WOODLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE PRESIDENT SEARCH
The Governing Board and Chancellor of Yuba Community College District are seeking an equity-minded, dynamic, collaborative, and innovative leader to serve as College President of Woodland Community College (WCC). The College President will be responsible for providing effective leadership and administrative management for all instructional and student services at the college.
WCC PRESIDENT SEARCH TENTATIVE TIMELINE
|August 21, 2023||Recruitment begins/Application available on PeopleAdmin|
|September 29, 2023||Closing date for applications|
|October 25-27, 2023||1st round interviews (via Zoom)|
|November 13-14, 2023||Select candidates are invited to visit the campus, present at campus forums, and participate in round two interviews (finalists will be reimbursed up to $1,500 for travel expenses)|
|December 14, 2023||Governing Board considers approval of employment agreement for selected candidate|
|January 2024||President begins employment|
Woodland Community College (WCC) is proud of its status as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and serves our local communities in Yolo, Lake, Colusa, and Glenn Counties. The College, across its three campuses in Woodland, Clearlake, and Williams, serves over 3,000 students annually in multiple associate and certificated programs. WCC prides itself on an innovative, student-centered faculty and partnerships with school districts, four-year colleges, and businesses in its broad, rural service area.
As part of the Yuba Community College District (YCCD), WCC serves as the primary means for addressing regional education, economic, and workforce development needs in its service area. Statistics show that more than half of the student population in the WCC service area live at or below poverty level. The President of Woodland Community College will lead the College to answer these student needs by focusing on Guided Pathways and transfer to four-year institutions, Certificate completion, Career Technical Education (CTE) unit completion, and regional living wage attainment. The WCC President will also guide the College in aligning college goals with the YCCD governing Board’s Student Success Goals to: increase by at least 20 percent the number of students annually who acquire associate’s degrees, credentials, certificates, or specific skill sets that prepare them for in-demand jobs; increase by at least 35 percent the number of students transferring annually to a UC or CSU; and increase by 76 percent the percentage of CTE students who report being employed in their field of study.
Woodland, California is a city of 60,000 in the heart of Yolo County, about 15 miles northwest of Sacramento. The college is surrounded with rich agricultural farmland and is one of the largest crop production areas in the state. The area is an excellent choice for quality of life with close proximity to the Sierra Nevada for outdoor recreation, a burgeoning farm-to-fork movement, and access to Napa Valley wine country and the metropolitan areas of Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area.
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants must submit the following by September 29, 2023 (5:00pm PST):
A completed Yuba CCD application.
- A letter of interest that addresses how the applicant’s skills and experiences align with the desirable qualifications, the opportunities, and the essential leadership competencies listed above (not to exceed 5 pages).
- A current resume or curriculum vitae that includes educational background, professional experience, professional activities, and any other experience pertinent to the position.
- A list of eight (8) professional references with mobile phone and email contact information. Include two supervisors, two subordinates (including one support staff member), two faculty, and two community members.
Securely apply and upload application materials HERE
For general inquiries regarding the application process and technical assistance, please contact:
Jake M. Hurley, Esq.
Associate Vice Chancellor, Office of People and Culture (HR)
CANDIDATE INQUIRES AND NOMINATIONS
For all inquiries, nominations, and more information regarding the position and search process, contact the District’s search consultants. All inquiries and nominations will be held in the strictest confidence.
|Willard “Will” Lewallen, Ph.D.
Community College Search Services
|Joan Smith, Ed.D.
Community College Search Services