CEO SUCCESSION PLAN
The purpose of this policy is to outline a process that transitions leadership of the college in the event of a planned or unplanned departure of the current president.
To assure an orderly transition of leadership, the president’s contract shall contain a provision requiring notice of no less than 60 days prior to departure, not to include the use of accumulated accrued leaves.
If the current president’s departure is unplanned, the Board of Trustees will take immediate action to appoint interim leadership to allow time for an interim president to be appointed. During that period, the Board will consult with appropriate higher education organizations (e.g. ACCT), to identify and subsequently appoint an interim president. The interim president will be asked to remain in place until the workday prior to the new president taking office.
A PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH will be conducted either in house or with a firm specializing in presidential searches. If an outside firm is utilized, they will work in conjunction with the College’s Human Resources Department. The presidential search will include advertising, screening, verifying credentials, reference checks, and preliminary interviews and narrowing the list to a group of finalists. The Board of Trustees will select a broad-based search committee representing College administration, faculty, and staff from all campuses as well as community representatives to conduct this process. Once the finalists have been selected, the Board of Trustees will complete the final interview process and appoint a President.
CURRENT ISSUES AND OPERATIONAL POLICIES
The interim president shall operate in a manner that assures that the vice-presidents and the Executive Assistant to the President are knowledgeable and current on the key issues – local, state and Federal – that impact the college. In addition, the Executive Assistant to the President is to be made aware of and have access to supporting documentation and recurring actions/reports that are generally handled by the President.
In the event of an unplanned departure, the succession plan will be automatically implemented within 24 hours unless otherwise directed by the chair of the Board of Trustees.
Approved: February 27, 2020