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President Littleton, CO

Arapahoe Community College (ACC) seeks an innovative, collaborative, visionary, and equity-minded leader as its next President.  ACC is a public, open-access institution serving the southern portion of the greater Denver metro area with three distinct campus locations in Littleton, Parker, and Castle Rock. Founded by the residents of Littleton, Colorado in 1965 as Arapahoe Junior College, ACC was the first two-year college in the Greater Denver Metropolitan area. Today, ACC is a part of the 13-institution Colorado Community College System (CCCS).

In 2020, ACC’s unduplicated enrollment totaled 21,465 students with 15.84% full-time and 84.16% part-time, and 35% of ACC students are first generation college students. Programs of study include seven guided pathways: Arts, Communication and Design; Business; Global, Human and Social Sciences; Health; Math and Science; Public Services, and; Technology. Much of ACC’s success comes from its collaboration and partnerships, both with other secondary and post-secondary educators and the wider community. ACC is number one in the state of Colorado for concurrent students, with 6,345 in 2020, serving 77 schools within seven school districts. It boasts over 30 transfer agreements with Colorado colleges and universities, and its economic impact in service in the region measured $337 million.

ACC’s next President must exhibit an unequivocal commitment to the work of ACC, embrace the vital role community colleges play in an equitable society, and demonstrate leadership and management experience that has prepared them to take on this pivotal role for the community. The successful candidate will be versed in the challenges facing higher education today, understanding shifting enrollment needs and the lasting impact the Covid-19 pandemic will have on program delivery and the student experience.

Reporting to the Chancellor of CCCS, the President will work with system leadership and the ACC campus community to advance the college to new levels of excellence.  The next President will have the following opportunities and challenges for the college’s next chapter: Foster a climate of innovation across all ACC campuses and program delivery methods; ensure excellence in teaching and learning; passionately serve as the ambassador for ACC to enhance collaboration and community partnership; strengthen ACC’s commitment to equity and inclusion; generate and steward financial resources; provide ongoing evaluation and the necessary resources to promote student access and success; work to unify the three campuses and create a more cohesive ACC experience for all; enhance the already strong campus culture through accessible leadership and seeking ways to improve the quality of the workplace.

Monroe “Bud” Moseley is leading this search with Leslie McCarthy.

Arapahoe Community College (ACC) is an equal opportunity employer. The college does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, race, color, age, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, pregnancy status, religion, or sexual orientation in its employment practices and educational programs and activities.

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