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Roxbury Community College Presidential Search

Roxbury Community College Presidential Search

Roxbury Community College (RCC) is pleased to announce the search for its 18th president.  Since joining the College in February 2022 as Interim President, Jackie Jenkins-Scott and her leadership team have built on RCC’s strengths while completing myriad improvement projects to ensure the new president is poised for long-term success.

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Final Presidential Candidate Update – May 20, 2024

Dear RCC Community,

I am thrilled to announce that after a competitive, nationwide search, the Board of Trustees unanimously voted to recommend Dr. Jonathan K. Jefferson as Roxbury Community College’s 18th president! Thank you for participating in the finalist campus visits and submitting your feedback through the surveys; your input was critical in selecting the next president of RCC.

Dr. Jefferson will now enter contract negotiations, and the nomination and contract details are subject to approval by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education.  We hope to receive final approval by mid-June.  We will formally announce Dr. Jefferson as the new president of RCC and his confirmed start date to internal and external audiences upon receiving formal approval from the Board of Higher Education.

RCC's Trustees are confident that Dr. Jefferson has the leadership and experience needed to build upon the excellent work of Interim President Jackie Jenkins-Scott and her administration, and position RCC for growth and long-term success.  We look forward to working with the interim leadership team, RCC’s cabinet, and the entire college community to ensure a smooth transition.

Thank you for your hard work, commitment to RCC and support throughout the presidential search. 


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Sheriff Steven Tompkins 
RCC Board Chair



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