are African American, and 11% are White. 

LaGuardia Community College seeks an experienced, collaborative leader with a commitment to the unique mission and multiple roles of a 21st century urban community college, with a passion for promoting access, diversity, and economic opportunity. The President should have successful senior management level experience in an urban community college, institution of higher learning, or organization with strong connections to education. The new President should be an effective and exceptionally skilled communicator who will listen to and effectively relate to a diverse group of stakeholders and navigate a complex, multi-layered environment. An earned doctorate or professional equivalent appropriate to leading LaGuardia Community College is preferred.   

The position is available on or before August 1, 2020.  Salary and benefits are competitive. The review of applications will begin in mid-March, and submission of applications is encouraged by March 23, 2020, for full consideration. Complete details on this opportunity can be found by viewing the position profile at:

Applicants should send these PDF documents: (1) a letter expressing their interest in the position that addresses how they meet the qualifications, characteristics, and opportunities for leadership, as described in this search profile; (2) their curriculum vitae; and (3) a list of names and contact information for eight references (two individuals who report or reported to the applicant, two individuals to whom the applicant reports or reported, two faculty members, and two community/business leaders). References will not be contacted without the applicant’s prior permission. Nominators are encouraged to send a letter of nomination and, if possible, the nominee’s curriculum vitae.

All inquiries, nominations, and applications will be held in the strictest confidence. Applications and nominations should be sent electronically to LaGuardia Community College Presidential Search at AND Academic Search in Washington, DC, is assisting the LaGuardia Presidential Search. To learn more about this opportunity, nominators, nominees, and applicants may contact executive search consultants Dr. Shirley Pippins at  or Dr. Ginny Horvath at 

CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.