MCC Daily Tribune

Open Forums on MCC's Presidential Search Are Canceled

The Presidential Search Advisory Committee scheduled a series of open forums and focus groups to be held over the next several weeks. These events have been canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Please know that the work of the Advisory Committee continues even in these challenging times:

  • An online survey has been developed and the link will be released next week. Please keep an eye out for an upcoming Trib article containing a link to the survey.
  • MCC Board of Trustees Chairperson Barbara Lovenheim has graciously offered to host virtual drop in hours via Zoom. In lieu of in person open forums or focus groups, Dr. Lovenheim is making herself available at specified dates/times to members of our community who wish to connect virtually to share their input. Dates and times for these drop-in hours will be shared in the Trib once they have been established.

In addition:

  • At its March 9, 2020 meeting, the MCC Board of Trustees appointed The Pauly Group, Inc. to serve as presidential search consultant. The Pauly Group, Inc. was one of seven firms that responded to the College's request for proposals earlier this year.

The Advisory Committee is tasked with creating the structure for the College's Presidential Search Committee, which will begin its work at the beginning of the fall semester. Central to that structure is input from our College community. The COVID-19 outbreak has required us to adjust our planned open forums and focus groups, and we will continue to adjust as needed because the safety and health of our MCC community is our highest priority. With that in mind, we will continue to take steps to move the College's presidential search process forward because we, like all of you, are eager to select a president who will lead our College through the next decade.

Barbara Lovenheim, Ph.D. and Rebecca Babcock
Co-chairs, Presidential Search Advisory Committee

Lovenheim, Barbara
MCC Board of Trustees
03/20/2020