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AGB Search has recommended the following Communication and Advertising Plan for the JCCC Presidential Search process. The plan was finalized by the Search Committee and provided to the JCCC Board of Trustees at its Oct. 31, 2019, meeting.

Recommended Communication and Advertising Plan


It is recommended that the leadership advertisement representing the position is placed in national publications which are readily available and read by a broad audience of potential candidates. Among those are the following:

  • American Association for Adult and Continuing Education
  • American Conference of Academic Deans
  • Community College Daily (American Association of Community Colleges)
  • Diverse: Issues in Higher Education Jobs (Diverse Jobs)
  • Inside Higher Education
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education
  • The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
  • Women in Higher Education
  • LinkedIn
  • Indeed

The chair of the Presidential Search Committee will be the single point of contact for any media contact.

The Kansas Press Association lists well over 200 daily and weekly publications. A press release should accomplish the important task of informing statewide readers of the search.

If timely, the college's student newspapers/media (The Campus Ledger, ECAV) should be included, both for information and inclusion.

Social media outlets typically used by the college should be recipient of the information.


AGB Search has access to numerous mailing lists to introduce the searches and invite likely candidates. This also is the means to garner nominations for the candidate pools from the leaders of these organizations.

  • American Association of Community Colleges
  • American Association for Adult and Continuing Education
  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education
  • American Conference of Academic Deans
  • American Council on Education
  • American Indian Higher Education Consortium
  • Asian Pacific Americans in Higher Education
  • Aspen Institute’s College Excellence Program
  • Association of Chief Academic Officers (ACE affiliate)
  • Association of Deans and Directors
  • Association of State Colleges and Universities
  • Centers for Community College Leadership (various)
  • Equity in Higher Education Alliance
  • Higher Learning Commission
  • Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
  • Kansas Board of Regents
  • (The) Kansas Chamber
  • Kansas Independent College Association
  • Latino Policy Forum
  • League for Innovation (consider posting)
  • LGBTQ Presidents in Higher Education
  • Midwestern Higher Education Compact
  • National Association for Diversity Officers in Higher Education
  • National Association for Equal Opportunity
  • National Association of System Heads
  • National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (consider posting)
  • Overland Park Chamber of Commerce
  • State Directors of Community Colleges (AACC affiliate)
  • State Higher Education Executive Officers
  • Statewide college/university presidents, chief academic officers
  • AGB Search "blast" communication
  • Consultants/AGB Search contacts, experience

College Web/Association of Governing Boards Search Web Site

Systems, universities, and colleges in the midst of a leadership search typically establish a Web site specifically for the search committee's ability to post committee membership, the leadership advertisement, a college profile, the expected timeline, an anticipated meeting schedule, and other search-related news for the interested reader. The college's search page may be the primary means for the potential candidate to learn more about the organization's expectations and to explore the college's home Web site.

AGB Search posts the accepted advertisement and a profile on its Web site. While the institution's profile and the AGB Search profile must provide the same information, they may be presented in different formats. The AGB Search site is a resource for most in the public and private higher education community.


Download a printable PDF of the Communication and Advertising Plan.