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A Unique Leadership Opportunity in Central New Jersey

Mercer County Community College has launched a national search for a visionary leader to become the college's seventh president. The Board of Trustees has engaged RH Perry, a national search firm specializing in higher education, to conduct the presidential search. This web page will provide comprehensive information related to the position, process, progress, and more.


MCCC Board of Trustees Announces Start of Presidential Search

Mercer County Community College's (MCCC) Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the start of the search for the college's next president, following Dr. Jianping Wang’s decision to retire next summer.

The Board has engaged RH Perry to conduct the presidential search. As we have done in past Presidential searches, a search committee will be selected and a dedicated web page will be available to keep everyone informed. As a first step, a representative(s) from RH Perry will hold group meetings during the week of October 18, 2021. These meetings will be held virtually.

The entire MCCC community is invited and encouraged to participate in these meetings. You will have an opportunity to share your ideas about the qualities and qualifications we are seeking in our next president and weigh in on the opportunities abd challenges they may face in the years ahead. You will also be able to ask questions about the presidential search process. More information regarding the meeting schedule and format will be available later next week.

The Board of Trustees looks forward to active engagement from all members of the campus community throughout this process. Our goal is to select a visionary leader who shares our unwavering commitment to academic excellence and student success.


Institution and Leadership Profile

Read the Executive Search Profile here.

Campus video tours are available here.

Search Process Timeline*

October 21 through 25, 2021
Virtual listening sessions and online survey are available for the pre-search study presidential profile. The profile outlines the attributes, experiences, and credentials that MCCC is seeking in its next president, as well as the opportunities and challenges ahead.  Specifics details have been distributed to department and union leaders regarding specific times to meet with RH Perry. 

October 22, 2021, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Virtual open forum listening session hosted by RH Perry for members of the MCCC Campus Community.  Click to connect to Zoom  Passcode 949883

November 5, 2021
Presidential profile available to candidates. The profile outlines points of distinction for Mercer County Community College, and opportunities and challenges for the college. The profile also identified the attributes and experience that MCCC is seeking in the next president. 

December 8 to 16, 2021
Presidential search committee reviews candidate materials.

January 28, 2022
The Search Committee selects semi-finalist candidates for interviews.

February 10 and 11, 2022
The Search Committee conducts semi-finalist interviews and recommends three to five finalists to the Board of Trustees.

March 7 to 25, 2022
The finalists interview with the Board of Trustees. College will host Open Forums.

March 17 to 25, 2022
Board of Trustees selects the new president.

July 2022:
President takes office.

Additional information and dates will be posted as they become available.

*Subject to change

Search Committee

Mercer County Community Board of Trustees

  • Kevin Drennan, Chair of Search Committee, Treasurer of the Board of Trustees
  • Blanca Berrios-Ohler, Trustee
  • Larry Nespoli, Trustee
  • Lenora Green, Trustee

Administration, Academic Affairs and Enrollment Management & Student Experience

  • Laura Schepps, Vice President for Administration & Finance
  • Robert Kleinschmidt, Dean of Liberal Arts
  • Savita Bambhrolia, Dean of Enrollment Management & Student Experience
  • Stacy Denton, Director, TRiO Upward Bound
  • Al-Lateef Farmer, Director, Educational Opportunity Fund

Union Representatives

  • Edward Avery-Natale, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Secretary of MCCC Faculty Association
  • Nina May, Director, Institutional Research, Secretary Professional Staff Federation, AFT Local 4537
  • Elizabeth Knight, Senior Executive Assistant to the Dean of Enrollment Management & Student Experience & Student Resolution & Advocacy, President, Administrative Professional, Local 2319 AFT, AFL-CIO
  • Robert Bowman, H.V.A.C. Craftsman, President, Custodial, Maintenance, Food Service, and Security Employees AFSCME 2473
  • Leonard Winogora, Professor, Social Science, President, Adjunct Faculty Federation, UAFNJ - Chapter 2222 – AFT

Student & Student Government Association

  • Christian Joaquin Perez, Student, President of Student Government Association

 Mercer County Community Foundation

  • Daniel Klim, Foundation Member

Community Partners

  • James Chambers, Jr., Director of Business Outreach County of Mercer
  • Roberto Hernandez, Sr., Co-Founder, Director, El Centro for Catholic Charities
  • Yan Mei Wang, Member of the West Windsor Human Relations Council, Former Associate Research Scholar Princeton University

Open Forums

 Dates for Open Forums will be listed as they become available.

Contact Information

For further information, please email



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