Louisiana Delta Community College (LDCC) is excited to begin the search for its next Chancellor and has identified priorities and key characteristics for the next leader.
Communicator: The Chancellor needs to demonstrate the ability to authentically, honestly, and openly convey and exchange timely information and ideas with faculty, staff, students, and community stakeholders.
Vision: The next Chancellor must demonstrate they are a skilled strategist able to envision, propose, and implement change. This leader will also have a proven record of building relationships and engaging the community and all constituents in improving student access and success.
Transformational: The Chancellor must articulate how they successfully develop and maintain strong leadership teams; demonstrate continuous improvement; and foster positive change through transparency, integrity, and collaboration.
Partnerships: This leader must demonstrate how they have built dynamic and successful internal and external partnerships with highly diverse stakeholders. The next Chancellor must also possess an exceptional track record for successful fundraising.
Operations: The Chancellor must ensure internal operational efficiency, fiscal strength, and college affordability, while ensuring the sustainability of programs to meet the needs of students and community.
Mission-Oriented: The Chancellor must demonstrate an understanding of the mission and goals of a comprehensive community college, along with a clear commitment to instruction, student access and success, revenue generation, community partnerships, diversity, and strategic leadership.
Success Factors: The LCTCS and college community have identified the following organizational priorities for the College in the next 3 to 5 years:
• Strong communicator both internally and external
• Provide stability to the College and those it serves
• Improve access to college courses, programs, and services and increase enrollment
• Increase student success rates, which include retention, completion, and transfer
• Strengthen the financial position of the College
• Demonstrate a deep commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion
• Expand Workforce Development and accelerated Career Readiness Programs
• Establish innovative approaches and new technologies
• Increase partnerships throughout the entire service area
Qualifications for Chancellor
To accomplish the above, qualified candidates must have:
• Earned a master’s degree or equivalent
• Demonstrated successful senior executive experience at the highest levels
• Previous experience and significant responsibility for programs, budgets, personnel, facilities, and other appropriate administrative duties
• Proven leadership abilities along with excellent communications skills
• A collaborative, inclusive and transparent administrative style as well as a servant leadership perspective
• A broad vision for the College together with the skills and energy for implementation
• Demonstrated the ability to work with business, industry, government, and the community at large.