Community College of Aurora
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Number: 000060
Location: 16000 East CentreTech Parkway, CO
Community College of Aurora
The Community College of Aurora (CCA) seeks an engaging, authentic, visionary, and equity-minded leader with proven skills and dedication to serve as its next President. CCA is a diverse and tight-knit community that offers a quality education at two physical campuses as well as online, preparing students for the next stage of their lives, whether in the workforce or at a four-year institution. In its next President, CCA seeks a leader who believes deeply in its identity and mission of service, and who will energize the community around a vision for the college's next era.
Founded in 1983, CCA is a part of the 13-institution Colorado Community College System (CCCS). Located in southeast Metro Denver, the city of Aurora offers a vibrant artistic and cultural scene, proximity to outdoor adventures, and pleasant, sunny weather. The college plays a significant role in providing access to education and opportunity to Aurora and Denver residents, as well as to students from around the state. CCA served nearly 6,700 college students in academic year 2019-2020, as well as more than 5,500 concurrent enrollment students from Aurora Public Schools, Cherry Creek School District, and Denver Public Schools. Recognized as a Minority-Serving Institution and designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, CCA is a community that is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion through Inclusive Excellence. The college employs 330 faculty and instructors and has an annual operating budget of $42.5million. It offers 55 associate degree and 45 certificate programs, as well as strong continuing education and workforce development opportunities, including programs through the Center for Adult Education, the Center for Workforce Development, and CCA's specialized Disaster Management Institute.
Reporting to the Chancellor of CCCS, CCA's next President will work with the campus community and with system leadership to advance the college to new levels of excellence. This work will be accomplished in the context of uncertain factors facing higher education and the nation at large (e.g., COVID-19 response and management, stress leveraging technology, declining enrollments and corresponding tuition revenue and state allocations). Success in CCA's next chapter will require an ongoing assessment of existing academic programs and student services, and the creation of new opportunities while increasing student enrollment and retention. Improving staff and faculty retention will also be critical to the college's future growth. CCA's next President must also identify new and strengthen existing partnerships and relationships with the local and state governments, businesses, alumni, other educational institutions, and community organizations; generate and steward its financial resources; and ensure that the college continues to be a dynamic learning resource that empowers students to succeed. Importantly, this leader must be an integral and welcoming member of the CCA and broader Aurora communities. The next President should meet these issues with the same rigor, enthusiasm, innovation, and commitment to inclusive excellence and community that characterize the Community College of Aurora itself.
To read the full position description and to submit inquiries, nominations/referrals, and applications, visit Isaacson, Miller's website at http://www.imsearch.com/7775.
Community College of Aurora (CCA) is an equal opportunity employer.
CCA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, nationality, sex, age, or handicap,
in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities.
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