Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology — President

Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology is pleased to invite qualified submissions of interest and nominations of candidates to become the next President of this outstanding institution.

A two-year technical college located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology serves more than 1,300 students in 22 associate degree programs and several certificate programs in various technical fields. Committed for over a century to lifelong learning, inclusiveness, and community outreach, the College dedicates itself to the development of Pennsylvania’s technical workforce, preparing economically and socially disadvantaged, as well as other qualified students for skilled employment in a diverse, ever-changing workforce and for full, effective participation as citizens of their community, the Commonwealth, and the Nation.

The next President of Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology will build on the legacy of long-time president Dr. William Griscom, who retired in January 2020 after an extraordinary tenure of 23 years. Members of the College Board of Trustees, senior leaders, faculty, staff, students, alumni, business and community leaders, and regional elected officials agree that the next President must be a visionary leader who can maintain the momentum of the College’s upward trajectory in enrollment and graduate success, while positioning the College for growth and continued excellence in the evolving landscape of higher education.

Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology’s next President must demonstrate a strong commitment to the mission of the College to reach Pennsylvania’s economically and socially disadvantaged individuals, as well as other qualified students, for skilled employment in a diverse, ever changing workplace. He or she must encourage and support diversity, equity, and inclusion in both our staff and student body, identifying and removing barriers to success for our students. To be successful, the next president needs to embrace this mission with sincerity and purpose and demonstrate a passion in how he or she conducts themselves and makes decisions, transparently for all faculty, staff and students.

Commitment to continuous improvement is key to the ongoing success of Thaddeus Stevens College, and that requires the next president to be committed to the effective collection and analysis of data that will determine market demand for programs, and our effectiveness at meeting the needs of industry and our students. Measuring the effectiveness of the College in recruiting and progressing students through these programs, and then continuing to measure their effectiveness in the workplace, is critical to maintaining and expanding the leadership of Thaddeus Stevens College. 

The next president must be an effective advocate for the College with elected legislators across the state. Thaddeus Stevens College has grown successfully over the past decade, but 60% of the funding still comes from an annual appropriation by the state legislature. Skill at political advocacy is a critical requirement.

Please visit www.agbsearch.com/active-searches to view more complete information about this position. Additional information on Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology is available at: www.StevensCollege.edu

A review of applications will begin on May 15, 2020 and continue until an appointment is made. To assure full consideration, complete applications should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information (email addresses and phone numbers) for five professional references. References will not be contacted without prior authorization from the applicant. Applications should be sent electronically (MS Word or PDF Format) to TSCT_President@agbsearch.com 

The search is assisted by:

Kim R. Bobby, Ed.D.
Executive Search Consultant,
AGB Search
(253) 861-7738 (c)
kim.bobby@agbsearch.com

Carlton E. Brown, Ed.D.
Executive Search Consultant,
AGB Search
(912) 247-8661 (c)
carlton.brown@agbsearch.com 

Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology is an equal opportunity employer and abides by all applicable federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination in employment because of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, handicap, medical condition or marital status.  This policy extends to all educational, service and employment programs of the College.

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