The Board of Trustees of Belmont College in St. Clairsville, Ohio invites nominations and applications for the position of president. The president is responsible for leading the creation of a dynamic organizational structure that will promote a student-centered teaching and learning environment for all stakeholders in a three county area of the upper Ohio Valley. As the primary spokesperson for the college, the president is charged with creating an academic and educational mission for the college while representing and promoting the college's core values, goals, and operating capacities with other educational, business, and legislative bodies across the major service area, throughout the state, and nationally. The new president will be expected to take office in the late summer or early fall of 2014.
The next president of Belmont College must be familiar with rural, Appalachian-type settings and the cultural nuances that accompany such environments. The president will be expected to become an integral part of the community, not only through their professional service, but also through making a home in the area and actively participating in community and volunteer activities.
Belmont College is being assisted in this search by Academic Search, Inc. Nominators or prospective candidates may direct inquiries or questions to Senior Consultant Jacqueline Woods at email@example.com or Associate Consultant Lauren Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org. A full position profile can be viewed by going to www.academic-search.com and clicking on current searches. Nominations and applications will be received until the position is filled but, in order to receive full consideration, candidates are encouraged to submit their materials by June 6, 2014.
Application materials should consist of curriculum vitae, substantive cover letter addressing required and preferred qualifications, and list of five references, none of whom will be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate. All application materials must be submitted electronically to BelmontCollege@academic-search.com.
Know the laws in the state of Ohio regarding personal/personnel records and data. Ohio Revised Code (which is accessible on the Internet) Chapter 1347 refers to personal information. Chapter 149 is the Ohio public records law. This law essentially says that once a candidate submits information for consideration for this position, the information is subject to the public records law and would have to be disclosed if a public records request were received from the media, individual or anyone else.