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Arkansas State University invites nominations and applications for the position of chancellor of Arkansas State University-Beebe.  The chancellor will function as the chief executive officer of the institution and will report to the Arkansas State University System president. 

ASU-Beebe has over 90 years’ experience in providing higher education opportunities to prepare students for a variety of careers. Our students complete associate’s degrees or technical certificates, then enter the workforce or transfer to a four-year university. ASU-Beebe’s unique programs include Veterinary Technology and a partnership agreement with John Deere in Agriculture Equipment Technology. We also offer the only Associate of Fine Arts and accredited Pharmacy Technology degrees in Arkansas. Centrally located, ASU-Beebe has additional campuses at Searcy, Heber Springs and the Little Rock Air Force Base.  ASU-Beebe has an average enrollment of more than 3,500 students and is the only two-year college in the state with residence halls.  For students seeking a four-year degree, ASU-Beebe collaborates with Arkansas State University in Jonesboro to offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees on the Beebe campus in business, education, nursing, technology and more.

Arkansas State University-Beebe seeks a dynamic, visionary, transparent, creative leader who understands and values two-year degree programs, vocational-technical training, and nontraditional students. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong character and integrity, an appreciation for diversity, and the ability to work with multiple institutional constituencies resulting from experience in previous academic and/or administrative roles. A terminal degree, a minimum of five years of executive leadership experience, and experience with a multi-campus institution are preferred.

ASU-Beebe seeks an accessible/approachable chancellor who understands the role of student services and campus life as part of the educational process and will administer the following responsibilities:

• Represent the campuses and the university with fairness and integrity;

• Organize an efficient and responsive structure for the management of academic, student, and financial components of the administration that embraces the principles of shared governance and is consistent with board policies and institutional procedures;

• Communicate effectively and work cooperatively with faculty, staff, students, the system president, and the Board of Visitors; 

• Recruit, appoint, and evaluate the executive staff of the institution, and make staffing decisions as needed; 

• Focus on increased enrollment through strong high school and business partnerships and recruiting; 

• Develop and maintain effective constituent relationships with elected officials, the communities we serve, donors/campus development councils, alumni, and external support groups;

• Support a comprehensive strategic planning process to develop a shared vision for the future of the institution and link planning with budgetary and decision-making processes;

• Promote stability and continuity in institutional operations and strategic initiatives and activities;

• Support initiatives unique to the institution, including those for active military service members and veterans and the fine arts;

• Embrace emerging technologies and promote the importance of technology;

• Work closely with business and industry partners to identify, design, and implement technical education programs;

• Enhance advancement initiatives through private fund-raising, grant applications, marketing, and alumni relations;

• Collaborate with Arkansas State University-Jonesboro, and other universities, to provide additional baccalaureate degree programs.

The city of Beebe, incorporated in 1875, is known as an ideal hometown because of its family-friendly atmosphere and outstanding public schools. With a population of 8,160, it’s situated at the crossroads of U.S. 64 and U.S. 67/167 in one of the 10 fastest growing counties in Arkansas. Beebe’s central location is just 35 miles from Little Rock and Clinton National Airport and two hours from Memphis. 

Review of applications will begin on March 27, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.  Under the provisions of the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act, applications are subject to public inspection.  The new chancellor will assume office on a date mutually agreed upon with the System President and Board of Trustees.  Application materials (to include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of five references) must be electronically submitted (MS Word or Adobe PDF) via [email protected]

Additional information, including an institutional profile and more detailed job description, may be found at http://www.asub.edu/about-us/chancellor-search.aspx

All other communications should be directed to:

Pam Kail

Executive Assistant to the System President

Phone (870) 933-7903

[email protected]

Arkansas State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer




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Posted: 2/16/2018
Application Due: 4/17/2018
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