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IECC Searching For Chancellor of the District

Illinois Eastern Community College District #529 Board of Trustees Chairman G. Andrew Fischer is announcing an invitation for applications for the position of Chancellor of the District.


The Chancellor succeeds Terry Bruce, who has served over twenty-three years as the Chief Executive Officer of the District.    IECC is searching for a leader who can build on our history, while inspiring and championing a collective vision for the future.   Responsibilities include working with the Board of Trustees; articulating and promoting a vision and values; leading strategic, collaborative efforts to expand and enhance educational opportunities and services for our students and communities; serving as a highly visible advocate for the District; inspiring employees to ensure academic excellence; providing fiscally astute leadership; and participating in the legislative process.


Founded in 1969, IECC is regulated by the Illinois Community College Board, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, governed by an elected Board of Trustees, and led by the Chancellor.   IECC is a multi-college district serving its mission through Frontier Community College in Fairfield, Lincoln Trail College in Robinson, Olney Central College in Olney, Wabash Valley College in Mt. Carmel, and the District Office in Olney.


IECC serves over 1,600 degree or certificate seeking students and has a total headcount of over 26,000 including workforce education training, dual credit, and community education students.   The community includes over 3,000 square miles, 12 counties, and 108,000 people in southeastern Illinois.   The region provides excellent hospitals, K-12 schools, and recreational opportunities.


Application materials should be addressed to Dr. G. Andrew Fischer, Board Chairman; 233 East Chestnut Street; Olney, IL 62450 or submitted electronically  to:   [email protected].   Candidates must provide a cover letter; current resume including references; a one page statement of leadership philosophy; three or more letters of reference; and academic transcripts.   All applications should be postmarked or emailed by December 6, 2019 to ensure full consideration.


For further information, please contact:


Marilyn Holt, Interim CEO

Illinois Eastern Community Colleges

233 East Chestnut Street

Olney, IL 62450

Phone: 618-879-9455

Chancellor Search Website:  www.iecc.edu/chancellor


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Renee Smith

Assistant to the CEO/Board Secretary


Illinois Eastern Community Colleges

233 East Chestnut Street

Olney IL  62450

Phone:  618 393-2982 Ext. 5505