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Meridian CommunityCollege

Lauderdale County, Mississippi
Meridian CommunityCollege
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Presidential Vacancy Announcement

About Meridian Community College

Founded in 1937 and fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Meridian Community

College (MCC) is located in Lauderdale County, Mississippi, just west of the Mississippi-Alabama state line

near the intersections of Interstates 20 and 59. MCC meets its mission of improving the quality of life in its

region through serving some 12,000 students annually in university transfer, career and technical, adult basic

education, customized workforce training, fine arts and continuing education programs. MCC has enjoyed a

long-established tradition of excellence, witnessed by the college being ranked in the Top 10 among the nation’s

community colleges in three different independent polls over the last three years as well as being nominated for

the prestigious Apsen Institute Prize. Additional information on MCC can be obtained at www.meridiancc.edu

The Position

MCC is seeking a dynamic, visionary leader as its next president. As outlined in Mississippi Code and college

policy, the president reports directly to MCC’s five-member board of trustees and is responsible for the total

day-to-day operations of the institution, including the administration of an annual budget exceeding $50 million

supporting credit and non-credit instruction, student services, intercollegiate athletics and various other curricular

elements. The president is the chief representative of the institution in national, state and local affairs.


Educational preparation: An earned doctorate from a regionally accredited university.

Expected skills/experience:

• A minimum of five years of senior-level administration. Some experience in the classroom teaching will be

considered a plus.

• Evidence of successful leadership in strategic planning, policy development, budget formulation and

administration, faculty, staff and student relations, curriculum development including distance education

delivery, campus capital improvements, community service, building of private investment, and integration of

technology into the curriculum and administrative operations.

• Effective communication skills – verbal and written.

• Ability to formulate a vision for the college’s future and foster support for that vision among campus, community

and governmental constituencies with an emphasis on workforce/economic development.

Compensation: Commensurate with position as related to skills, experience and state standards.

Application Process and Search Timelines

Interested parties should submit no later than (postmarked or e-mailed) Feb. 26, 2018, (1) a cover letter

addressing how the candidate’s credentials and experiences align with the college’s mission and aforementioned

position qualifications; (2) a curriculum vitate; (3) transcripts; and (4) contact information on three references. All

submissions in both electronic and hard copy form should be directed to:

Ms. Angie Pickard

Meridian Community College

910 Highway 19 North

Meridian, MS 39307


Phone: 601-484-8651 or 1-800-622-8431

Timeline: Although the position will be open until filled, MCC trustees hope to name a president by May

4, 2018, following the screening and interviewing process. Applications will receive additional information/

notifications as the search progresses.

Presidential Vacancy Announcement

Meridian Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion or age in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities. Compliance

with Section 504 is coordinated by Soraya Welden, dean of student services, 910 Highway 19 North, Meridian, MS 39307. 601-484-8628, fax: 601-484-8635, email: swelden@meridiancc.edu. Compliance with Title IX is

coordinated by Derek Mosley, social science instructor, Smith Hall, 910 Highway 19 North, Meridian, MS 39307. 601-553-3453, fax: 601-484-8635, email: dmosley@meridiancc.edu.


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