Position Details

The College of DuPage Board of Trustees invites nominations and applications for the position of President of the College of DuPage.

Established in 1967, the College of DuPage is the largest community college in Illinois and the second largest provider of undergraduate education in the state. Nearly 25,000 students are enrolled in a broad range of college transfer and career programs. The College’s main campus is in Glen Ellyn, with centers located in Addison, Carol Stream, Lisle, Naperville and Westmont. College of DuPage is recognized for its innovative programs as well as extensive business and community outreach efforts. The Board seeks a President who will help fulfill the mission of the College to be a center for excellence in teaching, learning, and cultural experiences by providing accessible, affordable, and comprehensive education.

This is an exceptional opportunity for an inspiring and innovative leader to build on the successes of this energetic and supportive District.

Preferred applicants will possess the following attributes:

• Doctorate required.

• Evidence of proven success as a leader with a full understanding of the multiple roles of a community college.

• Experience managing a large and complex organization, whether in academic or non-traditional settings.

• Proven ability to manage the diverse issues of financial affairs, strategic planning, human resources, curriculum development, collective bargaining and community/legislative relations.

• Strategic leader who embodies honesty, integrity and strong ethics, as well as one who is financially prudent, able to provide strong value to students while maintaining vigilance in                 overseeing extensive taxpayer investment in the College.

• Extensive experience in teaching and understanding of the classroom teaching experience of a diverse student body.

• Commitment to the professional development of faculty and staff.

• Commitment to academic excellence, transparency and openness, and inclusiveness in decision making

• Strong ability to understand the interests of the College’s many stakeholders, especially faculty, adjunct faculty, classified and administrative staff.

• Proven success in reporting to and working with a governing board, including the ability to develop healthy working relationships in engaging board members.

The official position description and other information about the Presidential Search process are available at the College’s Website:

Nominations and Applications

Nominations and application materials should be submitted by the target date of April 1, 2019, although expressions of interest may be considered until the position is filled.  Application materials must include:  1) a letter of interest stating how the candidate's experiences and qualifications connect with the required/preferred characteristics and strategic priorities expressed in the position profile; 2) a resume/CV; and 3) the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of five references for future contact — please also include your professional relationship with each reference listed. 

Application and nomination materials should be submitted electronically to:

Assisting the search will be:

Dr. Alan N. Crist, Executive Search Consultant, (608) 695.0217,

Dr. Loren J. Anderson, Executive Search Consultant, (253) 223.3566, 

The College of DuPage is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer and actively seeks applications from women, minority candidates, veterans and people with disabilities.