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President

Company: Lane Community College
Location: Eugene
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

The Board of Education of Lane Community College (LCC) invites nominations and applications for the position of President. Lane seeks a President with a deep commitment to our strong values of student success, academic excellence, diversity, equity, and innovation.

About the College

Vision

Transforming lives through learning

Mission

Lane is the community's college: we provide comprehensive, accessible, quality, learning-centered educational opportunities that promote student success

Located in Eugene, Oregon, in the beautiful Willamette Valley and only 100 miles south of Portland, Lane Community College was established in 1964 when voters approved the establishment of a comprehensive community college. Lane serves a 4,600 square mile area through its main campus in Eugene and six centers located throughout the county. The college prioritizes the experience of both urban and rural students through remote instruction as well as small in-person classes and a vibrant and supportive campus environment. Since its establishment, the College has enjoyed exceptional community support.

Lane Community College is fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Its 7-year visit was conducted in October 2021. The college manages an annual operating budget of approximately $100 million, and employs around 800 full and part-time faculty and staff to serve students and the community. A recently passed $121 million bond issue will allow the college to construct and renovate major campus facilities. LCC serves around 8,700 students each year through transfer, career-technical, and personal enrichment programs. Lane offers 89 degree and certificate programs (including transfer opportunities to local 4-year universities) across all campuses and education centers. Over half (55%) of Lane students are enrolled in transfer, with 45% enrolled in career/technical programs. More than 50% are first generation students, 54% are women, and 29% are students of color, with Latinx the largest ethnicity.

Lane Community College is recognized for academics, athletics, and student engagement. In addition to a comprehensive daytime schedule of classes, LCC offers distance learning courses and a suite of academic support options, many of which are available via remote access. The college also has one of the largest and most respected Nursing programs in the state of Oregon. LCC offers high quality, affordable transfer opportunities in a variety of academic majors, as well as a number of career technical options in programs such as Welding, Diesel Technology, and Flight/Aviation Maintenance. The College provides on-the-job training through its Cooperative Education program, one of the largest co-op programs for two-year colleges in the U.S. Lane's nationally recognized radio station, KLCC, is one of the most powerful public radio stations in Oregon. LCC's Music, Dance, and Theater Department has become an important performing arts center in Eugene. Through strong partnerships with the University of Oregon and Oregon State University, graduates transfer with ease while maintaining credits. More than 1,200 Lane students are dual enrolled students at the University of Oregon or Oregon State University. The college provides support for local businesses through its Business Development Center, which provides services and customized training for local businesses and corporations.

Lane Community College offers a series of summer bridge programs designed to support middle- and high-school students of color as they look toward college. A Chinuk Wawa language program was created at the college in partnership with the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community in 2006. In 2010, Lane became the second community college in the nation to establish a longhouse and annually hosts one of the largest powwows in the Pacific Northwest. Student support and engagement centers include a Multicultural Center and Gender Equity Center, and are complemented by a number of active student identity unions. Lane is also home to thriving International Programs that attract students from around the world.

Sustainability at Lane is highlighted through a unique synergy of operations and academic programs in the Institute for Sustainable Practices. The institute combines college operations in areas such as recycling, energy efficiency, waste reduction, and development of the campus Climate Action Plan, with a suite of academic degrees that includes Energy Management Technician, Sustainability Coordinator, and Water Conservation Technician. The college is a recognized Bee Campus USA, and a member of the US Green Building Campus. Highlights of sustainability work can be seen across campus locations, and include the LEED Platinum Certified Mary Spilde Center and LEED Gold Certified Health and Wellness Building, a Learning Garden, and solar electric vehicle charging stations for electric vehicles.

About the Community

Lane Community College boasts a legacy of strong community partnerships and engagement. The Eugene-Springfield metro area, with a population of 382,000, is located in the Willamette Valley between the Cascade Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Lane County is the second largest population center in Oregon and supports a community that is home to artists, innovators, and visionaries. Lane County is an urban center for culture, recreation, and world class industry. The area is known as "Silicon Shire" for the tech industry, "A Great City for the Arts & Outdoors," and "TrackTown USA" for elite athletes around the world. Lane County is home to ocean beaches, sand dunes, rivers and lakes, old growth forests and mountains, providing a variety of natural landscapes. Residents can hike the Pacific Crest Trail, ride bikes under historic covered bridges or over alpine passes, go snowboarding in the Cascades, fly fish in mountain streams, and much more. The region also boasts a vibrant farm-to-table food scene and an impressive array of high quality breweries, wineries, and distilleries. Locals and visitors take in art galleries as well as concerts, theater, and dance at a variety of local performance venues.

Lane Community College is seeking a President who will lead the College with vision, innovation, and collaboration to ensure student success and institutional advancement.

Challenges and Opportunities

  • Position Lane Community College as a leader of diversity, equity and inclusion through programs and services that support recruitment and success for students of color and underrepresented constituencies. Actively work to eliminate gaps in aspiration, access, achievement, economic progress and engagement for underserved and underrepresented constituencies. Foster a vibrant and inclusive culture and climate for students, employees, and community engagement.
  • Position Lane Community College as a regional leader, strengthening alliances with local business and industry, school districts, universities and elected officials to meet educational, cultural, workforce and economic opportunities. Build, maintain, and grow regional public and private partnerships.
  • Foster a sense of unity through cross campus communication and collaboration. Create a foundation of trust, transparency, and belonging, inspiring faculty, staff, students, and stakeholders to work together to address the college's and community's challenges and opportunities.
  • Collaborate with faculty and staff to strengthen strategic enrollment management, expand student access, and increase retention and student goal attainment. Identify and serve new student populations through targeted outreach, innovative programs, technology, and partnerships.
  • Foster the College's mission, vision, and values among the Board and employees to increase shared governance and collaboration.
  • Work with faculty and staff to create a financially resilient institution and a culture of fiscal responsibility. Address financial challenges and statewide funding system challenges through advocacy and collaboration with the Board of Education, government partners, and others.
  • Apply lessons learned in the COVID-19 environment to improve delivery systems and incorporate technology to serve the diverse needs of students.
  • Expand innovative programs and delivery options that respond to changes in technology, education, and the economy, such as short-term certificate programs, stackable credentials, non-credit to credit options, apprenticeship programs and work-based learning to align with regional workforce training needs and broaden economic opportunities for all.
  • Serve as a passionate advocate of Lane Community College, communicating the value of the college while facilitating engagement of its diverse communities. Develop strategic partnerships to maximize the college's local, regional and global impacts.
  • Work with faculty, staff, and the community to strategically reimagine the college and its place in students' lives, the workplace and the economy.
    Ideal Characteristics
  • A demonstrated bridge builder who is visible and accessible on campus and throughout the community, one who possesses exceptional communication skills and a collaborative mindset, and uses those skills to develop strong relationships, shared priorities and a sense of community.
  • A leader guided by ethics, integrity and honesty with a track record of transparency and inclusiveness. Demonstrated successful experience fostering a culture where people are valued and empowered to achieve college goals.
  • A culturally responsive leader with an evidence-based commitment to diversity..... click apply for full job details

Keywords: Lane Community College, Eugene , President, Executive , Eugene, Oregon

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