About the College
The Community College District of Mid Missouri was established in
an April 5, 1966, election as a result of a dedicated campaign by
the Sedalia Jaycees and several local educators. In September
1968, State Fair Community College (SFCC) opened for classes to 436
students in an interim facility.
Today SFCC provides a high-quality, geographically, financially
and emotionally accessible education to more than 5,000 students
who range from traditional college-age students to adult learners.
The college offers associate of arts, associate of fine arts,
associate of science and associate of applied science degrees,
professional and skills certificates, and noncredit courses and
programs, and workforce development training in a 14-county area in
central Missouri with locations in Sedalia, Boonville, Clinton,
Eldon, Lake of the Ozarks, Warsaw, at Whiteman Air Force Base, and
The Sedalia campus houses the State Fair Career and Technology
Center. The center is only one of four tech centers affiliated with
a community college in the state and provides training to juniors
and seniors in nine technical programs from 10 area high schools.
SFCC is also home to the Roadrunners Athletic Program, featuring
men’s and women’s basketball, soccer, track and field, cross
country, golf, esports, spirit squad, clay target shooting,
baseball and softball.
State Fair Community College provides relevant and responsive
learning experiences that empower our students and communities to
SFCC has been affiliated with the North Central Association of
Colleges and Schools, now the Higher Learning Commission, since it
was founded in 1968. Full accreditation was granted in 1976 and the
college continues to be fully accredited today. SFCC joined the
Open Pathway for accreditation in 2019. Its next Assurance Review
will be conducted in July 2023.
State Fair Community College is seeking to fill the position of
President with an exemplary person who is dedicated to student
success and strengthening the communities the college serves.
The ideal candidate should be a strong advocate for
student-centered learning; data-influenced decision-making;
continuous quality improvement; state-of-the-art learning
environments; and professional development for all employees.
The President will serve as Chief Executive Officer of SFCC and
is responsible to a publicly elected Board of Trustees. The
President is responsible for working closely with the Executive
Leadership Team to ensure sound fiscal responsibility; create
external and internal partnerships among stakeholders; establish
and follow institutional policies approved by the Board of
Trustees; and develop strategic and operating plans in support of
SFCC’s mission, vision and values.
- Master’s degree required, earned doctorate or equivalent from
an accredited college or university is preferred;
- At least five years of senior administrative experience in
- Community college experience as an administrator or member of
the faculty preferred.
- Working collaboratively with governing boards, employees and
- Diversifying and developing resources resulting in increased
funding for long-term sustainability;
- Balancing the needs of multiple educational sites/locations
while maintaining sound fiscal policies;
- Fundraising and soliciting major gifts for nonprofit
- Developing and implementing institutional policies and
- Operating and serving as an organization’s successful Chief
Executive Officer and a track record of sound, data-driven
- Creating relevant and timely professional development
opportunities for employees;
- Identifying and prioritizing projects for continuous quality
- Working with state and federal legislative entities resulting
in increased funding opportunities for programs and services;
- Developing sound fiscal policies resulting in positive
operating budgets and cash reserve balances; and
- Developing positive relationships with external stakeholders,
including donors, legislators and local and state
- Visionary leader;
- Deeply committed to community college education;
- Values diversity among employees and students;
- Believes in building consensus, shared governance and
- Understands the need to be accountable and holds others to the
- Enjoys helping others succeed and understands the importance of
- Shares and celebrates the success of employees and
- Maintains high ethical standards, including honesty, integrity
and building trust; and,
- Must be willing to relocate and maintain a permanent residence
within SFCC’s taxing district.
Salary and Fringe
Competitive salary will be commensurate with education and
experience. Excellent fringe benefits package including Missouri
Public School Retirement System, medical, dental, and life
insurance, as well as tuition waiver.
July 1, 2022
Closing Date for Application
Application materials must be received by December 1, 2021.
Please visit https://www.sfccmo.edu/presidential-search
to view all applicable presidential search materials. Applications
must be submitted electronically via the provided link and must
include a completed application, résumé, cover letter, transcripts,
and eight references (past or present) with names, titles,
institutions, home/business phone numbers, and addresses that
include two supervisors, two subordinates (professional and support
staff), two colleagues, and two faculty members.
For confidential inquiries about the position and applicant
process, contact Rachel Dawson, Executive Director of Human
Resources, at (660) 596-7478 or email@example.com.
Equal Opportunity Employer
SFCC is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of State
Fair Community College not to discriminate on the basis of race,
color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability,
ancestry, national origin, or veteran status in its educational
programs, activities or employment as required by law in regard to
admissions, awarding financial aid, access to courses and programs,
and all student services as well as the recruitment, admission and
retention of students.
Interested persons may obtain information as to the
existence and location of services, activities and facilities at
State Fair Community College that are accessible to and usable by
persons with disabilities by contacting the Access Counselor,
Student Services Office, Hopkins Student Services Center, Room 751,
SFCC, 3201 W. 16th Street, Sedalia, MO 65301, (660)
As part of our enduring commitment to inclusive excellence
on our campus, State Fair Community College, is a member of
Missouri Higher Education Recruitment
Consortium (HERC). HERC supports job seekers through
the higher education job search process and it supports
institutions in their efforts to create inclusive recruitment,
hiring, and retention practices for staff and faculty.