The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) seeks a highly ethical, caring, energetic, dynamic, student-focused, innovative and visionary leader to serve as the President/CEO of West Kentucky Community and Technical College in Paducah, KY. This leader will be responsible for achieving the student success, workforce readiness and strategic goals needed for WKCTC 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.
THE SYSTEM AND THE COLLEGE
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. West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC) is one of the 16 colleges. WKCTC enrolls 6,053 students on an annual basis, has 6 campuses (3 in Paducah; 3 in an adjacent counties) and serves Workforce clients with customized instructional programs.
KCTCS and the Board of Directors of West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC) seek a visionary educator with an outstanding record of strong leadership, educational accomplishments and an ability 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 WKCTC 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 mission of West Kentucky Community and Technical College is to provide excellence in teaching and learning, promote student success, and support economic development. To accomplish this mission, the college will provide the following:
• Academic, general education, and technical courses leading to certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees
• A general academic curriculum of university-parallel courses meeting transfer requirements of the first two years of a baccalaureate degree
• Technical and occupational curricula designed to meet current and future workforce needs
• Community partnerships as an integral component in assessing and providing programs for cultural, educational, economic, and civic development
• A comprehensive program of transitional education
• Customized training to meet the changing needs of business and industry
• Adult and continuing education
• Associated services including, but not limited to, library services, cultural and enrichment opportunities, information technology resources, and student support service
West Kentucky Community and Technical College will empower individuals to achieve excellence through innovative and equitable learning opportunities and will continue to be a nationally preeminent community college.
The values adopted by the institution mirror the values expressed by the Kentucky Community and Technical College System and reflect the operational culture of the college.
The West Kentucky Community and Technical College values include:
• Responsiveness to students, employers, and communities
• Access with innovative and flexible delivery
• Trust, respect, and open communication
• Continuous improvement
• Inclusion, multiculturalism, and engagement
• Strong communication skills
• Proven leadership skills
• Team builder
• Demonstrated commitment to student success
• Strategic thinker
• Understands community college students
• Ability to develop community partnerships
• Financial background with an understanding of the budgeting process
• Embraces and is highly visible in the community
• Understands the service region of the college
• Aware of and responsive to workforce needs of the community
• Understands and embraces technology
• Proven fundraising skills
• Strengthen transfer relationships
• Develop high school partnerships
• Understands what it means to be a part of a system
• Appreciation of the arts
• Risk Taker
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. 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 June 16, 2016.
The review of applications will begin June 20, 2016. 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 emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or via mail and addressed to:
KCTCS President’s Office
Attention: Jackie B. Cecil, System Director of Human Resources Job #9701
300 North Main Street, Versailles, Kentucky 40383
For more information regarding this position, please visit the West Kentucky Presidential Search webpage at http://WestKentucky.kctcs.edu/Presidential_Search.aspx
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.