EDUCATION

District releases details of South Mountain Community College president search

MCCCD wants to fill position by September

Posted 6/29/22

The Maricopa County Community College District is conducting a search for candidates to replace Shari Olson, South Mountain Community College’s president, who is retiring  this summer.

This story requires a subscription for $5.99/month.

Already have an account? Log in to continue.

Current print subscribers can create a free account by clicking here.

Otherwise, click here to subscribe.

To Our Valued Readers –

Visitors to our website will be limited to five stories per month unless they opt to subscribe. The five stories do not include our exclusive content written by our journalists.

For $5.99, less than 20 cents a day, digital subscribers will receive unlimited access to YourValley.net, including exclusive content from our newsroom and access to our Daily Independent e-edition.

Our commitment to balanced, fair reporting and local coverage provides insight and perspective not found anywhere else.

Your financial commitment will help to preserve the kind of honest journalism produced by our reporters and editors. We trust you agree that independent journalism is an essential component of our democracy. Please click here to subscribe.

Sincerely,
Charlene Bisson, Publisher, Independent Newsmedia

Please log in to continue

Log in

Subscribe to our e-newsletter for continued access

Free newsletter subscribers to the Daily Independent can enjoy free access to our AP stories, Capital Media Services, earned media and special contributors on our Opinions with Civility pages. If you aren’t a free newsletter subscriber yet, join now and continue accessing more content. This does not include our exclusive content written by the newsroom. We hope you’ll consider supporting our journalism.

I am anchor
EDUCATION

District releases details of South Mountain Community College president search

MCCCD wants to fill position by September

Posted

The Maricopa County Community College District is conducting a search for candidates to replace Shari Olson, South Mountain Community College’s president, who is retiring  this summer.

The South Mountain Community College Search Committee and the Maricopa County Community College District invite applications and nominations for the position, officials said.

“We are looking for a future-focused, agile and innovative leader who can help build our community college system to become an even greater asset to our state,” said Dr. Steven R. Gonzales, MCCCD interim chancellor.

“I thank President Olson for her leadership and commitment to student success. She has remained committed to strengths-based leadership and developing the best in her students and colleagues.”

South Mountain Community College’s main campus sits on 104 acres at 7050 S. 24th St., Phoenix. There also are off-campus locations in Guadalupe and Laveen.

The goal of the search process is to announce a new president by September, officials said.

MCCCD has hired consultants who will help identify and recruit candidates for the position, including those who might not be actively looking for a new position.

The search committee will begin reviewing applications in late July and early August. To be fully considered for the position, applications must be submitted by Monday, 25.

The search committee is responsible for recommending finalists to the interim chancellor by early September.

All final candidates will participate in open forums at South Mountain Community College on Thursday, Sept. 15, according to a release.

“The selection process offers members of the community an opportunity for involvement,” the release stated. Once the search committee has identified finalists for the position, community members will be invited to the public forums to meet the finalists and provide feedback about the candidates.

To submit a nomination, send the nominee’s name, position, institution and email address to ceciliayl@outlook.com or jgolder@acct.org.

“To encourage a strong pool of highly qualified individuals, the identities of candidates will remain confidential throughout the process until finalists are invited for on-campus meetings and a public forum,” the release stated.

Comments

No comments on this item Please log in to comment by clicking here