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The Presidential Profile cites the required and preferred qualifications and ideal characteristics of a Presidential candidate and outlines the opportunities and challenges the new President will face.

The Presidential Profile for JCCC's next President was developed by the Search Committee in partnership with search consultants, AGB Search.

It was approved by the JCCC Board of Trustees at its Oct. 31, 2019, board meeting.

Final as of 11-2-19
Values: Integrity, Collaboration, Responsiveness, Leadership


Overland Park, Kansas

Marking its 50th anniversary year, the Johnson County Community College (JCCC) Board of Trustees and presidential search committee invite nominations and applications for its 6th President of the College. JCCC embraces a mission of inspiring learning to transform lives and strengthen communities, a direction that has persisted since opening its doors in 1969. The President reports directly to a seven-member governing board, elected at large and serving four-year terms. JCCC is located in Johnson County, Kansas, a county of approximately 600,000 residents, located in the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area. The Kansas City metro is known for its museums, restaurants, sports, music, and art scenes. JCCC is similarly dedicated to creating and maintaining a rich cultural community with an award-winning contemporary art museum and center for the performing arts on campus. The College recently completed a $110 million-dollar facilities master plan to improve the campus experience.

Johnson County Community College is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The College is committed to offering accessible, high quality education from a single campus with multiple satellite locations. JCCC is devoted to enriching lives by meeting individual, community, and workforce needs in a supportive environment. A knowledgeable, dedicated faculty and staff work on behalf of over 38,000 credit and Continuing Education students in a stimulating academic community. With a commitment to diversity, JCCC delivers a cohesive, campus-wide support system for its student body, which includes non-traditional, military-affiliated, veteran, immigrant, international, and first-generation college students. The student body reflects the growing racial and ethnic diversity of the county. JCCC is a recognized regional and national leader, integrating sustainability into both physical campus operations and classroom curriculum. The JCCC Cavalier athletes compete in the Kansas Jayhawk Conference of the National Junior College Athletic Association. In recent years these student athletes have captured 11 national championships.

The JCCC community seeks an exceptional leader in higher education who values teaching, learning, and scholarship and will demonstrate a commitment to the College's mission. The ideal candidate's leadership style will be characterized as collaborative, congenial, and transparent. Importantly, the selected candidate will articulate the values of both a liberal arts and a career/technical education. It will be important for the President to build upon established relationships with all communities throughout Johnson County and the state of Kansas while cultivating new ones.


  • An earned doctorate from an accredited institution of higher education is preferred. Applicants with equivalent and/or applicable senior level experience may apply;
  • Experience as a full-time faculty and/or administrator in a two-year college setting (preferred) or university;
  • Focus on students, student access, and positive student life experiences;
  • Proven commitment to institutional diversity, equity, and inclusion in policies, procedures, and practices;
  • Practitioner of collaborative leadership and tenets of shared governance;
  • Ability to attract, empower, and develop outstanding faculty, administration, and staff;
  • Champion JCCC with all stakeholders, including the state legislature, business community, foundations, K-12, the statewide higher education sector, and the county residents;
  • Transformative and resourceful administrative leadership with an innovative vision for the long-term success of JCCC;
  • Financial aptitude and success in finances, budget allocation, and resource generation;
  • Track record as an effective communicator and spokesperson with strong oral, written, listening, and interpersonal skills committed to engaging strategies for positive conflict resolution;
  • Work with the college foundation to raise contributions to support grant proposals, initiatives, and scholarships;
  • Commitment to enhancing a global perspective and international opportunities in teaching and scholarship.


The application should include a letter of interest (not more than three pages), a current curriculum vitae or résumé, a statement of contributions to diversity, and five references with each person's position, address, e-mail address and telephone numbers. Nominations and applications should be sent electronically (MS Word or PDF Format) to To assure best consideration, nominations and applications should be received by January 15, 2020. Additional position and college information may be found at The President will assume office by or before July 2020.

All applications will remain confidential pending the selection of finalists. The search is being assisted by Executive Search Consultants James H. McCormick,, 651-238-5188, and Janice S. Fitzgerald,, 717-580-0663, AGB Search.

Johnson County Community College welcomes the application of any qualified candidate and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, disability, age, religion, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics or any other legally protected class.

If you require an accommodation in the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 913-469-8500 ext. 4983 or

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