Greenfield Community College — President


Greenfield Community College

Presidential Search

The Greenfield Community College (GCC) Board of Trustees, the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education, and the GCC campus community seek a dynamic, strategic, and collaborative higher education leader to serve as its eleventh President. This unique and outstanding opportunity to lead a rural and essential institution that serves much of western Massachusetts will require an inspiring executive leader with significant potential to shape and advance the future of higher education and workforce development for the region. With its campus located in the picturesque City of Greenfield, the College mostly serves Hampshire and Franklin Counties. The new President is expected to take office on July 1, 2022.

The next President of GCC will be a visionary and politically astute leader who sees the mission as an opportunity and will want to make a long-term commitment to the College and the region. C
Greenfield Community College, founded in 1962, draws students from the City of Greenfield, and throughout Hampshire and Franklin Counties, as well as southern Vermont and New Hampshire. The College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NECHE), with the most recent self-study completed in 2020.

GCC offers two Associate of Art degrees with 20 degree options, 20 Associate of Science degrees, and 23 Certificate Programs. Eight programs can be completed fully online. In addition to a strong Liberal Arts focus, the College offers a wide variety of innovative and successful programs including Farm and Food Systems, Engineering, Fine Arts, Nursing, and Adventure Education. GCC offers varied learning environments and support services, including traditional classrooms, hybrid and online distance learning, peer tutoring, one-on-one faculty-student advising, workforce development, and learning communities that cater to specific needs and interests. Close to 50% of Greenfield Community College students transfer to four-year colleges, and it is Smith College's largest source of community college transfer students. The rural campus has a one-acre Outdoor Learning Lab, on-campus farm, wetlands and forest that provide abundant opportunities for hands-on learning, research and recreation.

This search is assisted by Academic Search. For more information about the position, institution, leadership agenda, qualifications, and application process, please review the full position profile on the Academic Search website.

To schedule a confidential conversation with one of the senior consultants for this search please reach out to Kate Nolde (kate.nolde@academicsearch.org) or Dr. Nancy Crimmin (nancy.crimmin@academicsearch.org).

Application materials and nominations should be submitted to GCCPresident@academicsearch.org. Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made. For full consideration, please submit materials by April 8, 2022. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Finalists for the position will participate in campus interviews that will include a public presentation.

Greenfield Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Officer at humanresources@gcc.mass.edu, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission, or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

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