Independence Community College (ICC) is seeking a new president with outstanding leadership qualities, proven success leading dynamic complex organizations, and a demonstrated ability to build partnerships with key stakeholders.
The successful candidate will have a proven professional track record demonstrating the following leadership talents:
Leads Effectively – has a demonstrated ability to lead and manage a large, multisite, complex higher education organization and to work effectively with a governing board. Individuals who have demonstrated the aforementioned leadership and management in industries other than higher education are urged to apply.
Articulates Strategic Vision – is able to articulate a shared vision for the future of ICC, communicate the vision to the broader community, and execute on strategic priorities. Has an understanding of the disruption taking place in higher education and articulates a shared sense of direction for the College to continue to rise to higher levels of excellence.
Prioritizes Academic Excellence – supports, appreciates, and prioritizes academic excellence and student success and its importance to faculty, students, their families and the broader community.
Recognizes and Respects the Political Landscape – is politically astute and able to develop and maintain working relationships with national, state, and local government officials to advocate for ICC and its students.
Demonstrates Fundraising Capabilities – is able to develop and cultivate relationships with potential donors and work with the Independence Community College Foundation.
Values and Embraces Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – champions viewpoint diversity and values civic education, academic freedom and diverse perspectives that enable a respectful environment of free and open inquiry. Has an understanding and appreciation of the importance of all campuses having students, faculty and staff from different perspectives and backgrounds where diverse views are not just permitted but encouraged in a reasoned search for truth.
Builds Partnerships – understands the role that ICC plays in the community, including workforce and economic development, and is able to develop innovative, synergistic partnerships with other higher education institutions as well as businesses and industries to enhance the College.
Other Relevant Experience and Desired Qualifications
Independence Community College (ICC) is a two-year educational institution accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. ICC was established in 1925 as grades 13 and 14 of the Independence public school system. In 1967, Independence Community College legally separated from the Independence Kansas school district. Construction of the new community college on a 68-acre campus, formerly the Independence Country Club, began in 1969. Classes at the new site began in September 1970. ICC campus is now home to the Academic Building, Fine Arts Building, Student Union, Cessna Learning Center, Field House, Administration Building, William INGE Center for the Arts, athletic practice fields, disc golf course, 96-bed multi-structure living complex, and a 200 bed residence hall.
In 2010, ICC expanded to include the ICC West Campus located at 2615 West Main Street Independence, Kansas by renovating a donated building, ICC-WEST is located on the west side of Independence and is home to our technical programs: Allied Health, Cosmetology, and GED/ABE. In 2012, additional renovations were completed to house our newest technical program, Veterinary Technology. This state-of-the-art facility includes animal wards, a classroom, lab, surgery, pharmacy, prep room, small animal treatment, food prep, grooming, and radiology.
ICC also maintains presence downtown through the ICC Foundation office and by partnering with the Independence Business Resource Center.
Currently, our educational and support programming includes 35 programs of student for Associates of Arts and/or Sciences degrees; 11 programs of study for Certificate completion, Student Support Services, Upward Bound, men's and women's athletic programs, and a variety of campus organizations and activities.
Independence Community College serves the best interests of students and the community by providing academic excellence while promoting cultural enrichment and economic development.
To be a community college that provides an exceptional educational experience by cultivating intellect, encouraging creativity, and enhancing character in a student and community centered environment.
In striving to meet its institutional responsibilities as a community college, Independence Community College sets forth the following purpose statements in definition of its educational programs and services. These statements also serve as criteria for the administration, faculty, staff, students, and the public in assessing the College's effectiveness in meeting its institutional mission.
Full job-posting at https://www.indycc.edu/about-us/human-resources/icc-presidental-search.
The Presidential Search Committee will review applications as they are submitted and will continue until the position is filled.
Application materials must be submitted electronically to Lori Boots, Vice President of Human Resources at ICCPresidentSearch2021@indycc.edu. Application materials should consist of three separate documents:
Candidates who advance as semifinalists are expected to be available for initial Zoom interviews. Finalists are expected to travel to the ICC campus for final interviews.Posted: 09/11/2020