Community Colleges

Hiring Exceptional Community College Presidents: Tools for Hiring Leaders who Advance Student Success and Access

September 29, 2014  • College Excellence Program

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These open-access tools are designed to help boards of trustees, search committees, search consultants, and others with a role in selecting community college presidents identify and hire presidents with the full range of qualities and abilities needed to lead their institutions to high and improving levels of student success. Development of this report was funded by the Kresge Foundation.

To view and download each individual tool, click on the links below.

Tool One: Protocol to Align Student Access and Success Priorities To Hiring Criteria

Tool Two: Job Announcement Language

Tool Three: Scenario-Based Writing Exercise

Tool Four: Questions for In-Person Interviews

Tool Five: Rubric for Evaluating Candidates

Tool Six: Scoring Sheets to Aggregate Reviewer Assessments of Candidates

Tool Seven: Protocol for Reference Checks