The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia (USG) and the Presidential Search and Screen Committee invite letters of nomination and applications for the position of President of Georgia Gwinnett College.
Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) is part of the USG, which is composed of 26 higher education institutions, including four research universities, four comprehensive universities, nine state universities, and nine state colleges, the Georgia Public Library Service and the Georgia Archives.
Georgia Gwinnett College
With an access mission and a promise to connect campus to community, Georgia Gwinnett College opened its doors in 2006. In 2018, the diverse student population of about 13,000 students represents 32 U.S. states and more than 120 nations. An average class size of 21 and strong faculty investment in mission support GGC’s commitment to expanding access to higher education, to offering students the rigor that a 21st-century curriculum demands, and to fostering an environment of student success. Dynamic, engaged faculty and staff are committed to supporting the mission of GGC to ensure student success and focus on the Institution’s four pillars of Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Creativity.
GGC offers 17 degree programs specifically designed to meet the needs of Gwinnett County, the region and the state. Nearly 50 areas of concentration and an Honors Program provide students flexibility within their degree programs.
GGC is the #10 public school in the Southern region, according to the U.S. News & World Report (USNWR) 2019 college rankings. USNWR also ranked GGC the most ethnically diverse Southern regional college, both public and private, for the fifth consecutive year. According to the FY17 economic impact study commissioned by the University System of Georgia, GGC has had a cumulative economic impact of about $3.26 billion, with approximately 4,240 jobs created.
Position Description and Requirements
The College seeks a leader who will approach and understand leadership through a lens that prioritizes student success, equity in outcomes, and expansive access to higher education. GGC’s third president will, while centered in those priorities, champion the mission and enhance both regional and national awareness about GGC’s work and success, while developing long-term community partnerships around common goals. She or he must have enthusiasm for leading the College into a new era, as we transition from a start-up period characterized by rapid growth. This new era requires a president with proven excellence in fundraising and external relations, collaborative leadership and shared governance, and visionary strategic planning. An earned doctorate or other terminal degree is required, as is a record of effective and extensive leadership in higher education.
GGC is proud of its culture, and the incoming president must commit to caring for it, and to understanding how deeply we value integrity, diversity and inclusion, transparency, and respect. The successful candidate will continue in a line of charismatic, accessible and mission-driven leadership, and the campus community looks forward to welcoming him or her.
Confidential inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, application materials should be received no later than February 7, 2019. Candidates should provide a resume or CV, letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements of the presidency and the names and contact information of five references. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. All materials should be submitted electronically to Parker Executive Search.
Georgia Gwinnett College provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability.