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Hill College
Hillsboro, Texas (US)

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The Hill College Board of Regents is seeking a leader with strong leadership and superb communication skills who will be highly committed to the following:

The President serves as the chief executive officer of Hill College and is responsible for the overall direction of the institution and for the interpretation of its purposes and goals to the broader community including liaison with other educational institutions and with local, state, and federal governments. The President is responsible for all operations of the college.

Minimum Education and Experience:

1.  An earned doctorate from a regionally accredited higher education institution.

2.  Minimum five years of executive-level administrative experience.


1.  At least ten years of experience working in or knowledge of higher education.

2.  Community college experience.

The Board of Regents seeks a leader to:

1.  Develop and maintain cooperative relationships with various community partners, and key community leaders, including elected officials and stakeholders in Hillsboro, Cleburne, Burleson, and the broader Hill College service area.

2.  Enhance and build student enrollment both within and outside the taxing district.

3.  Develop fundraising and donor relations to expand and support programs and services in the district and to increase external resources for supporting critical educational initiatives and capital projects.

4.  Demonstrate success in strategic planning, fiscal management, resource allocation, and personnel supervision.

5.  Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with local school district personnel to expand dual credit opportunities within the service area.

6.  Work cooperatively with four-year university partners to enhance transfer opportunities.

7.  Support and promote intercollegiate athletics and work cooperatively with coaches and athletes.

8.  Provide strong guidance and experience with workforce and technical education needs in the Central and North Central Texas Regions.

9.  Communicate using multiple methods of communication as means of transparency for constituents being served.

10.  Build relationships with local legislators, as well as involvement at the local and state level, serving on state and local organizations and committees.

11.  Support and promote internal and external events with an emphasis on promoting student success.

12.  Promote and advance commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and quality of the campus culture.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

1.  Ability to project a positive public image.

2.  Proven results as a strong student-centered leader who promotes student success.

3.  A fiscally responsible leader.

4.  Ability to analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals.

5.  Proven ability to lead in a crisis, communicate clearly, and maintain focus on the problems at hand.

6.  A dynamic, strategic, innovative, and visionary planner who can set priorities and align planning, assessment, and budgeting processes with the college’s mission.

7.  A collegial and passionate leader who builds connections while enhancing the college’s reputation in the local communities and state.

Compensation: Salary commensurate with qualifications.

About the College

Hillsboro Junior College was one of the first public junior colleges in Texas when established in 1923. Its humble first session began with six faculty members and 52 students. In all, 87 students were officially enrolled that first year. They enjoyed an impressive new building and overwhelming community support.

Hill College is now home to three locations and a significant online enrollment. Over 30 academic and career programs, organized in four pathways, are available to students. The Hill County Campus in Hillsboro is a residential campus with nine athletic teams and strong music and performing arts presence. It is also home to the Texas Heritage Museum, Home of the Official Texas State Medal of Honor Memorial to Native-Born Texans.

The current Johnson County Campus in Cleburne was established after a local maintenance and operation tax was passed in the late 1990s. The Cleburne location is a commuter campus with both academic and technical programs. In the last few decades, the college has significantly expanded technical programs and partnerships, including opening the Cleburne Technical Center and serving as a founding member of the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3).

The college’s center in Burleson opened in response to local demand in a rapidly growing community. After more than a decade in operation, a new facility will open in late 2022 resulting from a partnership between the college, local school district, and the city. Additionally, the college and school district partner to offer an Early College program for Burleson students.

Dual credit enrollment, and valuable partnerships with the 28 local school districts, continue to grow and shape the college landscape locally. University partnerships are vital to the future success of students. In 2016, Hill College became a teaching site for Texas Tech University allowing students to earn a bachelor’s degree locally in Johnson County. Through continuing education offerings, Hill College provides area employers with customized training and offers classes to help residents learn or enhance skills.

Application Process

To be considered for this position, please submit the following:

1.  Letter of application that addresses the position profile and demonstrates how the candidate’s experience and professional qualifications prepare them to serve the needs of Hill College (not to exceed four [4] pages).

2.  Current resume (not to exceed six [6] pages)

Please do not apply for this position through the Hill College web portal. All application materials should only be sent to:[email protected]

For information about the application process and/or a copy of the complete job description, please contact:

Dr. Dennis Michaelis


[email protected]

Hill College is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in education and employment. The college does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in the administration of its educational programs, activities, or employment policies.

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