Comanche Nation College President


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Published on Monday, 28 April 2014 15:26

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The Comanche Nation College was chartered by the Comanche Nation in 2002. Its mission is to provide educational opportunities in higher education and career technical programs combined with the traditions and customs of the Comanche Nation and other American Indian perspectives. Comanche Nation College is a tribal college located in southwestern Oklahoma providing lower division programs that meet the needs of Comanche Nation citizens, members of other tribes, and the general public.

The President serves as the chief executive officer of the College providing leadership and direction for all aspects of the College. The President carries out policies and procedures set forth by the Comanche Nation College Council, the governing body of the institution.

Comanche Nation College provides an infrastructure of excellence and values. The College is committed to making continuous improvements through academic assessment and evaluation, providing outstanding instruction, fostering student learning, and building tribal community connections with the populations the College serves. Comanche Nation College has four core values: Relationship, Responsibility, Reciprocity, and Redistribution. Each of the core values are reflected in the CNC environment. The person selected for this position will be instrumental in guiding these values throughout the organization.

To be considered for the president’s position submit the following documents: 1) letter of application, 2) Curriculum Vitae, 3) three current professional references, 4) official graduate transcript(s), and 5) a personal education philosophy statement.


· Earned doctorate from an accredited public or private university
· Minimum of five years of senior level administrative experience in higher education
· Established record of successful academic leadership
· Demonstrated achievement in budgeting and financial management
· Demonstrated success in organizational management
· Demonstrated success to work effectively with staff, faculty and students
· Ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with tribal leaders and the local community
· Evidence of strong human relations and interpersonal skills
· Excellent oral and written communication skills
· Experience with accreditation processes
· Teaching experience at the post-secondary level
· Experience in curriculum and program development

· Demonstrated ability to achieve educational excellence in response to student needs in alignment with the mission of the College
· Demonstrated sensitivity to Native culture and in particular, the Comanche culture
· Ability to effectively communicate the mission, philosophy, and goals of the College
· Experience in the use of educational technology to promote teaching and learning
· Experience in conflict resolution




· Comanche Nation membership preferred.
· Community college leadership experience, knowledge and skills necessary to provide vision and direction to the College and community



Enhance CNC’s comprehensive tribal college mission and values:

· Ability to articulate a vision and the capacity to extend the understanding and implementation of the comprehensive tribal college mission to all Comanche Nation constituencies and the local community
· Capacity to develop and direct appropriately balanced curricula, including applied technology education/training, general education/transfer programs, continuing and community education, and community service
· Ability to promote economic development in the greater Lawton, OK area and by timely responsiveness to the training needs of the Comanche tribe, and local business and industry



Provide administrative leadership for the present and future of the CNC:

· Proven leadership skills with a decisive yet open, participatory and consultative approach to administration
· Ability to build a dynamic, productive administrative team by selecting competent staff, effectively delegating responsibilities, and requiring appropriate accountability
· Demonstrated commitment to recruit, select, and retain qualified faculty and staff.
· Provide support for, and participate in, staff development programs
· Experience in the use of technology to maintain institutional data and information
· Skill in strategic/master planning and implementation processes
· Ability to direct and manage organizational and fiscal resources ensuring efficient and effective use of college resources, safeguarding its assets, and maintaining appropriate internal controls
· Commitment to keep the college accessible to the Comanche population in relation to personal, cultural, economic, and ethnic diversity values


Enhance Funding and General Support For The College:

· Ability to develop effective relationships with the College Council and other constituencies for general and financial support for the college
· Ability to create and successfully administer capital campaigns, private fund-raising, and other development activities
· Ability to develop strong partnerships with business and industry for mutual benefit, commitment to establish positive relationships and partnerships with the other colleges and universities in the Oklahoma system of higher education, local K-12 school districts, and the greater Lawton communities

· Ability to develop strong alumni relations


System/College Interface

· Prepares timely and accurate FTE and operating reports as well as other analyses as requested by the College Council
· Advises and consults with College Council in a timely manner, about emerging problems with operations, staff, or students of the college, and makes recommendations for constructive solutions to identified problems
· Performs all other tasks assigned by the College Council, or their respective designees, to meet the needs of students, faculty, and staff for current operational needs of the college


This position is open until filled with the first submittal deadline of June 1, 2014, 5:00 p.m. Please send completed application materials to:

Clifford Takawana
Comanche Nation College Council
701 Hallwood
Fletcher, OK 73541

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Phone: 940-391-1085

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