The Presidential Selection Committee and Board of Trustees invites applications for the position of President of Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC) in North Carolina. The president serves as the chief administrative officer of the college and reports directly to the Board of Trustees.
North Carolina’s third largest community college
As the state’s third largest community college, GTCC serves the residents of Guilford County (population 525,024) and operates five campuses and a Small Business Center with access to affordable, career-focused education.
The college serves 11,185 full-time equivalent students enrolled in curriculum courses and has an annual total enrollment of 32,804 which includes occupational continuing education, basic skills courses, and workforce development programs. With over 80 programs of study and more than 100 technical diplomas and industry certificates, GTCC supports success through innovative education, training, and partnerships and multiple career channels offerings.
GTCC is among 58-member institutions in the North Carolina Community College System and is fully accredited by the Commission on Colleges of Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC). Six decades of service to the community.
Founded in 1958 as Guilford Industrial Education Center, GTCC has experienced tremendous growth:
• GTCC boasts the state’s largest aviation program with a dedicated Aviation Campus at the Piedmont Triad International Airport.
• A new, state-of-the-art Center for Advanced Manufacturing on the college’s Jamestown, North Carolina campus supports growing industries of computer integrated machining, welding, and transportation technology.
• The Larry Gatlin School of Entertainment Technology and the Center for Performing and Creative Arts in High Point, North Carolina, serve as teaching laboratories and performance space for students.
• A Veterans Resource Center serves a 300+ veteran student population.
• Titan Link, a wraparound support services program, helps students with life issues that arise outside the classroom.
• The Cline Observatory on the Jamestown Campus offers school groups, families and the community free educational programming and public viewings.
North Carolina’s beautiful Piedmont Region, Atlantic Coast and Appalachian Mountains offer a variety of culture, outdoor recreation and business, education and career opportunities that make it a wonderful place to live.
Within just a few hour’s drive east of GTCC, the Atlantic coast offers access to beautiful beaches and quaint towns such as Wrightsville Beach and Sunset Beach. Travel west and the Blue Ridge Mountains offer art communities with breweries, restaurants, and for outdoor enthusiasts, Pisgah National Forest and Great Smoky Mountains National Park. North Carolina residents experience all four seasons with moderate temperatures. Each of the three regions – coastal, mountain and Piedmont – may vary within four to eight degrees with an annual average low of 46 degrees and average high of 74 degrees.
Guilford County is located in the Piedmont Triad and the cities of Greensboro and High Point have growing and vibrant downtowns with restaurants, art galleries and museums. Suburban communities are just minutes away from the city amenities. Guilford County is in the center of the state, with connections to all the primary routes of the interstate system in North Carolina. Piedmont Triad International Airport (PTI) is the air transportation hub of the region, and Amtrak operates daily passenger trains from Greensboro to Washington, DC and New York City.
National and global companies choose to locate in Guilford County and North Carolina and are bringing jobs in industrial machinery and equipment, food products, chemicals and allied products, textile mill products and transportation equipment.
As well as the 58 community colleges in North Carolina, the state school system includes 16 colleges and universities. Private schools such as Duke University, Wake Forest University, High Point University, Elon University and Davidson College are located within the state.
How to Apply:
This is a confidential search process. To ensure full consideration, application materials should be received no later than June 7, 2019. The position will remain open until filled.
To apply go to http://www.acctsearches.org and upload your documents.
Candidates will need to have the following information or materials available to complete the application:
1. A letter of application (not to exceed 5 pages) that succinctly addresses the opportunities and challenges identified in the Position Profile and demonstrates how the candidate’s experience and professional qualifications prepare them to serve as the President of Guilford Technical Community College.
2. A current resume including an email address and cellular telephone number.
3. A list of eight references: example, two to three supervisors, two to three direct reports and two to three faculty and/or staff members from current and former institutions.
For additional information, nominations or confidential inquiries please contact:
• Kennon Briggs, ACCT Search Consultant, [email protected], (919) 621-7988 (mobile)
• Julie Golder, J.D., Vice President of Search Services, ACCT, [email protected], (202) 384-5816 (mobile), 202-775-4466 (office)
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