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Rochester Community and Technical College (RCTC) seeks a visionary leader to work with college faculty, staff, students, and the community in an energetic pursuit of its mission. Established in 1915, RCTC is the largest higher education provider in the fastest-growing city in Minnesota, serving more than 8,000 students a year in credit courses and nearly 3,700 in non-credit continuing and workforce education programs. RCTC combines the best in liberal arts, technical, and life-long learning with more than 70 credit-based programs and over 100 credential options.
RCTC’s expansive 518-acre campus includes university partnerships, a diverse student body, and a vibrant student life program. RCTC provides a unique learning environment that offers the feel of a four-year university campus with the commitment to access and opportunity of a two-year college. This year, RCTC will complete the final phase of construction on facilities that house the region’s workforce center and an innovative partnership program with Rochester Public Schools, and is in the design phase of a new instructional and faculty office building. RCTC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and participates in its Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP). The college’s site visit is scheduled for spring 2017.
RCTC is located in Rochester, MN, home of the world-renowned Mayo Clinic, the largest private employer in the state. A newly funded public-private partnership initiative, Destination Medical Center (DMC), aimed at securing Rochester’s status as a global medical destination, is expected to result in over $6 billion in investments in Rochester over the next 20 years, creating over 30,000 new jobs, and doubling the population of the Rochester region. As the number one provider of trained workers to Mayo Clinic and the Rochester region, RCTC is a critical partner in providing the education and training needed to meet employer demands.
RCTC is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system. With 24 two-year colleges and seven state universities, MnSCU is the largest provider of higher education in the state of Minnesota. Under the leadership of Chancellor Steven Rosenstone, MnSCU is committed to ensuring access to an extraordinary education for all Minnesotans; being the partner of choice to meet Minnesota’s workforce and community needs; and delivering to students, employers, communities, and taxpayers the highest value, most affordable option.
Reporting to the chancellor, the RCTC president serves as chief executive officer responsible for leading the faculty and staff in fulfilling the college’s mission. The president serves on the system’s leadership council, which consists of the chancellor, the chancellor’s cabinet, and the 31 college and university presidents. As a member of the leadership council, the president will contribute to the overall direction of the nation’s fifth-largest system of higher education.