January 22, 2020

Hinds CC trustees open search for new college president

RAYMOND – The Hinds Community College Board of Trustees has opened a search for a new president with the goal of naming a leader by the end of April with…
BY: Danny Barrett Jr.

RAYMOND – The Hinds Community College Board of Trustees has opened a search for a new president with the goal of naming a leader by the end of April with an official start date of July 1, 2020.

The target date for applications is Feb. 20, 2020, but the application portal will remain open until the position is filled.

For detailed information, the presidential profile and information on how to apply please visit https://www.hindscc.edu  or https://acctsearches.org/. To apply, go to https://acctsearches.org/.

For additional information, nominations, or confidential inquiries contact:

The Hinds Community College website also includes the presidential profile created in conjunction with the Association of Community College Trustees through forums with college employees, students and the community.

“I believe that the most important responsibility of the Board of Trustees is the naming of a president of Hinds Community College. We recognize the importance of choosing the right leader,” said Paul Breazeale, president of the Hinds Community College Board of Trustees.

“It will be our goal to select someone who has the ability to appreciate the history of our college and energize the vision to continue moving us forward. Hinds is a complex organization with many facets, which requires someone with the right experience, drive, passion and a commitment to excellence,” he said.

Hinds Community College is the largest of the 15 community colleges in the state of Mississippi with about 29,000 credit and noncredit students annually. Hinds has six locations and covers five counties in central Mississippi in the metro Jackson area.

The college has a diverse clientele and a broad mission. The college’s vision is to be the preferred choice for quality education and training in the communities we serve and to provide quality, accessible, affordable education for all students in our district and be a premier education partner for business and industry.The college offers a full academic program allowing transfer to four-year public and private institutions as well as in-demand career and technical programs that lead to immediate jobs or continued training in fields such as Nursing and Allied Health, Commercial Aviation, Criminal Justice, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Engineering and Transportation Logistics.

Candidate qualifications include an earned doctorate from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum of five years of successful senior-level administrative or academic administrative. Candidates should also have a proven record of progressively responsible executive leadership in higher education, preferably experience in a community college setting. They should also have experience and relevant working knowledge of leading and managing a complex organization, educational policy, developing and administering education and workforce development programs and services, student success innovations, and fiscal and facility management.

Dr. Clyde Muse, college president since July 1, 1978, recently announced his planned retirement on June 30, 2020 after 42 years as leader of Hinds Community College. A committee of the 14-member Board of Trustees is leading the search for a new president.