State Board of Community Colleges begins search for new system president

State Board of Community Colleges begins search for new system president

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 2:42pm

RALEIGH - The State Board of Community Colleges is accepting applications for president of the North Carolina Community College System.

The System Office provides policy oversight and guidelines for the 58 community and technical colleges in the system. The president, who is selected by the State Board, serves as the chief administrative officer of the NCCCS. Each college has its own governing board with powers to elect a president subject to final approval by the State Board of Community Colleges.

According to the position description, the State Board is seeking "an individual who possesses a general understanding of and appreciation for the mission and philosophy of the North Carolina Community College System. The candidate of choice should be a creative, visionary, experienced leader of high energy, exemplary personal integrity, and professional ethics and should possess the ability to work with and respect a constituency of diverse needs and interests."

An earned doctorate or master's degree from a regionally accredited university is preferred, and candidates should have at least five years of senior leadership experience in a community college system or college or in public higher education, or equivalent senior leadership in a private-sector business environment.

A complete position description and applications requirements are online at http://www.nccommunitycolleges.edu/state-board-community-colleges/transition-committee.

The deadline for applications is Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 5 p.m. Application materials should be sent by email to SystemPresidentSearch@nccommunitycolleges.edu. Inquiries about the position should be directed to Bryan Jenkins at 919-807-7147 or jenkinsb@nccommunitycolleges.edu.

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