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Search begins for new president of Front Range Community College

Goal is a new president by May 2022
FRCC_Andy Dorsey
FRCC President Andy Dorsey to retire in June 2022

The search is beginning for the new president of Front Range Community College and students, faculty, staff, alumni and others are being asked to give their ideas on what kind of person should lead the school.

The input from different stakeholders will be used to define the professional experiences, traits and attributes needed to be the next president of FRCC, according to a Front Range Community College news release.

The input will be gathered through stakeholder conversations and a feedback survey.

The Colorado Community College System, orCCCS, is conducting a nationwide search for the new president. Current FRCC president Andy Dorsey announced in September that he was retiring at the end of June after a 29-year-career with FRCC and serving as president for 13 years. 

With campuses in Fort Collins, Longmont and Westminster — and a center in Brighton — Front Range is the state’s largest community college with over 28,000 students annually, according to a CCCS news release.

CCCS has partnered with national executive search firm, Isaacson, Miller to conduct the presidential search. Isaacson, Miller is a preeminent firm serving academia in the recruitment of presidents for some of the nation’s leading colleges and universities — including recent searches for Community College of Denver, Arapahoe Community College and the Community College of Aurora, according to the news release. 

The goal is to finalize a profile for the candidate by mid-December. The consultants will spend the late part of 2021 and early part of 2022 developing a candidate pool for the search advisory committee to review, interview and assess, the news release states.

The strongest candidates in the pool will be invited to meet with a larger group of campus constituencies with the goal of picking a president by May 2022, the news release states.