GCC begins nationwide search for new college president

Posted 5 October 2023 at 8:53 am

Press Release, GCC

BATAVIA – Genesee Community College is excited to announce the initiation of a nationwide search for the college’s fifth president.

The GCC Board of Trustees has enlisted the expertise of RH Perry, a distinguished national search firm specializing in higher education, to oversee and manage the presidential search process.

RH Perry will undertake a comprehensive pre-search study on campus Oct. 17-18. This study is instrumental in shaping the presidential profile, which will outline the desired attributes, experiences, and credentials GCC seeks in its next president, while also addressing the potential opportunities and challenges on the horizon. All members of the GCC community and stakeholders are cordially invited to participate in this crucial phase of the search.

To facilitate engagement and input from various stakeholders, GCC will host Community Open Sessions as follows:

  • Tuesday, October 17, from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. at Conable Technology Building, Room T119
  • Wednesday, October 18, from 9 to 9:45 a.m. at Conable Technology Building, Room T119

In addition to the in-person open sessions, written feedback is welcomed through an online survey, accessible until Friday, Oct. 20. This feedback will be invaluable in crafting the presidential profile.

“Genesee Community College’s search for its next president is an exciting and pivotal moment for our institution,” said Maureen Marshall, GCC Trustee and Search Committee Chair. “We believe that RH Perry’s expertise, combined with the valuable input from our GCC community, will help us find the visionary leader who will guide us into a promising future.”

Recruitment of presidential candidates is scheduled to begin on Oct. 30, marking the next significant phase of the search process.

Editor’s Note: Dr. James Sunser, GCC’s president for the past 13 years, will retire at the end of the 2023-24 academic year.