Sidney campus

Presidential Search

If you would like to submit any comments regarding the MCC presidential candidates to the Board of Trustees for their consideration, you may do so online or by completing one of the printed comment cards available at each of the open forums and at each of the interviews. You may access the online survey as often as you wish to submit comments, and you may complete as many comment cards as you wish. The deadline for online submissions is 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7. Hand written comment cards will be accepted until the end of the final interview, which begins at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7. Thank you for your input.

Interviews

 

Candidate interviews are open to the public and will be at 7:30 p.m. in rooms D303-305 in the Beatrice E. Doser Building on the college’s Sidney campus. Community open forums precede each interview from 4:30 to 6 p.m. during which community members may meet and ask questions of each candidate.

 

The candidates and their interview dates are:

 

Nov. 4Stacy H. Young, Ph.D., Dean, School of Business and School of Advanced Technology at Southwestern Michigan College in Dowagiac.

Nov. 6 Paige M. Niehaus, Ed.D., Provost for Strategic Initiatives and Executive Director, Design Center at Wayne County Community College District in Detroit.

Nov. 7 – Kevin Alexander Pollock, Ph.D., President of Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, Penn.

News

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2019

MCC Board of Trustees announces three finalists in presidential search

 

During a special meeting on Oct. 28, the Montcalm Community College Board of Trustees voted to conduct second interviews with three candidates for the college’s president position.

 

The interviews are open to the public and will be at 7:30 p.m. in rooms D303-305 in the Beatrice E. Doser Building on the college’s Sidney campus. Community open forums precede each interview from 4:30 to 6 p.m. during which community members may meet and ask questions of each candidate.

 

The candidates and their interview dates are:

Nov. 4 – Stacy H. Young, Ph.D., Dean, School of Business and School of Advanced Technology at Southwestern Michigan College in Dowagiac.

Nov. 6 – Paige M. Niehaus, Ed.D., Provost for Strategic Initiatives and Executive Director, Design Center at Wayne County Community College District in Detroit.

Nov. 7 – Kevin Alexander Pollock, Ph.D., President of Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, Penn.

 

MCC’s presidential search committee considered a pool of 53 applicants with the assistance of consultant Dr. Preston Pulliams, Ed.D., President of Gold Hill Associates. The committee is being led by MCC Board of Trustees Treasurer Roger Thelen, of Stanton. In addition Chairperson Karen Carbonelli, of Gowen, and Vice Chairperson Bob Marston, of Sheridan, are serving on the committee, along with a variety of individuals from the community who represent various interests.

 

With Gold Hill’s assistance, the Board intends to have a new president in place by mid-December, creating a smooth transition in leadership.

 

MCC President Bob Ferrentino announced his retirement during the college’s Board of Trustees meeting Nov. 13, 2018. He will retire effective Dec. 31, 2019. He has served as the college’s president since July 2009.

 

Please contact Director of Human Resources Riki Jensen at riki.jensen@montcalm.edu or (989) 328-1220 for more information.

 

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 2019

MCC seeks applicants for president

 

The search for Montcalm Community College’s sixth president is under way.

 

The search is being assisted by Dr. Preston Pulliams, Ed.D., President, Gold Hill Associates. As Chief Executive Officer of the college, the President reports to the Board of Trustees and has the broad responsibility for the operation of the college.

 

The presidential search committee is being led by MCC Board of Trustees Treasurer Roger Thelen, of Stanton. In addition Chairperson Karen Carbonelli, of Gowen, and Vice Chairperson Bob Marston, of Sheridan, are serving on the committee, along with a variety of individuals from the community who represent various interests.

 

The process includes a nationwide search for the college’s next top leader.

 

Selection of semi-finalists and initial interviews are slated for early October and finalists are expected to be named by the end of October, with MCC’s Board of Trustees approving the slate of candidates in early November. In-person, on-campus interviews are tentatively planned to begin around Nov. 18.

 

With Gold Hill’s assistance, the Board intends to have a new president in place by mid-December, creating a smooth transition in leadership.

 

MCC President Bob Ferrentino announced his retirement during the college’s Board of Trustees meeting Nov. 13, 2018. He will retire effective Dec. 31, 2019. He has served as the college’s president since July 2009.

 

“Bob has built a strong team here,” Carbonelli said. “Everybody has focused so much on student success and learning and it has really worked to move the college ahead. We are well positioned for the future.”

 

For more information, to review the presidential search profile and to apply, visit collegepresidentsearch.com or call 503-704-3425. The deadline for applications is Sept. 30.

 

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2019

MCC Board approves hiring a presidential search firm

 

During their April 9 meeting, members of the Montcalm Community College Board of Trustees unanimously approved a motion to contract Gold Hill Associates to lead its presidential search.

With nearly 30 years’ experience, the Mississippi-based company has completed more than 145 chancellor, presidential and senior level administrative searches throughout the nation.

 

“Gold Hill Associates is very familiar with community colleges in Michigan, and we feel their experience and accessibility made them an excellent choice to lead our presidential search effort,” said MCC Board of Trustees Chairperson Karen Carbonelli. “In their proposal, they outlined key activities that fit in a timeline that meets our needs.”

 

The presidential search committee will be led by MCC Board of Trustees Treasurer Roger Thelen, of Stanton. In addition Chairperson Karen Carbonelli, of Gowen, and Vice Chairperson Bob Marston, of Sheridan, will serve on the committee, along with a variety of individuals representing various interests.

 

The process will include a nationwide search for the college’s next top leader, which will be facilitated by Gold Hill at a contracted amount of $41,000 plus expenses such as advertising, travel and other costs.

 

To begin, a series of public forums will be conducted to discuss the institution and leadership needs. This information will be used as a presidential search profile and job description are developed.

 

The public forums include: 

 

April 23

  • 12 noon to 1 p.m. in room D305 in the Beatrice E. Doser Building on the college’s Sidney campus.
  • 2 to 3 p.m. in room D305 in the Beatrice E. Doser Building on the college’s Sidney campus.
  • 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in room G129 in the Stanley and Blanche Ash Technology and Learning Center (Ash TLC) on the college’s Greenville campus. 

April 24

  • 2 to 3 p.m. in room D305 in the Beatrice E. Doser Building on the college’s Sidney campus.
  • 4 to 5 p.m. in room D305 in the Beatrice E. Doser Building on the college’s Sidney campus. 

MCC President Bob Ferrentino announced his retirement during the college’s Board of Trustees meeting Nov. 13, 2018. He will retire effective Dec. 31, 2019.

 

With Gold Hill’s assistance, the Board intends to have a new president in place by mid-December, creating a smooth transition in leadership.

 

“Bob has built a strong team here,” Carbonelli said. “Everybody has focused so much on student success and learning and it has really worked to move the college ahead. We are well positioned for the future.”

CONTACT US
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Director of Human Resources Riki Jensen
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989-328-1220
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