Community College Leadership

Strategies for Boards, Presidents and Administrators

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About the Book

Written from the dual perspectives of a community college president and community college board member/board chair, each with over two decades of experience, this book covers everything from the first day of college leadership to the last. Through personal anecdotes peppered with solid strategies, it offers advice on the responsibilities and challenges that come with leading a college. Whether you are a sitting college president or someone who thinks they might want to be a college president someday, this book will help you. If you serve on a community college board and would like insight into how to lead your college to its greatest potential, this book will help you better serve students and make a college successful.

About the Author(s)

Gary L. Rhodes is president emeritus of Reynolds Community College and adjunct professor in Old Dominion University’s PhD program in community college leadership. For over four decades he invested his career in community college education, ranging from serving on a start-up team that built a brand-new community college in Maine to serving as college president in Minnesota and Virginia for a combined twenty years. During his career he also served on 33 community leadership boards in five different states and was chair or president of 12 of those boards ranging from a large metro Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, several regional economic and workforce development boards, an arts council, an early childhood education board, K-12 strategic planning initiatives, business councils, and more. He lives near Hilton Head, South Carolina.

Mark C. Creery, Sr. is the president/CEO of Data Directions, a technology company in Richmond, Virginia, that has been providing strategic IT application development and support since 1982. He has spent over 40 years as a software designer, developer, and trainer. He served on the College Board of J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College for a total of 17 years, during which 5 of those years he served as College Board Chair. He was designated College Board Member Emeritus upon his retirement from the board in 2020. In addition, he has served on several leadership boards in the Richmond area, including the ChamberRVA Executive Board, ChamberRVA Hanover Business Cabinet (chair) and Hanover County Economic Development Authority.

Bibliographic Details

Gary L. Rhodes and Mark A. Creery, Sr.
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: ca. photos, appendix, index
Copyright Date: 2021
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8252-5
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4364-9
Imprint: McFarland