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Presidential Search Announcement

The Board of Trustees of Carl Sandburg College invites inquiries, nominations and applications for its seventh president. Carl Sandburg College is a public community college located in Galesburg, Illinois. The Carl Sandburg College district is very large, covering all or part of 10 counties and almost 3,000 square miles, and it serves more than 2,900 students annually. The College has three locations — its Main Campus in Galesburg, a Branch Campus in Carthage and an Annex located in downtown Galesburg.

The president of Carl Sandburg College reports to a seven-member elected board and is part of the Illinois Community College System. The College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission under the Open Pathways model, with the next accreditation visit anticipated in the spring of 2021. The Illinois Community College Board just approved the College’s recognition for another five years.

 Carl Sandburg College offers more than 50 degrees and certificates, with approximately two-thirds of the students transferring on to a university and one-third enrolled in career and technical programs. Sandburg offers a large number of career technical programs for a college of its size. The College maintains outstanding relationships with its K-12 partners and delivers exceptional dual credit opportunities to the surrounding high schools.

 The College boasts a dedicated faculty and staff who are committed to student success, and its mission statement speaks directly to this focus: “The mission of Carl Sandburg College is to provide all students with opportunities for success.” The College has been ranked No. 1 in the country for technology by the Center for Digital Education for several years and continues to be a leader in innovation and technology among community colleges. It also recently received an Aa3 bond rating from Moody’s Investors Service, displaying its financial and operational strength.

The current president is retiring from the Illinois system and has been with the college for 23 years finishing her eighth year as president. Carl Sandburg College has partnered with Dr. Larry Ebbers to serve as its search consultant. For additional information or to place a nomination, please contact Dr. Larry Ebbers at 515-290-9854 or


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