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Presidential Search

Montcalm Community College seeks applications for the position of President. As Chief Executive Officer of the college, the President has the broad responsibility for the operation of the college. Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the President is responsible for developing and implementing strategies for efficiently executing Board policy. 


Candidate Profile

The next President of Montcalm Community College will be an outstanding leader demonstrating the following qualities, characteristics, and skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills: approachable, diplomatic, a good listener, able to collaborate with students, community, stakeholders, and staff
  • Commitment to be an active and involved spokesperson for the College in the community
  • Knowledge of and support for the comprehensive educational needs of the community
  • A person of high integrity, honesty, and trust
  • Possesses the ability to actively lobby at the local, state and, federal levels for support of the College
  • Knowledge of and commitment for mutual gains approach to bargaining and problem solving
  • Ability and interest to serve as the College’s chief fundraiser
  • Successful experience and demonstrated ability in fiscal management
  • Ability to effectively work with an elected Board of Trustees using the policy governance model
  • Successful experience in developing strategic plans
  • An educational visionary
  • Experience as a senior leader in the higher education sector strongly preferred.
  • An earned doctorate preferred but not required
  • College teaching experience strongly preferred but not required


Application Process

Apply online at to view the position profile and apply online by clicking "Apply Now" for Montcalm Community College, President.

Attach the following three items: A cover letter (not to exceed four pages) that addresses the characteristics and qualifications described in the Candidate Profile of this Position Profile, a current resumé; and a list of five references’ names and contact information.

Please direct all confidential inquiries and nominations to the College’s search consultant,

Dr. Angela Provart, PresidentPauly Group Inc.Phone: 217-241-5400Email:

The committee will begin review of applications immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with materials submitted by Monday, April 8, 2024 receiving priority consideration. All applications are confidential, and references will not be contacted without the expressed authorization of the applicant.

Presidential Search Commitee


MCC Board of Trustees Members

Karen Carbonelli

Carol Dueling-Ravell

Kurt Peterson

MCC Foundation Board Members

Jane Anderson-Beach

Bridget Badder

Faculty and Staff

Vladimir Edelman

Tore Skogseth

Anne Wiggers

Community Members

Jakob Bigard

Mandy Christian

Kyle Hamlin

Bob Byram

MCC Student

Tiana Whitacre

Director of Human Resources Riki Jensen