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Chancellor Profile
Community Colleges of Spokane, Washington


The Board of Trustees of the Community Colleges of Spokane (CCS) invites nominations and applications for the position of Chancellor. CCS seeks a chancellor with a deep commitment to student success, academic excellence, and community collaboration.

Applications and nominations for the position of Chancellor of Community Colleges of Spokane are currently being accepted until the position is filled. The target date for applications is: January 3, 2023

If you have any questions or suggestions, or would like to make a confidential inquiry, please contact:

Search Updates


Our recruitment efforts will involve an open and thorough national search seeking qualified candidates from all regions of the country. ACCT specializes in one-to-one recruitment of community college leaders. Additionally, to assist with this process, advertisements will be placed in the Chronicle of Higher Education and other major publications and websites.

How to Apply

This is a confidential search process. To ensure full consideration, application materials should be received no later than January 3, 2023. The position will remain open until filled.
To apply, go to and upload your documents.
Candidates will need to have the following information or materials available to complete the application:

  1. A letter of application (not to exceed 5 pages) that succinctly addresses the opportunities and challenges identified in the Position Profile and demonstrates how the candidate’s experience and professional qualifications prepare them to serve as the Chancellor of Community Colleges of Spokane.

  2. A current resume including an email address and cellular telephone number.

  3. A list of eight references:  example, two to three supervisors, two to three direct reports, and two to three faculty and/or staff members from current and former institutions.

Anticipated Timeline:

2022 Dates


September - October 2022

ACCT Consultant facilitates a series of open public forums to solicit input for the development of a Draft Chancellor Profile (staff, faculty, students, administrators, and community members are invited to attend); electronic survey distributed to solicit feedback for the Draft Chancellor Profile.

Search Committee virtual training and orientation; Committee receives, reviews, and edits the draft Chancellor Profile.

Board of Trustees to discuss, edit, and finalize the Chancellor Profile.

Early November 2022

Position is open and advertised. Chancellor Profile is posted on and Targeted local, state-wide, and national one-to-one recruitment commences; national advertising placed. 

January 3, 2023

Target Date for Receipt of Applications (open until filled

Late Janurary 2023

Search Committee Meeting: discussion and selection of confidential semifinalist candidates.

Mid-February 2023

Search Committee Meeting: confidential virtual or in-person interviews with semifinalists. The Committee deliberates and selects finalists to forward to the Board for further consideration.

Mid-March 2023

Finalists interview with the full Board, tour campus, participate in open public forums, meet with direct reports.

Late March 2023

Next Chancellor of Community Colleges of Spokane is announced.

July 1, 2023

Start date of new Chancellor or as agreed upon by the Chancellor elect and Board of Trustees.


Chancellor Search Committee

The Chancellor Search Committee will review the confidential applications, interview semifinalist candidates, and identify the final candidates to be submitted to the full Board of Trustees for consideration. The Board-appointed Chancellor Search Committee is comprised of the following members:

  • Michael Wilson, Board of Trustees (co-chair)

  • Beth Thew, Board of Trustees (co-chair)

  • Christine Burge, Office Support Supervisor for Student Services, SCC

  • Carolyn Casey, CCS Chief Institutional Advancement/External Affairs Officer

  • Beverly Daily, AHE President Elect, SFCC Transfer Faculty Rep (Math)

  • Rob Deyo, SCC Faculty Rep (Adult Basic Ed)

  • Gordon Hester, CCS Foundation Board/Community Member

  • Grace Leaf, CCS Chief Information Officer

  • Kimberlee Messina, SFCC President

  • Ronda Moorhead, SCC Prof/Tech Faculty Rep (Business Technology)

  • Jessica Retter, Office Assistant 3 for Head Start

  • Katelyn Smith, Administrative Assistant 2, Allied Health, SFCC 

Final Candidates

The Board will interview the final candidates and all finalists will participate in open forums at the Community Colleges of Spokane. We anticipate the open forums taking place in early March 2023 and we will provide the dates, times, and location once they are confirmed. All employees, students and community members will be invited to attend the open forums. Feedback forms will be provided to all attendees, and the completed forms will be collected at the end of each forum and provided to the Board for review as part of its deliberation process.

Board of Trustees

Appointed by the governor of Washington, our five-member board of trustees oversees administration, strategic planning and policy development for Community Colleges of Spokane.
CCS trustees serve five-year terms.

About Spokane, Washington

Named as one of the Best Places to Live in America by Outside Magazine, Spokane, Washington is Eastern Washington’s largest city and sits 300 miles east of Seattle and 30 miles from Idaho. The region offers outstanding benefits for individuals looking to move to a new area, including outstanding recreational opportunities, low-cost living, affordable housing, and an abundance of educational offerings.

Residents of Spokane enjoy a true four-season climate, and the area’s numerous lakes, streams and mountain ranges offer an almost unlimited number of outdoor recreational choices. A revitalized downtown, plus thriving neighborhood and suburban centers, also offer resident and visitors a wide selection of dining, shopping and entertainment choices.

The region’s economic power lies in health care, education, technology, manufacturing, finance and retail.  Agriculture remains a strong foundation.

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