The SUNY Sullivan Community College Board of Trustees seeks confidential nominations and expressions of interest for the College’s next president. The successful candidate will build upon the accomplishments the College has made under the institution’s current leadership and through the outcomes of its 2023-28Strategic Plan. The next president will lead a vibrant institution to greater heights as it continues to provide innovative quality educational programs and services to residents of the Catskills region of New York.

SUNY Sullivan Community College was founded in 1962 and is one of 30 community colleges operating under the State University of New York (SUNY) system and is locally funded by Sullivan County. Located in the town of Fallsburg, New York, the campus resides on 405-acres only 100 miles from New York City. The institution is in a region with a high quality of life, affordable cost of living, social and cultural opportunities, and abundant natural beauty that affords itself to four-season outdoor recreation. In addition to its main campus, SUNY Sullivan offers courses and degree programs at three (3) locations and 11 instructional sites across the Catskills region.

SUNY Sullivan Community College is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and offers over 40 degree programs, certificates, and micro-credentials for learners at all levels of their educational goals. SUNY Sullivan offers 40 credit-bearing degree and certificate programs that prepare individuals for transfer to four-year colleges or for immediate entry into high-demand careers. The College maintains articulation and 2+2 agreements with many local and regional colleges and universities. In addition, the College also offers certificate programs that can be completed in two (2) semesters. Day, evening, online, summer sessions, and an accelerated winter session are also offered.

A few qualifications for the President include:

  • An earned doctorate from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Significant progressively responsible senior leadership experience in higher education, preferably at a community college.
  • Faculty experience strongly preferred, including experience in assessment, preferably at a community college.
  • Student affairs and student development experience is desirable.
  • Demonstrated understanding of, and a commitment to, the mission of a comprehensive community college, especially one that is in a rural setting where transportation is a challenge.
  • Demonstrated understanding and value of regional and programmatic accreditation.
  • A major priority for the next president will ensure the financial health and stability of the college. 

Completed applications are due by January 5, 2024. To ensure full consideration, you will be required to submit: 1) a letter that addresses the position’s expectations and qualifications; 2) a current resume or CV; and 3) the contact information for three professional references. The search page, which includes the Executive Search Profile and application and nomination links, is located at

RH Perry & Associates, a national executive search firm, is assisting SUNY Sullivan Community College in this search. All confidential communications may be directed to our search team: Dr. Gena Glickman, Senior Consultant, at (847) 313-5520, Dr. George Santiago, Jr., Senior Consultant, at (516) 510-1471, or to