The Maricopa County Community College District is conducting a search for candidates to replace Shari Olson, South Mountain Community College’s president, who is retiring this summer.
The South Mountain Community College Search Committee and the Maricopa County Community College District invite applications and nominations for the position, officials said.
“We are looking for a future-focused, agile and innovative leader who can help build our community college system to become an even greater asset to our state,” said Dr. Steven R. Gonzales, MCCCD interim chancellor.
“I thank President Olson for her leadership and commitment to student success. She has remained committed to strengths-based leadership and developing the best in her students and colleagues.”
South Mountain Community College’s main campus sits on 104 acres at 7050 S. 24th St., Phoenix. There also are off-campus locations in Guadalupe and Laveen.
The goal of the search process is to announce a new president by September, officials said.
MCCCD has hired consultants who will help identify and recruit candidates for the position, including those who might not be actively looking for a new position.
The search committee will begin reviewing applications in late July and early August. To be fully considered for the position, applications must be submitted by Monday, 25.
The search committee is responsible for recommending finalists to the interim chancellor by early September.
All final candidates will participate in open forums at South Mountain Community College on Thursday, Sept. 15, according to a release.
“The selection process offers members of the community an opportunity for involvement,” the release stated. Once the search committee has identified finalists for the position, community members will be invited to the public forums to meet the finalists and provide feedback about the candidates.
To submit a nomination, send the nominee’s name, position, institution and email address to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“To encourage a strong pool of highly qualified individuals, the identities of candidates will remain confidential throughout the process until finalists are invited for on-campus meetings and a public forum,” the release stated.
No comments on this item Please log in to comment by clicking here