The Board of Trustees of Massasoit Community College in Brockton, Canton, and Middleborough, Massachusetts invites nominations and applications for the position of President of the College. The Board seeks an accomplished and energetic executive who has demonstrated expertise as an institutional leader to become the sixth President of the College. The new President is expected to be selected by March 2018 and to take office by July 1, 2018.


Massasoit is part of the Massachusetts system of public higher education, which is comprised of 15 community colleges, 9 state universities and the 5 campuses of the University of Massachusetts and is governed by the Board of Higher Education. Massasoit was established in 1966 to provide access to higher education for residents of the Greater Brockton/South Shore area of Massachusetts. It has since grown into an institution with a diverse student population that serves more than 7,400 degree and non-degree students from 33 local cities and towns, at three locations.  Students study in day, night, weekend, and online courses to prepare for new careers, upgrade skills or to earn associate degrees, certificates, training, or credits for transfer to four-year colleges and universities.  With an annual operating budget of nearly $52 million, the three locations house modern facilities and laboratories where 127 full-time and 479 part time faculty teach and support students in their educational goals.  There are 302 full-time and 274 part-time staff and administrators providing services to students at the three locations. The Brockton campus is a 100-acre facility, with several modern academic buildings, a student center, library, children’s day care, two theaters, radio and TV studios, and a field house, which houses a swimming pool, basketball court, racquetball courts and weight room. The Conference Center at Massasoit is adjacent to this campus and is available for meetings and functions. The College’s Corporate & Community Education Division is also housed at the Center. The Canton campus is a multi-level facility on 18 acres in the Blue Hills area south of Boston. Specialized labs support the career and technical focus of this location; the Veterinary Technology Suite, Diesel, Engineering and Architecture. This campus also provides creative studios for Visual and Fine Arts programs, including Ceramics, Graphic Design and Printmaking. It is also home to the Milton Art Museum and the Akillian Gallery.  Middleborough Center, fully renovated with smart classrooms and a brand new biology lab, opened in 2010. Several degree programs may be completed on site and a variety of courses are offered. The Center is home to the Emergency Medical Services Educational Suite, a space devoted to our EMT and Paramedic programs.


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Application & Nomination Process


The search is being conducted by a search committee with the assistance of Academic Search, Inc. Candidates for the position should submit three separate documents: A cover letter that specifically addresses the leadership agenda, required and desired characteristics listed in the Position Profile; a current CV with email address and cellular telephone number; a reference list with the names, home and business telephone numbers, and email addresses of five professional references. In deference to the sensitivity of the positions presently held by many of those who will be nominated and considered, the search will be conducted in strict confidence until finalists are brought to campus.


Screening will continue until a President is chosen, but only applications received by November 8, 2017 can be assured full consideration. All materials should be submitted to Nominations, inquires, and expressions of interest can be made with Senior Consultants Dr. Shirley Pippins (, and Kate Nolde ( or by telephone at 202-332-4049.


Massasoit Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence.