The Board of Regents of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System invites nominations and applications for the position of President of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.
The President oversees a system of 16 individually accredited comprehensive community and technical colleges with over 70 locations serving over 100,000 students annually. KCTCS has an annual operating budget of approximately $908 million and touches the lives of more than 500,000 citizens. KCTCS provides 115 academic programs awarding certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees and plays a vital role in the economic future of Kentucky. In addition to for-credit offerings, the System provides a variety of initiatives and services that are helping to develop high-skilled workers for today's fast-paced and globally competitive workplace. The KCTCS President serves as an ex-officio voting member of the Foundation Board and provides direction and guidance to the board on its fundraising agenda to support KCTCS.
KCTCS is governed by a 14-member Board of Regents. Eight members are appointed by the Governor and six are elected members: two members of the teaching faculty are elected by faculty; two members of the nonteaching personnel are elected by nonteaching personnel; and two members of the student body are elected by students.
The Kentucky Community and Technical College System Board of Regents seeks a highly experienced, inclusive and visionary leader who will serve the needs of the citizens of Kentucky and serve as an advocate for KCTCS with a continuing focus on the following challenges and opportunities:
Advance the KCTCS mission and work
collaboratively with the colleges and all constituents to move
forward with the ambitious agenda to become the nation’s premier
community college system.
Serve in a key leadership role for
the economy of Kentucky, addressing the decrease in state funding
while developing new revenue sources by attracting new businesses
and industries to the Commonwealth.
Engage the educational attainment in
order to increase student success, and
Promote and enhance the System’s
commitment to academic excellence and occupational training in
order to meet the demand-driven workforce needs throughout
Ensure the proper balance between
academic offerings and customized workforce training programs.
Grow educational partnerships to
ensure a seamless transition with Kentucky’s secondary education
system and 4-year colleges and universities.
Increase communication, fostering
collaboration, and unifying systemwide policies while achieving the
proper balance of autonomy to the individual colleges.
Continuously engage and partner with
business and industry to define workforce needs; and design and
provide coursework and training in line with needs across
Update and unify technology
infrastructure to support online education.
Develop course delivery structures
that respond to changing technological innovation.
Engage college and system leadership
to enhance communication between and among the colleges and the
Work closely with the college
presidents to increase college access to centralized resources and
shared service opportunities.
Review System structure of staff,
faculty staffing, salary structure while supporting professional
Establish consistent policies across
the KCTCS System.
Increase the recruitment, hiring, and
retention of diverse faculty and staff and the diverse enrollment
and support of minority and nontraditional students.
Align with the Council on
Postsecondary Education and its Statewide Strategic Agenda.
Work effectively with
The Kentucky Community and Technical College System Board of Regents is seeking an innovative, visible and accessible leader who possesses an understanding of the complexity of a large State System and a successful track record in the areas listed below.
Student Learning and Success
Focus on teaching and learning and
maintaining the standard of providing a quality education at an
Lead systemwide efforts to recruit
and retain talented and dedicated faculty.
Ensure that workforce training needs
are met and strengthened.
Improve student, completion,
retention, and attainment rates.
Knowledgeable about diverse delivery
models of learning.
Strategic Leadership and Organizational Planning
Provide exceptional fiscal
accountability and have extensive experience managing large,
Possesses an excellent track record
with large-scale fundraising initiatives
Supports professional development for
faculty and staff.
Have experience providing oversight
and prioritizing multiple construction projects and facilities
Leadership and Advocacy
Be a politically astute leader with a
strong voice and extensive experience working with a state governor
and federal/state legislators in advocating for the strategic
Have extensive experience working
with and for a governing board.
Have a successful track record of
developing meaningful community partnerships.
Has a comprehensive understanding of
the different needs of urban, suburban and rural communities.
Increase diversity and actively lead
efforts to recruit minority administrators, staff, faculty, and
students to reflect changing populations.
Advocate specific needs of
non-traditional student constituency groups to support student
success (ex.: military veterans, students reentering the
workforce, single parents, senior citizens and adult
Be knowledgeable about achievement,
and opportunity gap-closing methodologies.
A person of vision and integrity who
is compassionate and intelligent.
An effective communicator with
outstanding relationship skills.
A respectful and fair-minded
individual who values inclusiveness at all levels and has students
at the heart of every decision.
Proven effective leadership skills in
leading a complex statewide organization.
An individual who can lead decisively
and strategically while facing a great amount of uncertainty.
Collaborative leadership style.
An earned doctorate degree from a
regionally accredited college or university is preferred, with a
minimum of a master’s degree from an accredited college or
At least 10 years of senior level
administrative experience, preferably at a community college and/or
Experience with business and industry
and economic development is preferred.
Higher education teaching experience
The target date for applications is Monday, October 19, 2020. Nominations and applications are accepted until the position is filled. For additional information about the search, please visit https://kctcs.edu/presidential-search/index.aspx or goldhillassociates.com.
Application materials should be submitted to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For additional information, nominations or confidential inquiries, contact Dr. Preston Pulliams, President/CEO, Gold Hill Associates, Preston@goldhillassociates.com, (503-704-3425).
KCTCS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and has an affirmative duty to reasonably accommodate otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.
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