SFCC Announces Search for Interim President

The Santa Fe Community College Governing Board has launched a search for an Interim president beginning today. Current President Randy W. Grissom announced his retirement earlier this week.

For consideration, applicants must submit a letter of interest and a resume to:

Ms. Donna Wells, Executive Assistant to the Governing Board

Deadline: Applications will be accepted through midnight on Sunday, August 20, 2017     

Minimum Required Qualifications:                                                                                 

  • A master’s degree from an accredited institution of higher learning, with an earned doctorate or other terminal degree preferred;
  • At least five years of senior level administrative experience, preferably at a community college;
  • An ability to work and communicate effectively with an elected governing board and be directed by mutually agreed upon goals;
  • Outstanding experience in systems management and organizational development in areas such as human resources, budget management, collective bargaining, and construction/facilities;
  • Knowledge and commitment to the diversity of New Mexico cultures;
  • Commitment and accountability to open communications with students, faculty and staff;
  • Availability to serve for up to one year as interim president.
  • The successful candidate will not be eligible to apply for the permanent position.

The SFCC Governing Board will lead the search process. Upon closing of the application period, the SFCC Governing Board will review the candidates’ qualifications and select finalists to be interviewed and invited to campus. College campus and community members will have the opportunity to meet the finalists and to provide feedback during public forums, which will be scheduled in September.

Information: Interim Presidential Search: sfcc.edu/interim (add url when live Aug 3)

SFCC Governing Board: sfcc.edu/governing-board


Santa Fe Community College celebrates its 40th Anniversary as the pathway to success for individuals and the community. SFCC provides affordable, high-quality programs that serve the academic, cultural, and economic needs of the community. The college welcomes over 10,000 students per year in credit, noncredit, workforce training, personal enrichment, and adult programs.
A “Best for Vets” and a “Military Friendly” school.

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