President of Umpqua Community College

Oregon, United States
Competitive Salary
Nov 02, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Presidential Search:  Are you the next leader of Umpqua Community College?

Why do you want to be at UCC?

Because you...

  • Can be a Big Fish in a growing pond
  • Get the best parking place when you’re the first one there
  • Appreciate rivers, vineyards, and mountains, oh my!
  • Support students who are athletes, not athletes who are students
  • Want rural traffic with broadband speed
  • Lead students and partner with the community
  • Are a professional but appreciate business casual
  • Want to be a helper

What does the ideal President look like?
Qualified (not just on paper)
Someone who...

  • At the core of their DNA, has the interest of students at heart
  • Wants to be visible and make a significant community impact
  • Builds teams and networks by developing relationships, talent, and recruiting to fill gaps
  • Leads with empathy and compassion
  • Is an extrovert (or good at faking it)
  • Can cast a vision
  • Embraces innovation and change
  • Is more interested in failing forward than remaining stagnant
  • Values, understands, and serves the rural community
  • Is relatable and has a sense of humor

What is the president expected to do?

  • Be a leader. Be an advocate for students. Be a liaison to the board of education. And...
  • Reaffirm the college’s 2023 accreditation
  • Extend relationships with business, government, and K-12 to meet changing needs and opportunities
  • Promote a campus climate that is inclusive, values diversity, and promotes equity
  • Stay in front of emerging trends in education, funding, and the community
  • Enhance the quality of classes and programs
  • Reduce barriers to student success and access
  • Make data-informed decisions
  • Have fun

Salary,  benefits,  length of  contract,  and  other  terms and conditions of employment are negotiable and competitive.



  •  Master’s degree; doctorate preferred
  • Higher education experience; community college preferred
  • Minimum of five years’ senior leadership or equivalent administrative experience with increasing responsibility

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The search process is confidential. The following application materials must be uploaded along with the UCC job application by January 4, 2021, for full consideration:

  1. A cover letter not to exceed five pages addressing the qualities and opportunities described in the Presidential Profile ( ). Please use examples to illustrate how your experience has prepared you to serve the needs of Umpqua Community College.
  2. A current resume or CV, including your personal email address and cell phone number.
  3. Unofficial copies of your college transcripts.
  4. A list of eight references, including names, home and business phone numbers, and email addresses. Please include at least one supervisor, one direct report, and one peer or colleague. UCC will not contact your references without your permission.

Applicants can upload the above documents at the UCC job application portal. The search will remain open until filled. 

Please direct any questions to:

Kelley Plueard, Director of Human Resources

Umpqua Community College
1140 Umpqua College Rd
Roseburg, OR 97470

PO Box 967
Roseburg, OR 97470

Veterans Preference
Umpqua Community College Honors Veterans Preference
Applicants are eligible to use Veterans’ Preference when applying with Umpqua Community College in accordance with ORS 408.225, 408.230 and 408.235; and OAR 105-040-0010 and 105-040-0015. Preference will be given only if the applicant meets the minimum criteria of the position and electronically attach the required documentation at the time of application.
Documents Required

  • Member Copy 4 of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 or 215)

           or ...

  • Letter from the US Department of Veterans’ Affairs indicating receipt of a non-service connected pension.

Disabled Veterans must also submit a copy of Veterans disability preference letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs. You can request copies of your military service record through the National Archives website.
For information regarding Veterans’ Preference qualifications, visit
If you wish to self-identify under Section 503 as an individual with a disability, please provide this information by completing Department of Labor Form CC-305 available at

Statement of Equal Opportunity
Umpqua Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This means that we will extend equal opportunity to all individuals without regard for race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, handicaps or veterans status. This policy affirms UCC's commitment to the principles of fair employment and the elimination of all vestiges of discriminatory practices that might exist.

Employment with Umpqua Community College is contingent upon background check approval.