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President of Nassau Community College

Association of Community College Trustees
Garden City, New York 11530
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The Board of Trustees of Nassau Community College (NCC) invites nominations and applications for the position of President. NCC is the largest single campus community college among the 30 two-year colleges in the State University of New York (SUNY) and enjoys a nationwide reputation for academic excellence and ease of transferability to four-year institutions. NCC annually awards the largest number of Associate degrees in New York State and the third largest number of Associate degrees for a single campus two-year public college in the United States.
Located 25 miles east of New York City, NCC was founded in 1959 and offers 62 degree programs and 21 certificate programs to nearly 18,000 students on its 225-acre campus in the heart of Nassau County located on Long Island. The College is nationally recognized for academics, athletics, and student engagement.
NCC’s faculty is among the best in New York State, with numerous national, state and system-wide recognition and with a higher than average number of Ph.Ds and Ed.Ds. Faculty offers instruction in numerous fields, including business, fine and performing arts, health sciences, liberal arts and sciences, mathematics/computer processing, natural sciences, public service, engineering technologies and social sciences.
In addition to a comprehensive daytime schedule of classes, NCC offers weekend, evening and distance learning courses. NCC’s Associate of Arts and Associate of Science transfer degrees, Associate of Occupational Studies and its Associate of Applied Science degrees and certificate programs combine for a rich educational resource. These resources serve students with transfer opportunities, immediate employment goals, and jump start second careers. This resource is further enhanced by intern/work-study opportunities with local, national and international businesses and organizations which are available to students in both transfer and career programs.
The new President will address the following challenges and opportunities:
Challenges and Opportunities
• Engage internal and external communities in fulfilling the College’s mission and developing a clear identity and vision.
• Actively seek input from all constituents to strengthen cross campus and cross department communication and collaboration, as well as to inspire and engage employees, students, and stakeholders to work together to address the unique challenges of the College.
• Continue to build confidence and support in the community by promoting the College to local educational institutions, businesses and residents to enhance the College’s visibility and reputation.
• Provide continued leadership in assessing and upgrading facilities, infrastructure and technology, ensuring a safe and modern place for learning.
• Develop and implement a sustainable funding model that will support the College’s strategic plan and allow the College to meet the diverse needs of its students and its community. Strategically lead efforts to effectively balance allocation of current and future resources with institutional priorities.
• Provide leadership in the areas of teaching and learning, community partnerships, and shared governance.
• Involve campus community in strengthening the strategic enrollment management plan, focusing on recruitment and retention. Ensure a strong alignment between college curricular offerings and student and community needs.
• Enrich strong alliances with local colleges and universities, school districts, community leaders, labor unions, regional and local businesses, business associations and elected officials to meet the region’s educational and workforce needs.
• Serve as an effective spokesperson and advocate for the College throughout the service area and the state while working with leaders at the local, state and federal levels.
• Continue the College’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
The new president will possess the following characteristics:
• A visionary, successful, and inclusive leader committed to the advancement of the institution.
• A unifying bridge-builder who is visible and accessible throughout the College and the community, one who possesses exceptional communications skills and a collaborative mindset, and uses those skills to develop strong relationships, shared priorities and values, and a sense of community.
• An administrator with demonstrated success working collaboratively with the Board of Trustees, advising them on key issues, and collaborating with them in realizing a vision for the College’s future.
• A compassionate leader who is guided by ethics and honesty, who is committed to transparency and inclusiveness, and who demonstrates emotional intelligence in decision making.
• A leader who demonstrates an understanding of the complex dynamics of a large community college, including an understanding of and respect for shared governance and the collective bargaining process.
• An administrator with a proven record leading strategic planning and accreditation processes.
• A leader with an entrepreneurial spirit who recognizes and creates opportunities and, with others, leads college teams to act upon them.
• A successful fundraiser, adept at cultivating donors, leading capital campaigns and working with college foundations and other funders.
• An administrator with demonstrated success managing enrollment, including recruitment, retention, and completion, with a special commitment to underserved students.
• An administrator who aligns curricular offerings in liberal arts, technical education and workforce education with student and community needs.
• A technologically sophisticated administrator, experienced with prioritizing and implementing college-wide technology and distance learning.
• A student-focused leader who understands student development and who is committed to the well-being of the whole student.


The new president will possess the following qualifications: 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Five-seven years of successful senior administrative experience in higher education, preferably in a community college.


  • Higher education teaching experience.
Posted: 2018-11-01 Expires: 2018-12-01

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Association of Community College Trustees
Garden City, New York 11530

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