searching for lbcc's next president
searching for lbcc's next president

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This has been a confidential search process. The committee has reviewed application materials and is in the deliberation phase of the process. Please check the Progress Reports for up to date information.

Contact Info

Presidential Search

David Armstrong
ACCT Search Consultant
954.261.2665
jdavidarmstrongjr@gmail.com

Julie Golder, J.D.
VP of Search Services, ACCT
202.775.4477 (office)
202.384.5816 (mobile)
jgolder@acct.org

Scott Rolen
Director, HR Development and Support
541-917-4425
rolens@linnbenton.edu

Presidential Search

The search is underway for Linn-Benton Community College's next president.


President Greg Hamann announced his intention to retire from LBCC on June 30, 2020. A nationwide search will be conducted to find LBCC's next great leader, with a goal of having a new president start on July 1, 2020.

Check here regularly for updates on the search process and opportunities for you to provide feedback on what the Board of Education and search committee should look for in the college’s new president.

  • About the Search Process

    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 recruiting highly competitive candidates, working with the Search Committee, and supporting the Board of Education. 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, advocacy at local, state, and national levels, and exemplary search services. J. David Armstrong will serve as our ACCT Search Consultant and Julie Golder, J.D., Vice President of Search Services for ACCT, will provide general oversight for the search.

  • Progress Reports

    Watch this page for periodically posted Progress Reports, in which we share updates regarding the search process.

    Progress Report #1 – October, 2019

    Progress Report #2 - November, 2019

    Progress Report #3 – January, 2020

    Progress Report #4 - January, 2020

    Progress Report #5 - February, 2020

  • Public Notices
  • Timeline

    The timeline and process for LBCC’s presidential search is as follows:

    November 13, 2019:
    Open Community Forums. The entire 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.

    Main Campus - Albany, 9:30am - 10:30am in the Fireside Room (CC-211)

    Heathcare Occupations Center - Lebanon, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, in Room 150

    Benton Center - Corvallis, 4:00pm - 5:00pm, in Room 204

    If you are unable to attend one of the community forums, you are invited to take the survey to provide your feedback.  Online Survey (Survey closed on November 12, 2019)

     

    November 14, 2019
    Presidential Search Committee will hold it's first meeting to discuss "best practices" for inclusive hiring and to develop the presidential profile for the Board of Education's review and approval.  

     

    November 15, 2019
    Special Board of Education meeting (8:30am) to review and approve the presidential profile draft from the Presidential Search Committee.

    Following Board approval of the Presidential Profile, the profile will be posted to the LBCC Presidential Search website and nationwide advertising for the position will commence.  


    January 5, 2020
    Target Date for Receipt of Applications. Position open until filled.


    January, 2020
    Presidential Search Committee members review applications and select confidential semifinalists.


    February 4-5, 2020
    Target dates for Presidential Search Committee to meet for confidential interview of semifinalists. Finalists selected and recommended to the Board of Education.


    Week of February 17, 2020
    Target dates for Finalists to visit LBCC for tours, participate in public forums, meet with Direct Reports, etc. Finalists will interview with the full Board of Education.

    The schedule for each day is as follows:

      • Albany Forum: Feb. 18thLBCC Main Campus, Tripp Theater, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
      • Corvallis Forum: Feb. 19thLBCC Benton Center, Room 204, 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
      • Lebanon Forum: Feb. 20th,LBCC Health Occupations Center, Room 150-151, 3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

     

    July 1, 2020
    Approximate start date for next President of Linn-Benton Community College.

  • About Linn-Benton Community College and the Willamette Valley

    More than 18,000 students come to LBCC each year to pursue their educational goals. Our Guided Pathways offer seven core areas of study to explore, which lead to more than 80 career technical education and transfer degree programs. Our faculty work to bring cutting-edge programming and technology to the classroom, so LBCC students are well-equipped to pursue their career path or transfer to a four-year college.

    As the sixth-largest of Oregon’s 17 community colleges, LBCC plays a critical role in the well-being of both our local and state economy. More than 300 business and industry partners help to ensure our students receive the best in workforce education for today’s high-tech manufacturing environment, as well as critical core transfer courses for students in a variety of disciplines such as medical, biological sciences, engineering, business and more.

    LBCC also provides professional development, corporate training, small business development and community education classes. The college has six locations throughout Linn and Benton County, include the main campus in Albany, centers in Corvallis, Lebanon and Sweet Home, and the Healthcare Occupations Center in Lebanon, and the Advanced Transportation Center in Lebanon.

  • Extended Biographies of Three Finalists

    NOTE:  Due to extenuating circumstances, Dr. Romali has chosen to withdraw from the process.

Apply

This has been a confidential search process. The committee has reviewed application materials and is in the deliberation phase of the process. Please check the Progress Reports for up to date information.

Contact Info

Presidential Search

David Armstrong
ACCT Search Consultant
954.261.2665
jdavidarmstrongjr@gmail.com

Julie Golder, J.D.
VP of Search Services, ACCT
202.775.4477 (office)
202.384.5816 (mobile)
jgolder@acct.org

Scott Rolen
Director, HR Development and Support
541-917-4425
rolens@linnbenton.edu