Moraine Valley's Board of Trustees is leading a national search with support from the Pauly Group to hire its sixth college president.
Moraine Valley is a thriving institution with positivity and transparency ingrained in the culture and exhibited at all levels of the institution. The next president will be a transformational leader with the ability to lead change while maintaining and further developing healthy internal relationships with a high level of visibility and approachability for staff, faculty and students.
Moraine Valley is highly respected in the region. The community takes pride in the college, its excellence and innovations. The next President will need to learn and understand the region and have an external focus on fundraising and developing partnerships while maintaining a balance with the internal needs of the college.
Learn more about the college, the position and search process below.
The college's website includes a vast array of information about the college, its students and the community it serves. Here are a number of quick links to areas of interest:
About the College
Board of Trustees
Grant Funding Summary (FY22)
Moraine Valley students excel in and outside the classroom. Students have received first-place and other awards in Forensics, theater, student newspaper, athletics, STEM, automotive and cyber defense competitions, among others. Nearly 200 students compete as part of Cyclones Athletics, which is part of the NJCAA and the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference. The Cyclones boast 12 teams that have won many conference championships and made several national championships appearances. Numerous student-athletes are named to the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference All-Academic team each year. The college also consistently wins the Skyway All-Sports Trophy, which recognizes the collective achievements of the college’s sports teams each year.
Students in Moraine Valley’s health care programs have continuously performed exceptionally well on their licensure and certification exams by, in many cases, exceeding the national pass rates by 20-30 percentage points. Students have won the prestigious Terry O’Banion Student Technology Award from the League for Innovation. Students willingly perform community service and practice good citizenship by organizing annual fundraising events for local food banks, homeless shelters, and for various national and community needs. The college is a founding member of The Democracy Commitment, a national community college initiative with the goal of giving every graduate of an American community college an education in democracy.
Moraine Valley has forged important collaborative relationships with the community, including business, community organizations, public and educational institutions, the municipal/legislative sector and district residents. The Corporate, Community and Continuing Education subdivision administers a range of programs and resources in support of businesses of all sizes. They also offer professional and personal development noncredit classes for children, teens and adults of all ages, and testing and certification/recertification exams for many professions.
The Moraine Valley Community College Foundation is a 501(c)3 affiliated organization that raises funds for scholarships, student emergency needs, and other college programs and services. The Foundation is governed by its Board of Directors consisting of volunteers from district businesses and the community. In addition, Moraine Valley’s Resource Development Office successfully secured $8.3 million in external grant funding during the 2021-22 fiscal year, representing a 6% increase over the previous year. College students who qualify may apply for federal financial aid, grants, loans, scholarships and work-study positions.
College administrators, staff and faculty are committed to professional development and continuing education. Employees continually seek and implement ways to improve teaching and learning to ensure students achieve success in their academic and career pursuits. “Agree to Degree” is a collegewide program to ensure students complete and receive their associate degree or career certificate before transferring or going into the workplace. The college promotes an institution-wide environment that embraces and advances diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). The college earned the distinction of becoming a Hispanic-Serving Institution in 2020 and further grew its commitment to DEI with the addition of “equity” and “inclusion” as part of its core values, by joining the Illinois Equity in Attainment Initiative and hiring its first executive director of DEI. A climate of continuous improvement, consistent with the college’s participation in the Open Pathway reaccreditation process and formerly the Academic Quality Improvement Program, is perpetuated by leadership throughout the institution.
Academic programs, support services and other college operations have received numerous local, regional and national awards for best practices and innovations. The college has been recognized for many years for exceptional financial reporting by the Association of School Business Officials and the Government Finance Officers Association. The college’s marketing and advertising materials annually receive awards for excellence; the city of Palos Hills has selected the college a winner on several occasions in its yearly Beautification Contest for exemplifying pride of ownership and community; and the college was invited to compete for the prestigious Aspen Prize, identifying it as one of the top 150 community colleges in the nation.
The college is a leading employer in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. It is widely acknowledged as a vital contributor to the economy and a major consumer of goods and services. Moraine Valley is proud of its reputation for excellent education, student success, strong business and community partnerships, and sound, effective fiscal leadership and management. These strengths, along with hard work, committed and enlightened leadership, quality academic programs and successful graduates, have earned the college an enviable place among institutions of higher education.
In a 2021 exit survey, 98% of our graduates indicate they would recommend Moraine Valley to friends and 94% said they would choose Moraine Valley if they had to begin again. District residents have maintained favorable opinions of Moraine Valley over time, too, with a survey conducted in 2019 indicating 83% of residents having favorable opinions about the college, including 60% who rated as “very favorable.”
Week of Feb. 20, 2023 – Recruiting begins
March 20, 2023 – Close date for applications
March 30, 2023 – Search committee chooses semifinalists for first-round interviews
April 17-19, 2023 – Search committee interviews semifinal interviews
May 8-18, 2023 – Final candidate interviews with Board of Trustees and Open Forums
Late May or Early June, 2023 – Board of Trustees choose successful candidate
The search committee is comprised of the following members:
Two members from Board of Trustees
Three members from full-time faculty
Representatives from four associations:
- Adjunct Faculty
- Full-time Faculty
- Support Staff
Representatives from Divisions of:
- Academic Affairs
- Administrative Services
- Finance Affairs
- Institutional Advancement
- Student Development
Apply online by visiting the Pauly Group's website and clicking on “Apply Now” for Moraine Valley Community College, President.
Attach (1) a cover letter that addresses the Opportunity Overview on page 2 and the Qualifications on page 11 of the Position Profile; (2) a current resumé; and (3) reference names and contact information.
Please direct all confidential inquiries and nominations to the college’s search consultant:
Dr. Angela Provart
Pauly Group Inc.
3901 Wood Duck Dr. Suite E, Springfield, IL 62711