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Northeastern Junior College's Presidential Search

Northeastern Junior College's Presidential Search

Northeastern begins the search for our new President!!

On April 23, 2021, Northeastern Junior College (Northeastern) President, Jay Lee, announced his retirement on December 31, 2021, concluding a 35-year career as a two-year college educator and leader. The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) Chancellor has initiated a search for the next Northeastern Junior College President.

CCCS is committed to a thorough and inclusive search process which will identify the best leader for Northeastern. This effort will be led by Christina Cecil, CCCS Chief Human Resources Officer. A president search advisory committee of Northeastern stakeholders has been formed to assist in the selection process. You can find the list of committee members on the Presidential Search Advisory Committee page.

A feedback survey and Northeastern faculty, staff and community stakeholder meetings were conducted to assist it the development of the President's Position Profile. Please take some time to review this profile to learn more about the college and system and to review the qualifications and characteristics needed in the next Northeastern President.

The application for this presidency is now open, the link to the application is below. Interested candidates should apply by September 3, 2021 for full consideration. 

The search advisory committee will begin reviewing applications and conducting interviews in the Fall. The strongest candidates from the pool will be identified as finalists and invited to meet with the Northeastern campus stakeholders. Our expectation is that a final selection will be announced in December 2021, prior to the close of the Fall semester.

We know you are excited about this process and what is to come. The Northeastern community will be updated through this webpage where appropriate details about this search will be shared publicly. Please understand it is important for us to adhere to a process where our candidates can rely on the discretion of those involved in the search process and our guarantee of confidentiality.


NJC President Application