Responses Collected September 2020
Question 1: What do you like best about Bucks County Community College, and why?
- Helpful & caring atmosphere
- Great coworkers
- Family feel
- Focused on student success
- Student-centered atmosphere
- Accessible & affordable
- Provide high quality, affordable education
- Accessibility of campus and programs
- A leader in community service
- Small town feel
- Beautiful location
Question 2: What are the most significant opportunities or challenges facing the College (apart from COVID-19) that the next president must address within the first two years?
- Respondents focused more on challenges than opportunities
- Building an environment of trust, transparency, and open communication
- Improving relations across the level of employment
- Creating a more inclusive environment
- Development of One BUCKS concept via the strategic plan
- Collaboration between credit and non-credit
- Changing perception and being adaptable
- Developing new revenue streams
Question 3: What do you think are the highest priorities for the new president to accomplish in the next three to five years?
- Increasing enrollment
- Improving communication and transparency
- Expand programs while maintaining affordability
- Successful Workday launch
- Build on existing community partnerships
Question 4: What are the professional and personal characteristics of leadership and values the new president must exhibit/demonstrate for presidential success?
- Good communicator
- Effective leader
- Campus & community collaborator
- Values diversity
Question 5: How can the new president best engage with the greater Bucks County community and advance the ability of the institution to better serve its stakeholders and students?
- Town halls
- Open forums
- Employee groups
- Department meetings
Question 6: What advice do you have for the Board of Trustees to consider during this presidential search?
- Keep personal politics out of the decision-making process
- Don’t settle for a candidate, find the right candidate
- Consider diversity as a search component
- Focus on candidates’ background not just their education
- Continue to allow campus input into the search process
- Look for a student-focused individual who will value everyone at the college