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Searching for Chemeketa'sNext President

Presidential Search

The search is underway for Chemeketa Community College’s next president.

President Julie Huckestein announced her intention to retire from Chemeketa on June 30, 2019. A nationwide search will be conducted to find Chemeketa’s next great leader, with a goal of having a new president start on July 1, 2019.

Check here regularly for updates on the search process and opportunities for you to provide feedback on what the Board of Education and search committee should look for in the college’s new president.

  • How to Apply

    This is a confidential search process. To ensure full consideration, application materials should be received no later than January 7, 2019. The position will remain open until filled.

    To apply, go to and upload your documents.

    Candidates will need to have the following information or materials available to complete the application-

    1. A letter of application (not to exceed 5 pages) that succinctly addresses the opportunities and challenges identified in the Position Profile and demonstrates how the candidate’s experience and professional qualifications prepare them to serve as the President/CEO of Chemeketa Community College.
    2. A current resume including an email address and cellular telephone number.
    3. A list of eight references:  The suggested composition is two to three supervisors, two to three direct reports and two to three faculty and/or staff members from current and former institutions.

    For additional information, nominations or confidential inquiries please contact –

    David Armstrong
    ACCT Search Consultant 

    Julie Golder, J.D.
    Vice President of Search Services, ACCT
    202.384.5816 (mobile)
    202.775.4466 (office) 

  • Progress Reports

    Oct. 19- The Presidential Profile is now available. Thanks to all who made suggestions and recommendations.

    Oct. 12- Thanks to everyone who filled out the electronic survey. The information you provided will be used in the creation of a presidential profile.

    Oct. 5- We thank all of you who participated in the public forums throughout the district on Oct. 3 & 4. The information gathered from this and the electronic questionnaire will be used in developing a presidential profile.

    Sept. 27- The membership of the Presidential Search Committee has been announced.

  • About Chemeketa & the Mid-Willamette Valley

    About the college

    Chemeketa Community College has locations throughout Oregon's Mid-Willamette Valley. We have full campuses in Salem and Yamhill Valley (McMinnville), outreach centers in Woodburn and Polk (Dallas), along with our Regional Training Center in Brooks, the Center for Business & Industry in downtown Salem, and our location in the Eola Hills that features the Northwest Wine Studies Center.

    You can learn more about Chemeketa by looking here.

    View the college's organization chart.

    About our area

    Here are a few websites where you can learn more about Salem and the Mid-Willamette Valley –