Michigan Community College Association president retires

LANSING—Officials at the Michigan Community College Association have announced the retirement of President Michael Hansen, effective Dec. 31. They added that MCCA is presently conducting a search for a new president to lead the organization into the years ahead.

“Over the past 15 years, Michael has served as an outstanding leader for community colleges across the state,” said Dale Nesbary, MCCA board chair and president of Muskegon Community College. “The impact he has made during his tenure with MCCA will be felt for years to come and we wish him the best of luck in his retirement. While we are sad to see him go, we look optimistically toward the future as we begin the search for our next leader.”

The new president will focus on the core functions of the MCCA in order to achieve long-term vision and sustainability of the association. Areas of focus will include strategy, finance, board management, advocacy, operations, and program delivery. The president will serve the board of directors, comprised of the president and a trustee from each of the member colleges, to carry out the directives of the board.

“I am extremely grateful for my time spent with MCCA,” Hansen said. “Working alongside Michigan’s 28 public community colleges has been an amazing opportunity and I am so proud of the work our team has been able to accomplish. I have no doubt that this organization will continue to do great things on behalf of Michigan’s community colleges in the years to come.”

The MCCA will be accepting applications for their next President until Friday, July 30. For additional information about the search, please visit www.mcca.org.

The MCCA fosters collaboration, connection, and partnerships among the 28 Michigan public community colleges and their stakeholders. The MCCA provides strong legislative and public advocacy in Lansing and throughout Michigan, works to improve the image and credibility of community colleges, and advances numerous shared initiatives through the Michigan Center for Student Success, Michigan Colleges Online, Collaborative Programs Initiative, and the Michigan New Jobs Training Program.

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