Director of Kenai Peninsula College

Soldotna, Alaska
Dec 18, 2020
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University of Alaska Anchorage

Director of Kenai Peninsula College

University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) invites nominations and applications for the position of Director of Kenai Peninsula College (KPC).

A leading community campus of the University of Alaska Anchorage, Kenai Peninsula College is poised for continued growth, innovation, and service to its community under the leadership of the new Director. Succeeding Director Gary Turner, the next Director will continue to champion this dynamic campus, serving as its lead spokesperson and advocate within the local community, the region, the broader UAA system, and the state. The incoming Director will uphold KPC’s strong connection to its community and will forge new partnerships that provide support for both the College and local industry. The Director will leverage the many strengths of the College, including its excellent academic program, exemplary distance learning approach, beautiful location, and unique residential opportunities, in order to ensure that the College remains strong in the years to come. 

To succeed in this role, the incoming Director must be a demonstrated leader in community education with a passion for supporting students, faculty, and staff in a close-knit academic community. She/he/they should be an excellent communicator, able to build lasting relationships with everyone in the KPC community, including those in local and regional industry. This person should also be able to navigate the complexities of working within a multi-campus University as well as a large public system, demonstrating the capacity to serve as an ambassador and bring a strong voice to conversations around budget and community campus engagement and collaboration within the system. 

A master's degree from a regionally accredited institution is required along with three to five years of administrative leadership experience, including program planning, budget management, and the development and management of personnel. A doctorate (or equivalent terminal degree) is preferred. Administrative leadership experience in higher education/post-secondary setting is strongly preferred. The full position description and requirements for application can be found here

For best consideration, please send all nominations and applications to:

Thomas Fitch, Partner

Julia Patton, Senior Associate

Storbeck Search

[email protected]  

For more information about Kenai Peninsula College, please visit

We especially encourage applications from candidates who understand the diversity present in Alaska, our local community and student body, and who will enhance and promote engagement with other cultures.

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