Glen Oaks Community College

Presidential Search

The target date for applications is: February 16, 2024

Glen Oaks Community College has launched a national search for its ninth president. The Glen Oaks Board of Trustees has engaged the Association of Community College Trustees as the presidential search firm as recommended by the Presidential Search Steering Committee of GOCC’s Board Trustees (Bruce Gosling, Kim Bontrager and Joseph Haas).

Applications and nominations for the position of President of Glen Oaks Community College are currently being accepted until the position is filled.

How to Apply

This is a confidential search process. To ensure full consideration, application materials should be received no later than February 16, 2024. The position will remain open until filled.

To apply go to and upload your documents.

Candidates will need to have the following information or materials available to complete the application:

  1. A letter of application (not to exceed 5 pages) that succinctly addresses the opportunities and challenges identified in the Position Profile and demonstrates how the candidate’s experience and professional qualifications prepare them to serve as the President of Glen Oaks Community
  2. A current resume including an email address and cellular telephone number.
  3. A list of eight references: example, two to three supervisors, two to three direct reports, and two to three faculty and/or staff members from current and former institutions.
We will continue to keep you updated on this important process. If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to reach out to our ACCT Search Consultant:

 Jill Board, ACCT Search Consultant,, or (805) 712-3516 (mobile).

Public Forums

All are invited to attend one of the three Public Forums to provide input to the Presidential Profile. Below are the three scheduled for December 12th.

Tuesday, December 12, 2023
Nora Hagen Theatre
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM


Tuesday, December 12, 2023
Nora Hagen Theatre
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM


Tuesday, December 12, 2023
Nora Hagen Theatre
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Presidential Search News

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GOCC invites community to participate in open forums, Tuesday, Dec. 12, as part of presidential search

Glen Oaks Community College invites members of the community to participate in one of three open forums on Tuesday, Dec. 12, to assist in the development of a Presidential Profile as part the process to select the college’s ninth president. In partnership with the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT), the national search firm selected to assist in the search process, Glen Oaks will host three public forums designed to gather input from students, faculty,

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Glen Oaks establishes Presidential Search Committee for new president; David Devier will retire at end of June, 2024

The Glen Oaks Board of Trustees has announced the formation of a Presidential Search Committee to select a new college president. Dr. David Devier had announced earlier that he would be retiring effective June 30, 2024, after serving as the college president since January 2014. During last month’s meeting, the board approved moving forward with using the Association of Community College Trustees as the presidential search firm as recommended by the Presidential Search Steering Committee

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Presidential Search Timeline – Glen Oaks Community College, MI
Early December 2023 ACCT Search Consultant facilitates a series of virtual or in-person open forums to solicit feedback to inform the development of the draft Presidential Profile.
December 2023 Search Committee training and orientation; Committee receives, reviews, and edits the draft Presidential Profile. Board of Trustees meeting to discuss, edit, and finalize the Presidential Profile.
December 2023 Position is open and advertised. Presidential Profile is posted on and Targeted local, state-wide, and national one-to-one recruitment commences; national advertisements placed.
February 16, 2024 Target Date for Receipt of Applications. Position open until filled.
Late February 2024 Search Committee Meeting: discussion and selection of confidential semifinalist candidates.
Mid-March 2024 Search Committee Meeting: confidential in-person interviews with semifinalists. The Committee deliberates and selects finalists to forward to the Board for further consideration.
Late April 2024 Finalists interview with the Board, tour campus and sites, participate in open public forums, meet with direct reports.
May 2024 Board of Trustees announces the next President of Glen Oaks Community College.
July 1, 2024 Start date for next President or as agreed upon by the President-elect and Board.

Reports & Progress

No progress or reports available at this time.

Search Committee Membership


  • Ken Jones (Jones, Petrie, & Rafinski)
  • Andrew Kuck (Sturgis City Manager)
  • Teresa Belote (SJC ISD)

GOCC Administration

  • Christina Steele
  • Tonya Howden
  • Evan Dembskey

GOCC Faculty

  • Chad Worthington
  • Michael Northrop

GOSSE (Glen Oaks Support Staff Employees)

  • Melanie Golden
  • Judy Fetch

GOCC Foundation

  • Vonda Marrow (Director)

GOCC Board Members

  • Joseph Haas (Committee Chair)
  • Elizabeth Datkovic
  • Carol Higgins

GOCC Students

  • Marcus Broom