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Chancellor Advisory Transition Committee

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Chancellor Advisory Transition Committee

The Chancellor Advisory Transition Committee is a concept for a presidential/chancellor search that allows broader input and participation from the institutional community. Generally, the Chancellor Advisory Transition Committee is convened by the board of trustees for the purpose of supporting the search process through the development of intersections that identify and encourage participation by the larger institutional community in certain parts of the search process and, the Committee identifies ways to connect the new chancellor to the culture, traditions, and ethos of the institutional and external communities. The Committee is supported by Spelman Johnson.


Roles and responsibilities of the Chancellor Advisory Transition Committee


I. The On-Campus Phase of the Search Process

  • Identify the appropriate participants for the on-campus interviews for each final candidate and assist the search firm in organizing an extensive and appropriate oncampus experience for final candidates
  • Serve in an ambassador capacity in terms of managing each finalist’s on-campus experience
  • Determine the most efficient process for gathering campus feedback on the final oncampus candidates
  • Gather, organize, and process the feedback from each of the candidates into a format that can be presented to the board

II. The On-Boarding Phase of the Search Process

  • Create a plan for the new chancellor’s introduction to the institutional community
  • Identify and advise the chancellor regarding ways to engage the political stakeholders that will be critical for the new chancellor within his/her first six months
  • Serve as a resource for the new chancellor in terms of the institution’s history, culture and traditions
  • Provide the new chancellor with a platform for gathering and processing information about the institution that will be required in the chancellor’s first year of service

Chancellor Advisory Transition Committee Members

Administrative Association

  • Tarana Chapple - MCC-Penn Valley, Interim Dean of Instruction
  • Monica Johnston - MCC-Business & Technology, Director of Workforce Development
  • Dave Oehler - MCC-Maple Woods, Dean of Instruction
  • Londell Jamerson – AC, Chief of Police

  • Christina Medina – AC, Director of Communications & Public Relations

District Staff Council

  • Dan Ascheman - MCC Administrative Center, Past President, District Staff Council
  • Bob Florence - MCC-Blue River, Community Relations Coordinator
  • Lee Ann Zech - MCC-Maple Woods, President, Maple Woods Staff Association 
  • Bobbie Gustin – PV, District Staff Council President

Faculty Senate

  • Gretchen Blythe - MCC-Longview, Past President of Faculty Senate
  • Chris Morrow - MCC-Maple Woods, Vice-President of Faculty Senate
  • Stephanie Zerkel - MCC-Maple Woods, Faculty Association President 
  • Candice Baldwin – LV, Faculty Association Senator

  • Mike Cline – BT, Faculty Association President

Last Modified: 4/10/17