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JCC Board of Trustees Initiates Search for College President

The Jefferson Community College Board of Trustees has retained the services of R.H. Perry & Associates (RHPA) of Asheville, North Carolina, specifically senior consultants Jesse M. Thompson and Elizabeth J. Rocklin, to assist the College with its search for the next president of Jefferson Community College.

The Board has also named Trustee Michael W. Crowley as chair of the ad hoc presidential search advisory committee. The Board of Trustees is currently in the process of identifying individuals from various College constituencies to serve on the search advisory committee.

RHPA has assisted with more than 1000 presidential and senior leadership searches since the organization was established in 1974. Mr. Thompson has over 40 years of experience in higher education, the majority of which was spent in the community college sector, as a faculty member, chief financial officer and executive vice president before joining RHPA. In addition, he has served on the Board of Trustees for Mott Community College in Michigan. Ms. Rocklin has more than 20 years of experience providing executive services specific to community and technical two-year colleges including ten years spent with the Association of Community College Trustees.

“The search consultant plays a pivotal role in ensuring an inclusive national search, development of a qualified candidate pool and a selection process that is handled effectively and identifies the best possible candidates for Jefferson’s next president,” said Terry N. Fralick, chair of the Board of Trustees. “The search consultant does not select the next College president.”

Mr. Thompson will conduct preliminary activities for the search during the course of the next four weeks. In October, he will visit Jefferson to orient the Board of Trustees, search advisory committee and the campus to the search process, as well as develop a calendar for search activities. During his visit, Mr. Thompson will spend time with various groups on campus to gather input on the future needs and priorities of Jefferson Community College.