Presidential Search Profile

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Opportunity Overview

Alexandria Technical & Community College (ATCC) seeks an experienced and visionary leader to help further its mission of serving the community and supporting the economy of Central Minnesota.

Collaborative and Caring Culture

The next president of Alexandria Technical & Community College joins an inviting culture of transparency, trust and caring, with a focus on serving students and their best interests. The college supports open communication and strong team work, with informal approaches to grievance resolution and non-hierarchical relationship building in a shared governance environment. It is important to understand and appreciate the college's strong history of offering high quality technical programs with the adoption of comprehensive community college status nine years ago. The college offers a welcoming experience and enjoys excellent relationships with students and the community it serves.

Community Connection

Alexandria Technical & Community College is truly the college of the community and the greater region it serves. Its strong relationships with business and industry encourage partnerships with the college in support of a variety of academic programs. The overall growth of the community and region presents a tremendous opportunity for the college to grow along with it. The region is a hub for advanced manufacturing, healthcare, tourism, and education. It has been characterized as a ‘micropolitan' environment with its range of high-tech industry.

Passionate Leadership

ATCC seeks a passionate servant leader with a comprehensive understanding of technical programs along with transfer education. The next president is a strategic thinker who understands effective budget allocation and is skillful at navigating disruptions in higher education that specifically impact ATCC and who will define the institution by its opportunities and not by its constraints. The president is accessible and visible, highly approachable and an active listener who seeks input and is an inclusive, collaborative, and timely decision-maker. The storyteller of the college, the president finds a way to balance the needs of the internal college community (faculty, staff, administrators, and students) with those of the greater community at large along with Minnesota State relationships and initiatives. Gathering and articulating a clear vision for the college and working in support of the college's best interests will generate enthusiasm among all constituent groups.

Student Success and Academic Excellence

Students love this college because of the student-centered focus of the institution. Known historically for its strong technical programs, Alexandria Technical & Community College is a comprehensive community college offering a range of high-quality technical programs, K-12 dual enrollment, transfer education, and numerous pathway options. High quality, traditional general education academic programs further reinforce the college's capacity to play a significant role in student success. Faculty are talented and dedicated, exhibiting a remarkable caring that is student-centered both in and out of the classroom. Student organizations create a rich student life experience. Student success is evidenced by the college's record in engagement, persistence, retention, completion, and placement.