On Chicago’s richly diverse Northwest side, Wilbur Wright College (wright.ccc.edu) offers associate degree programs, vocational training, ESL and GED programs as well as personal enrichment courses. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chancellor Cheryl Hyman announced in 2012 that, in addition to its general education programs, Wright College will have a College to Careers focus on information technology and will partner with industry leaders including: Cisco, CompTIA, Google, IfbyPhone, Motorola Solutions and Vibes, to update curriculum and introduce students to careers in this fast-growing field. The College served more than 23,000 students in 2012 – the highest enrollment within the City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) system – and recently reaffirmed its accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission. Wright College prides itself on its sustainability practices and was recognized with the bronze standard of sustainability goals in higher education by the Illinois Campus Sustainability Compact.
Wright College now seeks an exceptional leader to fill the post of President. The President is the chief executive of Wilbur Wright College and is responsible for ensuring that the academic, fiscal and operational activities of the campus are conducted in alignment with the District’s strategic plan and priorities. He/she must be an exceptional leader to continue to guide the institution into a new era of stature and educational achievement and demonstrate a deep commitment to student success. CCC is seeking a candidate strongly committed to diversity, to building strong partnerships with local business, civic, and other institutions in support of Wilbur Wright’s commitment to students of all ages and backgrounds.
Successful applicants should possess a minimum of 8 years of progressive senior management experience in either an academic institution, business or other organization of similar scope and complexity. The ideal candidate will have an outstanding track record of professional achievement and demonstrated success in strategic planning and fiscal management. Applicants should have the ability to provide effective leadership of the College’s academic programs, accreditation process, and innovative instructional technology initiatives. A Master’s degree from an accredited institution is required; an earned Doctorate degree from an accredited institution is preferred.
HOW TO APPLY
The Presidential Search Committee will begin reviewing nominations and applications immediately and will continue to accept them until a President is selected. Application materials should be submitted electronically and should include a letter of interest addressing how the candidate meets the qualifications outlined above, a current resume, and contact information for at least five references. Confidential inquiries, nominations, and application materials (electronic delivery in Word or PDF is preferred; please mention Search #355 – Wilbur Wright College in the email subject line) should be sent to:
The Hollins Group Inc.
Attn: Wilbur Wright College President Search
225 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1575
Chicago, Illinois 60606-1274
Chicago residency is required for all full-time employees within 6 months of hire. Wilbur Wright College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Vacancies may be pending budget approval.