Penn Highlands seeking new president

April 10, 2019

The Pennsylvania Highlands Community College board of trustees has begun the search for the college’s next president. The current president, Walter Asonevich, plans to retire in July 2020.

The board has selected the Association of Community College Trustees to assist with the search. The association has conducted over 500 community college searches. Bradley Ebersole is the ACCT search consultant.

The college plans to develop a presidential profile through a series of public forums. On April 24, the Richland Campus, 101 Community College Way, Johnstown, will host four one-hour public forums, beginning at 9 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

“The entire college community is invited and encouraged to participate in a wide-ranging discussion about the qualities, characteristics, and qualifications we are seeking in the next President, as well as the opportunities and challenges facing Pennsylvania Highlands in the years to come,” a press release from the college states. “Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions about the presidential search process.”

The college is maintaining a presidential search webpage at www.pennhighlands.edu/presidential-search/. The target date for applications is Sept. 4.