Search Updates

January 10, 2020

Below is a memo from the Hinds Community College Board of Trustees Presidential Search Committee. The committee is holding a series of forums Thursday, Jan. 16 at all six Hinds locations to get feedback from employees, students and the community at large in order to create a presidential profile.

Here are the times and locations for each forum:

Time Campus Location
8:30 AM Vicksburg-Warren Joe Loviza Building, Chaney Auditorium
8:30 AM Utica Bobby Cooper Fine Arts Building Auditorium
8:30 AM Nursing Allied Health Annex Building Auditorium
11:00 AM Jackson Academic-Technical Center Jobie Martin Building Room 102
2:00 PM Rankin George Wynne Building Lecture Hall
2:00 PM Raymond Fountain Hall Centennial Room

 

In addition to the public forums, we have developed a short electronic survey that we hope you will complete. Your anonymous responses to the survey will also be used to inform the development of the draft Presidential Profile. It is available here:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/hinds-community-college-presidential-search

For more information, below is the entire memo from the search committee:

DATE: January 10, 2020
TO: Hinds Community College
FROM: Mr. Paul Breazeale, President, Board of Trustees; Mr. Dale Sullivan, Vice President, Board of Trustees, Co-Chair Board Presidential Search Committee; and Dr. Delesicia Martin, Secretary, Board of Trustees, Co-Chair Board Presidential Search Committee
RE: Presidential Search Announcement and Invitation to Attend Public Forums (Progress Report #1)

The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that we have begun the search to identify the next president of Hinds Community College. The Board would also like to take this opportunity to extend our heartfelt appreciation for the 42 years of remarkable service and dedication provided by President Dr. Clyde Muse.
The Board is committed to conducting an equitable, inclusive, and transparent national search that will attract a strong pool of candidates from throughout Mississippi and the nation. The Board has selected the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) to assist us with the presidential search process. ACCT’s assistance will include providing support with the development of the presidential profile, recruiting highly competitive candidates and working with the Board of Trustees. ACCT has conducted over 500 community college searches and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our process. ACCT’s mission is to strengthen community college governance through education and advocacy. Dr. Michael McCall and Mr. Kennon Briggs and will serve as our regionally-based ACCT Search Consultants, and will assist the Board and college community throughout this important process. Their bios are located at: https://acctsearches.org/consultants/

Open Forums – Presidential Profile Development

An important step in the presidential search process is the development of a Presidential Profile. On Thursday, January 16, we will host a total of six Public Forums. The purpose of these sessions is to listen to your input, which will assist with the development of the Presidential Profile. The entire Hinds community is invited and encouraged to participate in a wide-ranging discussion about the qualities, characteristics, and qualifications we are seeking in our next president, and the opportunities and challenges facing Hinds Community College in the years to come. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to ask questions about the presidential search process. The discussion will be facilitated by our ACCT Search Consultants.

We want to invite and encourage everyone to attend one of the important one-hour Open Forums:

JANUARY 16, 2020

Time Campus Location
8:30 AM Vicksburg-Warren Joe Loviza Building, Chaney Auditorium
8:30 AM Utica Bobby Cooper Fine Arts Building Auditorium
8:30 AM Nursing Allied Health Annex Building Auditorium
11:00 AM Jackson Academic-Technical Center Jobie Martin Building Room 102
2:00 PM Rankin George Wynne Building Lecture Hall
2:00 PM Raymond Fountain Hall Centennial Room

 

Please share with those who may have a concerted interest in Hinds Community College and wish to attend. No RSVP is needed to attend.

In addition to the public forums, we have developed a short electronic survey that we hope you will complete. Your anonymous responses to the survey will also be used to inform the development of the draft Presidential Profile. It is available here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/hinds-community-college-presidential-search

Please submit your feedback by 3 p.m. on Tuesday, January 14.

