Presidential Search

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Harper College has started the search for its sixth president. This site will be updated regularly and will have information on the position, search process, and other activities related to the selection of the College’s next president. 

Presidential Search Advisory Committee 

Pat Stack - PSAC Chair
Board of Trustees

Diane Hill - PSAC Vice Chair
Board of Trustees

William F. Kelley - Alternate
Board of Trustees

Tom Wischhusen
Foundation Board

Dee Beaubien
Foundation Board

Dr. Tom Dowd
Faculty

Nellie Khalil
Faculty

Jose Vital
Faculty

Charmian Tashjian
Adjunct Faculty

Al Cannestra
IEA NEA (Maintenance)

Rick Kellerman
Professional Technical

Jewell Jackson
Supervisor/Management

Dr. Kathy Bruce
Administrator

Dr. Travaris Harris
Administrator

Laura Brown
Executive Council

Niki Safakas
Student

Dr. Daniel Cates
District 211 Superintendent

Laurie Stone
Community At-Large

Sonia Hajduk
Assistant

Search Firm

The Harper College Board of Trustees has approved RH Perry and Associates as the Presidential Search Firm. RH Perry was selected after an extensive evaluation of eight firms, including client reference checks. They recently completed presidential searches at McHenry Community College and Illinois Central Community College. The lead consultants for Harper’s presidential search are Jesse Thompson and Joanne Bashford. Dr. Bashford is very familiar with Harper, having served as one of the College’s coaches for Achieving the Dream program for several years.

Presidential Search Committee Documents

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