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The review of applications will begin on July 1, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled. Submission of applications is encouraged by October 1, 2010.


The CUNY Board of Trustees and the Bronx Community College Presidential Search Committee invite nominations and applications for the position of President at Bronx Community College (BCC) to succeed President Carolyn Williams who has led the College with distinction for the past fourteen years.

Bronx Community College was founded in 1957 to meet the growing need for access to higher education in the borough of the Bronx. It was one of the original undergraduate colleges that joined together in 1961 to create The City University of New York under State law. With students from 109 different countries, Bronx Community College is one of the most diverse collegiate institutions in New York City. The College’s pastoral, 53 acre campus is an oasis within the urban Bronx community. Major capital construction and renovation projects in excess of $150 million are currently underway. BCC’s annual budget is $61 million, largely funded through New York State and New York City appropriations and student tuition.

The College’s 262 full-time and 341 part-time faculty members provide instruction in forty wide-ranging associate degree and certificate programs. Programs unique to Bronx Community College include nuclear medicine, ornamental horticulture, and environmental technology. A broad array of student services permits all students to succeed to the maximum of their abilities. The College has a nationally recognized Learning Resources Center. Further information is available on the College’s web site:

The President serves as chief academic and administrative officer of the college, under the general direction of the CUNY Chancellor, according to policies set by the Board of Trustees.


    • An earned doctorate or professional equivalent, college-level teaching experience, and a record of scholarly and/or professional achievement with at least eight years of related experience required.
    • Experience in the senior-level management of an urban community college and a clear commitment to the unique, multiple roles a community college plays.
    • A commitment to enhancing the quality of student life and to strengthening delivery of services to an urban, multi-cultural, multi-ethnic student body entering college at varying skills levels.
    • Demonstrated leadership in developing quality and innovative academic programs and supporting a distinguished faculty in an environment of shared governance.
    • A leadership style that emphasizes consultation with faculty and senior administrators and open communication with faculty, students, staff and community members.
    • The ability to communicate persuasively to its outside constituencies, including the community, alumni, and legislative and other governmental bodies.
    • An ability to successfully navigate in a multi-layered political environment.
    • Experience in attracting external funding and in handling the complexities of city, state, federal and private support.


Applicants should send (1) a letter expressing their interest in the position that addresses and demonstrates how they meet the Search Committee’s preferred qualifications, (2) their curricula vitae, and (3) the names of eight references (two each: superiors, subordinates, faculty members, and community/business leaders). References will not be contacted without the applicant’s prior permission.

Nominators should send a letter of nomination and, if possible, the nominee’s curriculum vitae.


Applications and nominations should be sent electronically to:
Ms. Mahlet Tsegaye
Office of Executive Search
The City University of New York
535 East 80th Street
New York, NY 10075 and
Attn: Bronx Community College Presidential Search

All inquiries, nominations and applications will be held in the strictest confidence.

For additional information, please contact:
Dr. Narcisa A. Polonio
Association of Community College Trustees
Phone: 202-775-4667 x118
Mobile: 202-276-1983


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