Posted Jan 31


Cumberland, KY, United States Full Time

The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) seeks a highly ethical, caring, and energetic leader to serve as the President/CEO of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College in Cumberland, KY. This leader will be responsible for achieving the student success, workforce readiness and strategic goals needed for SKCTC to be the first choice for area students. This position will build upon and create partnerships with other higher education institutions, employers and the community.


KCTCS, the largest provider of post-secondary education and workforce training in Kentucky, is a statewide community college system with 16 colleges and more than 70 campuses across the Commonwealth. Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKCTC) is one of the 16 colleges. SKCTC enrolls 3,135 students on an annual basis, has 5 campuses and serves Workforce clients with customized instructional programs.


KCTCS and the Board of Directors of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKCTC) seek a visionary educator with an ability to share that vision, an outstanding record of strong leadership, educational accomplishments and the capability to foster internal and external partnerships, to serve as the next college president. The college president reports directly to the KCTCS President. The president works closely with the SKCTC Board of Directors and Foundation Board, comprised of a well-connected and engaged group of community leaders desirous of developing a top-in-the-country performing institution in student performance and community outcomes. The President is responsible for all aspects of the college’s operation throughout the service area and represents the college at the local and state levels.The President should have accreditation experience, academic experience that includes teaching, proven fundraising skills that includes experience with grant writing and a strong focus on student success.


Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College serves the Southeast Kentucky region and provides:

• Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degree programs and courses designed to prepare individuals to succeed in baccalaureate programs at senior colleges and universities

• Associate in Applied Science degree programs, certificates programs, diploma programs and courses designed to prepare individuals to succeed in today’s technological workforce

• Continuing education, training activities and services designed to expand life skills and knowledge of our citizens, strengthen the existing workforce, and enhance community and business development

• Academic support and developmental education courses and experiences designed to prepare individuals for success in transfer, technical, and continuing education programs and courses

• Resources to promote the preservation of Appalachian culture by stimulating artistic expressions, serving as a depository for the region’s history and cultural traditions, providing a forum for the arts

through cross-cultural experiences, and promoting the arts in education


• Advance Excellence and Innovation in Teaching, Learning and Service

• Increase Student Access, Transfer, and Success

• Cultivate Diversity, Multiculturalism, and Inclusion

• Enhance the Economic and Workforce Development of the Commonwealth

• Promote the Recognition and Value of Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College and the Kentucky Community & Technical College System


Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College:

• Strives to be a proactive and responsive partner with its communities.

• Continuously examines its environment to understand and anticipate local, regional, and state needs and to respond with appropriate programs and services.

• Endeavors to be an active leader in its service area, working with other community organizations and educational programs to empower its constituencies to participate in social and economic change.

• Strives for excellence in teaching and learning, providing a diverse student population with an outstanding, student-centered education to nurture a capacity and excitement for lifelong learning.

• Works to establish strong partnerships with public schools, industry, and transfer institutions to ensure that all students come prepared to succeed and depart with strong options for future growth and development.

• Overcomes barriers of distance, fear, poverty, and other constraints to education through creative use of resources.




•Effective communicator


•Proven leadership abilities

•Strong management skills

•Ability to develop community partnerships

•Team player

•Understands & appreciates the culture of the area

•Understands the economic needs of the community

•Be highly visible & engaged in the community



•Engages with all communities in the service area

•Strong financial management skills

•Promotes & continually improves the college curriculum

•Understands what it means to be a part of a statewide system

•Promotes professional development for faculty & staff

•Strong fundraising capabilities


1. An earned Doctorate from an accredited college or university

2. Senior-level executive experience in higher education, with preference given to community or technical college experience

3. Excellent oral and written communication skills

4. An approachable person of high integrity and energy, with a track record of building successful teams, inside and outside the organization.


Applicants will submit for review the following:

1. A current vita with cover letter addressing characteristics and qualifications; and

2. A list of five professional references, including names and telephone numbers (both home and business).

3. All application materials must be received by 5:00 PM EST on March 2, 2017.

The review of applications will begin March 7, 2017. Nominations and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

*Please Note:All semi-finalists will be required to submit a 10-minute video presentation.

All nominations and applications should be addressed to:

KCTCS President’s Office

Attention: Jackie B. Cecil, System Director of Human Resources Job #9751

300 North Main Street, Versailles, Kentucky 40383

For more information regarding this position, please visit the Southeast Kentucky Presidential Search webpage at

The Kentucky Community and Technical College System is an equal educational and employment opportunity institution and does not discriminate on the basis of; race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, disability,
family medical history, or genetic information. Further, we vigilantly prevent discrimination based on sexual orientation, parental status, marital status, political affiliation, military service, or any other non-merit based factor.

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