Position Overview

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Waubonsee Community College, a vibrant four campus community college in the western suburbs of Chicago, Illinois (Sugar Grove, Aurora Downtown, Aurora Fox Valley, and Plano), invites applications and nominations for the role of President.

Waubonsee Community College is a comprehensive two-year college offering more than 130 degrees and certificates in today's most desirable fields. The College provides exceptional learning through accessible, equitable, and innovative education and is committed to enriching the lives of students, employees, and community by working together to create opportunities to discover new passions, share knowledge, and embrace diversity.

On 243 beautiful acres in Sugar Grove sits the college’s main and only multi-building campus. While it was the college’s first campus, it has plenty of modern facilities, thanks to a 2020 College Master Plan that introduced five new buildings here between 2005-2015. Located in the heart of Illinois’ second largest city, the Aurora Downtown Campus offers one-stop student services, transferable general education courses, and signature Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree and Certificate Programs. It is also the home of the college’s Adult Education programs, the Small Business Development Center, and the Latinx Resource Center. A specialized facility located on the campus of the Rush Copley Medical Center, The Aurora Fox Valley Campus building is focused on health care programs, and features state-of-the-art labs that give students hands-on, realistic experience with current equipment and procedures. The Plano Campus serves as the college’s Innovation and Design Center. As such, it houses a variety of programs including welding, computer aided design and drafting, cybersecurity, and more.

The new president of Waubonsee Community College will be a compassionate, forward-thinking, collaborative leader who works effectively and in tandem with the Board of Trustees and college community to advance the institution’s commitment to serve its community and meet the educational and training needs of diverse student populations. The most competitive candidates will understand the community college mission and have successful senior-level leadership experience either in higher education, or in other professional sectors--provided that the candidate can demonstrate the attributes, skills, and experiences detailed in the profile.

For additional information regarding the College and the desired qualifications and characteristics of the successful candidate, please review the position profile above or visit:

Nominations and Applications

To ensure fullest consideration, candidates are advised to submit their materials by Wednesday, September 14, 2022.  Waubonsee’s Presidential Search Committee will begin reviewing and evaluating applications as they are received and will continue to accept and review applications until the position is filled.

Application materials must include:

  • A letter of interest that responds to the Opportunities/Challenges and the Attributes/Skills/Abilities sections of the profile:
  • A current curriculum vitae or resume, and
  • The names and contact information (telephone and email) of five references (none of whom will be contacted without the permission of the candidate).

The letter of interest should be addressed to: Ms. Michele Needham, Chair, Waubonsee Community College Presidential Search Committee.

All application materials will be received in full confidence and should be submitted electronically (Word or PDF) to:

Nominations and confidential inquiries should be directed to:

Frederick V. Moore, J.D., MBA, Executive Search / (712) 299-2544

Jeanne F. Jacobs, Ph.D., Executive Search Consultant, / (937) 470-9068

Waubonsee does not discriminate on the basis of any individual’s actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, gender, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, veteran’s status, military status, unfavorable discharge from military service, marital status, order of protection status, pregnancy, disability, citizenship status or any other characteristic protected by law in its programs or activities.