Presidential Search

The Board of Trustees has announced that the search is underway for the next President of Pennsylvania Highlands Community College.

Applications and nominations for the position of President of Pennsylvania Highlands Community College are currently being accepted until the position is filled.

Target date for applications is: September 4, 2019

If you have any questions or suggestions, or would like to make a confidential inquiry, please contact:

  • Bradley Ebersole, Ph.D., ACCT Search Consultant | (740) 538-7989 (mobile)
  • Julie Golder, J.D., Vice President of Search Services, ACCT | (202) 384-5816 (mobile) | (202)-775-4477 (office)

Public Forums

An important step in the presidential search process is the development of a Presidential Profile. On Wednesday, April 24, we will host four public forums at our Richland Campus  (101 Community College Way, Johnstown, PA 15904). The purpose of these sessions is to listen to your input, which will assist with the development of the Presidential Profile. The entire college community is invited and encouraged to participate in a wide-ranging discussion about the qualities, characteristics, and qualifications we are seeking in the next President, as well as the opportunities and challenges facing Pennsylvania Highlands in the years to come. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions about the presidential search process.

We want to invite and encourage everyone to attend one of these important one-hour open forums on Wednesday, April 24, 2019:

Public Survey

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.

How To Apply

This is a confidential search process. To ensure full consideration, application materials should be received no later than September 4, 2019. The position will remain open until filled.

To apply go to and upload your documents.

Candidates will need to have the following information or materials available to complete the application:

  1. A letter of application (not to exceed 5 pages) that succinctly addresses the opportunities and challenges identified in the Position Profile and demonstrates how the candidate’s experience and professional qualifications prepare them to serve as the President of Pennsylvania Highlands Community College.
  2. A current resume including an email address and cellular telephone number.
  3. A list of eight references: example, two to three supervisors, two to three direct reports and two to three faculty and/or staff members from current and former institutions.

Search Timeline

April 24, 2019 ACCT Search Consultant facilitates open public forums on campus to collect information for the draft Presidential Profile.
April 25, 2019 Search Committee Meeting #1:  orientation and training; review and provide feedback on the draft Presidential Profile.
Mid-May Board meets to review feedback, revise, finalize and approve the Presidential Profile.
Mid-May – August 2019 ACCT’s targeted regional, state-wide and national recruitment activities.
September 4, 2019 Target Date for Applications
Mid-September 2019 Search Committee Meeting #2: Committee to select confidential semifinalists to interview.
Late-September 2019 Search Committee Meeting #3: Committee to have confidential interviews with semifinalists; after the final interview, the Committee will deliberate and recommend finalists to the Board.
Mid-October 2019 Final candidates visit Pennsylvania Highlands Community College and participate in open forums. Board interviews final candidates. Board deliberation and discussion.
Mid-November Board selects and announces the next president of Pennsylvania Highlands Community College.