The Board of Trustees of Harper College invites expressions of interest, applications and nominations for the position of President. President, Dr. Kenneth L. Ender, retires on June 30, 2019 after 10 years of distinguished service to the College. The next president will have the opportunity to serve a supportive Board of Trustees and lead, inspire, and empower dedicated faculty and staff, ensuring the College moves to its next level of excellence.
A public comprehensive community college, Harper serves more than 35,000 students annually in Chicago’s northwest suburbs and is one of the nation’s premier community colleges. Harper’s associate degree and certificate programs are organized in 10 academic areas of interest, including: Art, Design and Performing Arts; Business, Entrepreneurship & Information Technology; Education; Engineering, Math & Computer Science; Health Science; Liberal Arts, Language & Communication; Manufacturing & Construction; Physical & Life Science; Public Service; and Social Science. In addition to its degree programs and certificates in more than 40 career programs, Harper also offers workforce training, professional development, continuing education classes and developmental education.
Over the past 10 years, and under the leadership of President Ender, Harper College has had numerous successes, including:
The next President of Harper College will be an experienced, transformational, visionary, and collaborative leader with integrity, and demonstrated passion for student success.
To ensure full consideration, completed applications should be submitted by November 6, 2018. Candidates should carefully review the Executive Search Profile to understand the unique opportunities and qualifications for this position. You will be required to attach a current resume and a cover letter addressing the position and to input contact information for three professional references. Please scroll up and click on the Apply Now button to submit your application.
All confidential communications may be directed to our search team:Mr. Jesse Thompson at (617) 901-4880, Dr. Joanne Bashford at (305) 467-9488, or to HarperPres@rhperry.com.