MC presidential search process detailed

Jan. 24—The Midland College Board of Trustees has announced that it has begun the search to identify the next President of Midland College.

The board has selected the Association of Community College Trustees to assist 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 extensively with the District Board. ACCT has conducted over 750 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.

William "Bill" Holda will serve as the ACCT search consultant and will assist the District Board and college community throughout the process.

On Feb. 1, MC will host three public forums. The Midland College 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 Midland College in the years to come. Additionally, the public will have the opportunity to ask questions about the Presidential search process. The discussions will be facilitated by Holda.

The forums will be held at the Wagner & Brown Auditorium in the Allison Fine Arts Building at 9 a.m.; 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Feb. 1.

For those who cannot attend the in-person events, a Zoom link is also available. Zoom link for all 3 meetings:

No RSVP is needed. In addition to the public forums, MC has developed a brief electronic survey. Your anonymous responses to the survey will also be used to inform the development of the draft Presidential Profile. The survey is available at

Please submit your survey feedback no later than 2 p.m. Feb. 2.

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 includes Steven C. Kiser, Board Search Committee Chair and Chair, Board of Trustees Charleen R. McBride, Board Search Committee Member and Vice-Chairperson, Board of Trustees Paul Morris, Board Search Committee Member and Immediate Past Chair, Board of Trustees Scott Kidwell, Board Search Committee member and Member, Board of Trustees.

The full board will interview the final candidates and all finalists will participate in open forums at Midland College. They anticipate the open forums taking place in May and they will provide dates, times, and location once they are confirmed. All employees, students, and community members will be invited to attend the open forums. Feedback forms will be provided to all attendees, and the completed forms will be collected at the end of each forum and provided to the Board for review as part of its deliberation process.