NHMCCD initiates presidential search for North Harris College’s sixth president

Dr. John Pickelman, chancellor of the North Harris Montgomery Community College District, officially opened the position search for the President of North Harris College and is pleased to invite outside nominations and applications.  The chancellor seeks a leader who is committed to educational excellence in an urban community college. The ideal candidate will be a visionary person of integrity who has demonstrated an ability to lead, inspire and manage a campus.

On Feb. 6, 2007, Dr. David Sam, NHC’s fifth president accepted a tenure with Elgin Community College in Illinois leaving a vacancy for the college’s top administrative position. Dr. Sam served the college for more than six years.

Dr. Pickelman and the NHMCCD System Board of Trustees recently appointed Dr. Steve Head, NHMCCD's executive vice chancellor, as interim president presiding over the college during the upcoming months.

Dr. Head’s responsibilities as executive vice chancellor include oversight for instruction, student development, workforce development, human resources, information technology services, community education, LSC-Online, police services, institutional research, and The University Center. Dr. Head was President of Kingwood College, NHMCCD, from 1991-1999. As interim president for North Harris College, Dr. Head will use his experience as a successful senior-level administrator to maintain the college’s commitment to high standards of achievement during this presidential search.

Goldhill and Associates and its CEO Dr. Bob Barringer were contracted as an outside agency and advisor to discuss the process and development of the profile and characteristics to be sought in the new president. All applications and nominations should be sent to Bo Stults, executive director of compensation, HRIS and benefits, search liaison to the chancellor, NHMCCD human resources, 5000 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77381-4399. Interested applicants may call 832.813.6780 or e-mail bo.stults@lonestar.edu. Formal review of applications by the search committee will begin the week of April 9.

North Harris College is the district’s first college. The 200-acre campus was built in 1976 and is conveniently located 20 minutes north of Houston’s cultural and recreational nexus. The college’s service area is surrounded by excellent public schools and many family parks. NHC offers more than 60 programs of study in academic and technical areas and currently enrolls nearly 11,000 credit students each fall and 4,500 in community education programs. The campus reflects a rich diversity of the surrounding community and school districts, and boasts students hailing from more than 80 countries. NHC also comprises two satellite campuses–NHC’s Carver and Parkway Centers. The median age of students is 22 and the mean age is 26.

North Harris College is located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, one-half mile south of FM 1960E, between Aldine-Westfield and Hardy Roads. For more information on the services and programs of Lone Star College-North Harris, please call 281.618.5400 or visit the Web site at northharris.lonestar.edu.

NHMCCD, among the five largest and fastest growing community colleges in Texas, comprises, North Harris College, Kingwood College, Tomball College, Montgomery College, Cy-Fair College, six satellite centers, and The University Center. 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 03/02/2007

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