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Presidential Search Profile

The Minnesota State Board of Trustees and Chancellor Devinder Malhotra have announced the finalists for the position of President of North Hennepin Community College (NHCC). The college is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and enjoys full accreditation status. The President reports to the Chancellor. Read complete Presidential Search Profile.

President Candidate Finalists

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Reagan Romali 

Reagan Romali has served as the superintendent-president of the Long Beach Community College District (CA) since 2017. Previously, she served as president of Harry S Truman College (IL) from 2011 to 2017, the Houston Community College District as associate dean of the Community College of Qatar from 2010 to 2011, and as the vice president of business services at Moreno Valley College (CA) from 2008 to 2010. She served the Los Angeles City College as vice president/associate vice president of administrative services from 2002 to 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University, a master’s from the University of San Diego, and a doctorate from Walden University. She will visit the NHCC campus on February 18. 

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Jesse Mason

Jesse Mason has served as provost/vice president of academic and student affairs at North Hennepin Community College since 2018. Previously, he served as dean of academic affairs at Century College from 2015 to 2018, and he served Clark Atlanta University as chair and associate professor of psychology from 2013 to 2015. He served Minneapolis College as coordinator/chair of the Social Science Division from 2012 to 2013 and as coordinator/director of the African American Education Empowerment Program and the Student African American Brotherhood from 2011 to 2013. He was a full-time faculty member at Minneapolis College from 2009-2015, and has teaching experience at Inver Hills Community College and Anoka-Ramsey Community College.  He holds a bachelor’s degree from Morris Brown College (GA) and a doctorate from the University of Minnesota. He will visit the NHCC campus on February 19. 

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Rolando Garcia

Rolando García has served Broward College (FL) as president of the Judson A. Samuels South Campus and vice provost of academic resources since 2015, and as dean of academic resources and assessment from 2014 to 2015. Previously, he served Northern Virginia Community College as dean of learning and technology resources from 2011 to 2014, and Miami Dade College from 2002 to 2011 in various capacities including program coordinator, instructional designer/technology trainer, director of the Computer Courtyard, and campus director of learning resources. He has served on the faculty of Broward College and Miami Dade College. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami and a master’s and a doctorate from Florida International University. He will visit the NHCC campus on February 20. 

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Candidates' Community Campus Forum

We invite the community to meet the presidential semi-finalists. The forums will be held in the Grand Hall located in the Center for Business and Technology (CBT 191). The forums will also be live streamed and recorded. The link will be posted here each morning of the campus visit. View complete schedule.

Provide Feedback

Use this survey link to provide feedback on the presidential candidate finalists beginning February 18 at 8 a.m. through February 20 at 11:59 p.m. 

General Timeline

Search Committee Orientation

December 2019

Search Applicant Screening Meeting

January 2020

Interviews, Announcement of Finalists, Candidates' Campus Visit, System Office Interviews

February 2020

Board of Trustees Meeting & Appointment of New President, Campus Presentation of President-Elect

March 2020 

Search Advisory Committee

List of committee members