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TitleMCCA Presidential Candidate Symposium
LocationThe Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College
Address Grand Upton Hall
1100 Yore Ave,
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
Dates 5/31/2018 to 6/1/2018
Time All Day

Are you considering a future as a Michigan community college president?

Lake Michigan College, in collaboration with the MCCA, is offering a new Presidential Candidate Symposium to prepare rising professionals with the specialized knowledge and skills required to successfully obtain the top leadership position.

Participants will receive practical and thorough guidance about each step of the presidential search and interview process. Angela Provart, President of Pauly Group Inc. will share insider knowledge from the academic search consultant perspective, and participants will receive candid advice from an esteemed panel of community college presidents.


• College Research
• Choosing the Right Openings
• Material Preparation
• Mental Preparation for the Process
• Communication at Your Current Institution
• Working with Search Firms
• Skype/Video Interviews
• On-Campus Interviews
• Contract Process
• Mock Interviews


• President Angela Provart, Pauly Group Consulting
• President Bill Pink, Grand Rapids Community College
• President Don MacMasters, Alpena Community College
• President Laura Coleman, Bay College
• President Christine Hammond, Mid Michigan Community College
• President Kojo Quartey, Monroe County Community College


Thursday, May 31

5:00 PM Check in
5:00 - 6:00 PM Drop in Professional Portrait Sessions
5:30 PM Social Hour
6:00 PM Dinner
7:15 PM Panel Q & A with Sitting Presidents
8:00 PM Adjourn

Friday, June 1

7:30 AM Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM Presentations
12:00 PM Lunch
12:45 PM Panel Q & A with New Presidents
1:45 PM Presentations and Mock interviews
4:00 PM Adjourn

For more information and to register, please go to

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