Jun 08, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Nebraska State College System
Chancellor Search

The Trustees of the Nebraska State College System (NSCS) seek a Chancellor to replace Chancellor Stan Carpenter, who is retiring after eighteen years of service. The proposed starting date of the new chancellor will be on or around January 1, 2019.

The Nebraska State College System and the Board of Trustees
Located in Lincoln Nebraska, and established in 1867, the Board of Trustees of the Nebraska State Colleges is the governing board for three state colleges; Chadron State, Peru State, and Wayne State. An established partner within the rural communities they serve, the colleges provide an engaging, personalized and rewarding college experience. NSCS is committed to providing a high-quality four-year education that is affordable and accessible to all students.

The selected Chancellor will find a Board of Trustees that is committed to ensuring the long-term sustainability of the Nebraska State College System and the colleges within the NSCS so that each may continue to serve students, its region, and the state of Nebraska. In recognition of challenges and opportunities currently facing the institutions, the strategic priorities of leadership, vision, and innovation have been set forth as foremost drivers for the next Chancellor. The Board is committed to providing strong support to - and working in close partnership with - the Chancellor to direct the System to bring about positive and effective change.

The Chancellor
The Chancellor serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Nebraska State College System and the Chief Administrative Officer for the Board of Trustees and the System Office and is accountable to the Board of Trustees for administration and oversight of the Nebraska State Colleges according to Board Policy and the laws of the state and federal government. The Chancellor shall report directly to the Board on matters of policy and administration in academics and operational areas for the System and shall act as the Secretary for the Board of Trustees.

The Chancellor shall have broad delegated authority to carry out assigned duties and responsibilities, including the authority to interpret and secure implementation of Board Policy and to establish administrative policy for the proper governance of the System. The Chancellor is responsible for policy implementation and System administration by providing vision, leadership, planning, advocacy, coordination and management for the System with a commitment to quality management. The Chancellor directly oversees the presidents of the three State Colleges and the vice chancellors in the System Office.

More information about the Chancellor position can be found in the profile: http://://

The Nomination and Application Process
Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. The Board of Trustees has exclusively retained Academic Search, Inc. to assist with this search. Confidential conversations are welcome and may be obtained by contacting Jay Lemons, President of Academic Search or Senior Consultant Jessica Kozloff at one of the following emails: [email protected] or [email protected]. All inquiries and submissions will be treated in confidence. The position will remain open until filled but full consideration can only be guaranteed to those applications received by August 8, 2018. Nominations and applications should be sent in to [email protected].

Applications will include a letter that addresses the desired qualifications and leadership characteristics described in the Leadership Profile that can be located at searches (or by contacting one of the consultants listed above), a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of five references, who will not be contacted without permission.

The Trustees are committed to providing applicants with the highest level of confidentiality permitted by Nebraska law. As a public body, application materials, including the application itself, the curriculum vitae, reference letters, and school transcripts (if requested) may become public records in the event the applicant is deemed to be a finalist under Nebraska Revised Statute 84-172.05(15).


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