KCC seeks proposals for president search

A view of the reflecting pools on KCC's North Avenue campus in the spring.

The Kellogg Community College Board of Trustees today announced it is requesting proposals from firms to conduct a search for qualified candidates to become the College’s next president.

With the publication of a request for proposal (RFP) document, today marks the formal launch of the Board’s search process. According to the RFP, which can be downloaded at Kellogg.edu/presidentsearch, interested search firms must submit proposals to KCC by July 10 and the Board is expected to announce its selection Aug. 19.

“This is the start of what will be a thorough process,” said Board Chairman Steve Claywell. “We have committed to creating a process of transparency and professionalism and we will continue to update students, employees and the public on our progress.”

During the search process, various documents and announcements will be available for students, employees and the public to review at Kellogg.edu/presidentsearch.

With the retirement of Dr. Dennis Bona, who had been president of KCC since 2010 and who was recently selected to become a college president in Minnesota, the Board is undertaking the momentous decision of selecting a new president for only the fifth time in the College’s 59-year history.

The hiring of a new KCC president is expected to occur sometime in 2016 after a search firm identifies candidates. Until that time, Mark O’Connell, formerly the College’s vice president of Administration and Finance, will serve as interim president. O’Connell was named interim president in March after Bona issued notice of his retirement, which is effective June 30. Immediately following his retirement from KCC, Bona will assume the presidency of Northland Community and Technical College in East Grand Forks, Minn.

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