Isothermal Community College

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Isothermal Presidential Profile


  • Graduate Degree required, earned Doctorate preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years of senior level community college leadership experience or equivalent
  • Preference given to candidate with NCCCS (North Carolina Community College System) experience and/or a vested interest in Rutherford and Polk Counties.

Attributes & Characteristics:

  • A demonstrated support of the learning college concept
  • An ethical administrator with great integrity who sets high personal standards and has demonstrated the ability to build trust within the College and with the community
  • A record of sound educational leadership with a commitment to student success and access to education
  • A demonstrated ability to effectively oversee the management of fiscal affairs, ensure the equitable and effective allocation of resources, and expand the resource base of the College
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate and build consensus and work with various and diverse stakeholders within the communities in our service area.
  • An understanding and appreciation of the proper relationship between the Board of Trustees and the President
  • Demonstrated strong communication and interpersonal skills with an ability to instill in others a passion for the mission and a commitment to the core values of the College and respect for it’s traditions and past success
  • Demonstrated skill in stimulating and encouraging creativity that results in new cutting edge programs needed by the community
  • Demonstrated skill at working with faculty, students and other internal constituents in a collaborative manner
  • An innovative and creative leader with the ability to inspire and motivate faculty, staff, and students
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems and a willingness to make tough decisions
  • Ability to form partnerships with business/industry, public schools, educational, and other community agencies
  • Strong communication skills including verbal, writing, and listening skills in formal and informal settings
  • The ability to be an articulate spokesperson for the College-locally, statewide, and nationally; and is politically astute with proven advocacy skills and a solid understanding of local, state, and national legislative processes and issues