Community colleges are facing an impending leadership crisis. The current generation of college presidents, senior administrators, and faculty leaders are retiring at a rapid rate. With the presidential median age of sixty as of 2012, 42 percent of presidents are expected to retire in the next five years. Upcoming retirements in leadership positions are projected to continue to be higher than normal as a generational change takes place.
This provides community colleges an opportunity to hire or promote energetic new academic and administrative leaders with new ideas and the right credentials that will help colleges respond to the increasing demands on higher education institutions.
- Provide currently employed community college professionals who hold master's degrees a certificate that will add depth and breadth to their knowledge of community colleges.
- Provide graduate-level professional development opportunities related to community college mission, finance and administration, leadership, economic and community development, teaching and learning, and contemporary issues.
- Apply through the Toulouse Graduate School
- An earned master's degree from an accredited college or university
- Submit a resume/curriculum vitae and letter of interest addressing:
- Your reasons for pursuing the community college leadership certificate;
- Your immediate and long-range academic and career goals;
- Your work experience and previous education as it relates to community colleges.
Complete four of the required courses (12 hours) with a minimum grade point average of 3.0.
EDHE 5610 - Finance and Budgeting in Higher Education
EDHE 6060 - History and Philosophy of the Community College
EDHE 6080 - Community College Leadership
EDHE 6710 - Organization and Administration in Higher Education
These courses may be applied toward a doctorate in Higher Education, with a cognate area in community college.