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Presidential Search

Tacoma Community College is grateful for the outstanding leadership of our longtime president, Dr. Pamela Transue who has served as president of TCC for the past 17 years. During her time here, Dr. Transue has overseen the largest physical transformation in the history of the college. She will retire at the end of 2014.

TCC has assembled a Presidential Search Committee and secured the services of ACCT to conduct a nationwide search for the next President of Tacoma Community College.

About Tacoma Community College

Tacoma Community College is a cornerstone of the South Sound community with 14,000 students attending each year. Our students come from around the South Sound and from all walks of life. Our median student age is 25. Our service area includes the Tacoma Public School District – the third largest school district in the State of Washington. A breakdown of student enrollment by course intent includes:

  • 57% academic transfer
  • 21% workforce education
  • 15% pre-college
  • 7% basic skills

Cross the Narrows, and you’ll find our Gig Harbor campus, delivering a growing number of credit and non-credit classes to the peninsula community.

A “Top 50” College

In 2013, Tacoma Community College was named among the top 50 two-year colleges in the nation and the top 5 in the State of Washington by Washington Monthly Magazine.

A “Top 100” Certificate Producer

In 2013, Community College Week ranked TCC among the top 100 schools in the nation for certificate attainment by African Americans.

Achieving the Dream Leader College

Tacoma Community College is an Achieving the Dream Leader College. Achieving the Dream (ATD) is a national initiative dedicated to helping more community college students stay in school and earn a college degree. Tacoma Community College is one of a select group of colleges in the country designated as an "ATD Leader College" in implementing strategies to close achievement gaps and promote student success.

Application Process

The Presidential Search Committee is committed to finding a President that will continue the excellence of the past while leading TCC into a bright future.

Applications and nominations are currently being accepted until the position is filled.

The Final Presidential Profile will be posted mid-to-late September 2014.

The target date for applications is: Friday, October 31, 2014.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact our ACCT Search Consultants:

Laura Saunders, Ph.D., Search Consultant, laurasaunders@earthlink.net or 206.853.7797 (cell).

Laurie Savona, Ed.D., Operations Officer for Search Services, lsavona@acct.org or 202.595.4300 (cell).

Narcisa Polonio, Ed.D., Executive Vice President of Board Leadership Services, narcisa_polonio@acct.org or 202.276.1983 (cell).

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