The Board Presidential Search Committee

The Board Presidential Search Committee will review the confidential applications, interview semifinalist candidates and identify the final candidates to be submitted to the full Board of Trustees for consideration. The Board Search Committee is comprised of the following Board Members:

  • Mr. Paul Breazeale Hinds County
  • Dr. Homer Burns Rankin County
  • Dr. Annie Kilcrease Claiborne County
  • Dr. Delesicia Martin Hinds County
  • Mr. Donald Oakes Warren County
  • Mr. Dale Sullivan Copiah County

Recruitment

Our recruitment efforts will involve an open and thorough national search, seeking qualified candidates from all regions of the country. ACCT specializes in one-to-one recruitment of community college leaders. Additionally, to assist with this process, advertisements will be placed in the Chronicle of Higher Education and other major publications and websites.

Additional Information about the Search Process

The Hinds Community College website will include information on all aspects of the search, both for the College community and candidates. We will post information pertaining to the search, including regular progress reports, on the College’s website in the coming weeks. We will continue to keep you updated on this important process. If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to reach out to our ACCT Search Consultants:

Mr. Kennon Briggs
ACCT Search Consultant
kennondb@gmail.com
(919) 621-7988 (mobile)

Michael McCall, Ed.D.
ACCT Search Consultant
mbmccallsr@gmail.com
(843) 300-9646 (mobile)

January 14, 2020
As a reminder, the Presidential Search Committee of the Hinds Community College Board of Trustees is holding a series of forums Thursday, Jan. 16 to get feedback from all employees, students and the community about the qualities desired in the individual who will serve as the next college President.

The time and location for each forum is listed below. Consultants from the Association of Community College Trustees will be leading each of the forums. You can see their bios below.

*Please note that the schedule for the Vicksburg-Warren Campus meeting has been modified from the original communication. The new time is noted below in red text.

We hope that you join us for this very important meeting.

If you are unable to attend, you may provide feedback through the following link, which will be active through today, Jan. 14.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/hinds-community-college-presidential-search

Time Campus Location
8:30 AM Utica Bobby Cooper Fine Arts Building Auditorium
8:30 AM Nursing Allied Health Annex Building Auditorium
11:00 AM Jackson Academic-Technical Center Jobie Martin Building Room 102
11:00 AM Vicksburg-Warren Joe Loviza Building, Chaney Auditorium
2:00 PM Rankin George Wynne Building Lecture Hall
2:00 PM Raymond Fountain Hall Centennial Room

 

ACCT consultant bios

Kennon D. Briggs

Prior to his retirement from the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) in 2012 after 32 years in state and local government, Kennon Briggs served for 4 1/2 years as Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff, and for over a decade at Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer for the System. Before coming to the NCCCS, Briggs had been a Senior Budget Analyst in the North Carolina Office of State Budget and Management for 11 years, with fiscal, policy and oversight responsibility for community colleges and the University of North Carolina System. He began his career in local government, as a county manager in two counties in the state.

Dr. Ervin V. Griffin Sr.

Dr. Ervin V. Griffin Sr. is President Emeritus of the Halifax Community College (Weldon, N.C.) and was the first African American to serve in this capacity. He was the founding President of West Virginia State Community and Technical College, Institute, West Virginia. President Emeritus Griffin was also the first African American professor and administrator at Southwest Virginia Community College in Richlands, Virginia. His career in higher education spans more than 40 years.

Dr. Michael B. McCall

Dr. Michael B. McCall served as the founding president of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System for 16 years and retired in January 2015, when he then was named president emeritus. In that role, he is serving as a resource to system and college leadership and is involved in KCTCS initiatives and programs focused on initiatives and programs focused on leadership development and mentoring.

January 22, 2020

This morning a news release concerning the search for a new president of Hinds Community College was sent to local media, posted on the college website and shared in social media. Below is the news release.

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 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:

• Kennon Briggs, ACCT Search Consultant, kennondb@gmail.com, 919.621.7988 (mobile)

• Michael McCall, Ed.D., ACCT Search Consultant, mbmccallsr@gmail.com, 843.300.9646 (mobile)

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.