Search continues for next Holmes President

The search process for the next president of Holmes Community College is underway and applications will be accepted until Aug. 22 or until the position is filled.

The search committee is made up of six Board of Trustees members and the application can be found on the Holmes web at holmescc.edu. Former Holmes President Dr. Glenn F. Boyce left Holmes at the end of June to become an assistant commissioner with the Institutions of Higher Learning.

Duties and responsibilities of the president are: manages and directs all the affairs of the college and is responsible for the administration and enforcement of all adopted policies and regulations relating to the operation of the college; with the counsel and cooperation of the faculty, the president prepares, adopts, and amends the program of studies; nominates all employees to the Board for election, determines and assigns their powers and responsibilities and supervises and directs them in the performance of same and selects and employs all substitute and emergency teachers, pending a regular meeting of the Board; prepares, with the Vice-President of Financial Services, a financial budget for submission to the Board of Trustees for approval, amendment, and final adoption; is responsible for the safety, proper care, and use of all college property as far as means at his/her disposal permit; assists the Board in reaching sound judgment in establishing policies, places before the Board helpful facts, results of investigation, information, reports, and gives advice on technical matters; periodically reviews safety and security issues and reports needs to the Board; develops a working relationship with all county officials and county leaders within the district; manages the budget, with staff, to provide educational opportunities, both traditional and innovative, to traditional as well as non-traditional students; prepares and delivers a report each month to the Board of Trustees; develops a relationship with the Mississippi Community College Board and the community college presidents; fosters teamwork and involves others in the planning and decision-making process; and helps to develop the athletic programs with specific attention being given to developing a balanced program in athletics (intercollegiate and intramural and other activities) to provide for the needs of all students who attend Holmes Community College.

The skillset required includes: strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community; ability to plan, develop, coordinate, and consolidate multiple operating budgets; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports; knowledge of human resources concepts, practices, policies, and procedures; knowledge of legislative budget process; skill in examining and streamlining operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures; ability to analyze and interpret financial data and prepare financial reports, statement and/or projections; ability to analyze budgetary expenditures for compliance with approved budget; knowledge of organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures; ability to make evaluative judgments; ability to review and advise on the structure and potential impact of financial legislative initiatives; ability to work with the state legislature and state oversight agencies; and knowledge of alternative operational and program funding mechanisms.

The candidate should hold a doctorate degree from an accredited college or university required and a minimum of five years of relevant experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified; demonstrates leadership ability; knowledgeable of the SACSCOC review process and ability to complete a successful review in 2015; and must reside at President's home on Goodman Campus.

Included in the application must be a cover letter expressing interest and qualifications for this position, all unofficial graduate transcripts, résumé, three letters of recommendation; and a list of five references to include mailing address, telephone numbers, and email addresses with a list of all current and past employers.

The packet must be mailed to Presidential Search Committee, Holmes Community College, P.O. Box 399, Goodman, MS 39079.

Questions regarding the application process should be emailed to presidentialsearch@holmescc.edu.