The Board of Trustees and the presidential search committee has initiated their work with Academic Search to establish a timeline and process for the search for the next president of Frederick Community College. The process will unfold over several months, and include the following steps:
Step 1: Organization of the Search (Late Summer 2021)
The search consultants meet with campus constituents, the Board of Trustees and the presidential search committee to develop an understanding of the current needs of Frederick Community College and the aspirations for the next president. The presidential search profile is developed in consultation with the presidential search committee and the Board of Trustees. Informed by the listening sessions with the constituents, the profile provides prospective candidates with a deeper understanding of the college, and also serves to guide the committee’s evaluation of prospective candidates.
Step 2: Recruitment and Screening of Prospective Candidates (Fall 2021)
The search committee and search consultants will embark on an extensive, national recruitment period to develop a deep and diverse pool of candidates who meet the current needs of the college. The committee and the consultants will solicit and accept nominations from the FCC community, as well as others, for recommendations of strong potential candidates.
Step 3: Evaluation of Candidates and Selection of Finalists (Late Fall 2021 through Early Winter 2022)
The search committee will review the pool of candidates and select a small number of candidates for invitation to an initial round of interviews. After conducting the initial round of interviews, the search committee will recommend finalists to the Board of Trustees.
Step 4: The Final Selection (Early Winter 2022)
Finalist candidates will be invited to on-campus interviews early in the winter of 2022. The candidates will meet with various constituencies of the college, including (but not limited to) the faculty, administration, staff and students, as well as interviewing with the Board of Trustees. Prior to selecting the successful candidate, the Board will collect feedback from those constituents who meet with the candidates, and will receive extensive referencing information and background checks.
Step 5: Announcement and Office-Taking (Early Spring 2022)
The announcement of the next president of Frederick Community College is expected to be made early in the spring of 2022, and the appointed candidate will take office on or about July 1, 2022.
Further updates, including the dates of the finalists’ con-campus interviews, will be announced as key milestones in the search pass.