Community Colleges of Spokane (CCS) District Equity Statement
CCS believes that access to high-quality education in a safe and inclusive environment is the right of all individuals and imperative for the continued advancement of a strong democracy and workforce. We also believe higher education institutions have an obligation to work toward and demonstrate progress in ensuring equity amongst their students, faculty, and staff. Equity is grounded in the principle of fairness. In higher education, equity refers to ensuring that each student receives what they need to be successful through the intentional design of the college experience.
Community Colleges Of Spokane Provost Search
The Community Colleges of Spokane Chancellor, Dr. Christine Johnson, is conducting a nationwide search to identify the next Provost and Chief Learning Officer.
Reporting directly to the Chancellor, the Provost/CLO provides vision and leadership in advancing the academic, student services, workforce development and basic skills mission of the Community Colleges of Spokane, ensuring compliance with Washington State law, Administrative Code, accreditation guidelines/standards, and established Board/CCS policies and procedures; promoting excellence in academic programming; providing service, consultation and support to the District’s colleges and educational units regarding academic issues, student services, curriculum development, assessment of learning outcomes and efficiencies in academic-related institutional operations; and serving as academic advisor and executive team member to the Chancellor.
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Provost and Chief Learning Officer Profile
Individuals interested in this position should specifically state in a brief (five pages or less) letter of application how they would address Community Colleges of Spokane’s challenges and describe how they meet the elements of the college’s Provost and Chief Learning Officer’s profile. Applicants also must submit a current resume and the names, business and home telephone numbers of eight references, including two supervisors, two subordinates (including one classified or support staff), two faculty members, and two business or community members. Applicants from sectors other than higher education should submit comparable references. References will not be contacted without the applicant’s prior permission. Nominations and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. However, since the CCS Provost Screening Committee will begin reviewing applications April 15th, 2022, submissions are encouraged prior to that time. Applications should be addressed to the CCS Provost and Chief Learning Officer Search Committee and submitted to:
CCS Provost and Chief Learning Officer Search Committee
Grace Leaf, Chair501 N Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 126PO Box 6000, MS 1004Spokane WA 99217-6000 Telephone: (509) 434-5037Fax: (509) 434-5055[email protected]
For additional information, contact:
Greg Stevens, screening consultant
501 N Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 126PO Box 6000, MS 1004Spokane WA 99217-6000 Telephone: (509) 434-5037[email protected] All inquiries, nominations and applications will be held in strictest confidence. Community Colleges of Spokane provides equal opportunity in education and employment. Applications and nominations of individuals who would increase the richness of the district’s diversity are welcome.
Community Colleges of Spokane does not discriminate in its programs, activities and employment on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, marital status, pregnancy, parental status or families with children, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, AIDS/HIV or hepatitis C, honorably discharged veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, use of trained guide dog or service animal by a person with disability, genetic information or any other legally protected category. Please direct all inquiries regarding compliance with access, equal opportunity and/or grievances to the Chief Administration Officer, Community Colleges of Spokane, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., PO Box 6000, MS 1004, Spokane WA 99217-6000 or call 509-434-5037; WA Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS) 1-800-833-6384 or 7-1-1.
Native Land Acknowledgement
We are honored to acknowledge that the Community Colleges of Spokane, and our main campuses for Spokane Falls and Spokane Community College, are located on the traditional and sacred homelands of the Spokane Tribe. We also provide services in a region that includes the traditional and sacred homelands of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation and the Kalispel Tribe. The CCS Pullman Center operates on the WSU campus and is located on the ancestral homelands of the Palus people and on the ceded lands of the Nimíipuu (Nez Perce) Tribe.
We pay our respect to tribal elders both past and present as well as to all indigenous people today. This land holds their cultural DNA and we are honored and grateful to be here on their traditional lands. We give thanks to the legacy of the original people and their descendants and pledge to honor their stewardship and values.