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Chancellor - University of Arkansas Pulaski Technical College

Pulaski Technical College (Ark.)
72118, North Little Rock
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The University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College (UA-PTC) is a proud member of the University of Arkansas System.  The University of Arkansas System is comprised of land-grant research institutions, a teaching hospital, seven community colleges, two schools of law, a presidential school, a residential math, science and arts high school, a collaborative change institute, and an online university, as well as divisions of agriculture, archaeology, and criminal justice. These entities exhibit unmatched economic and social impact across the state by providing numerous academic and professional opportunities. Below you will find the details for this leadership opportunity currently available at UA-PTC including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening.  To apply for the position, please click the Apply button located here:  


If you have a disability and need assistance with the hiring process, please submit a request to Tena Carrigan, Executive Assistant to the Search, via email at: [email protected] or by phone at (501) 812-2217.   Applicants are required to submit a separate request for each position for which they have applied. 


For general application assistance or if you have questions about this specific job posting, please contact Tena Carrigan via email at: [email protected] or by phone at (501) 812-2217. 

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Summary of Job Duties:
The President and Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas System invite letters of application and letters of nomination for the position of Chancellor of the University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College. The Chancellor is the chief executive officer and external representative of the institution and is responsible to the President of the University of Arkansas System. The Chancellor exercises broad responsibilities for all aspects of the academic, financial, student, and administrative dimensions of institutional operations, initiatives, and outcomes to ensure that the institution attains the mandates of its mission. 
UA-PTC is a student-centric institution that works to connect the talent, knowledge, and resources needed to promote student success and economic growth in central Arkansas and beyond.  It does so by providing access to high-quality education that promotes student learning and enables individuals to develop to their fullest potential.  UA-PTC’s service to students and central Arkansas is supported by institutional values that keep students first, commit to life-long learning, strive for excellence, act with integrity, promote inclusiveness, and foster community collaborations.

UA - Pulaski Tech's history dates to October 1945 when it was established as Little Rock Vocational School.  In October 1969, administration of the school was transferred to the Arkansas Board of Vocational Education and the school was renamed Pulaski Vocational Technical School.  UA-PTC moved to its present location in North Little Rock in 1976.  In 1991, the Arkansas General Assembly created the Arkansas Technical and Community College System and Pulaski Technical College was included along with 12 other technical colleges under the coordination of the Arkansas Board of Higher Education. Having joined the University of Arkansas System in 2017, UA-PTC, a comprehensive two-year college, offers associate degree and certificate programs for students who plan to transfer to four-year colleges and universities and/or for career preparation and advancement.  Today, UA-PTC serves students and the region from its locations in North Little Rock, Little Rock-South, Aerospace Technology Center, and the Business and Industry Center.

Minimum Qualifications 

UA-PTC’s next leader should be an individual with the courage to innovate and a commitment to fulfill the institution’s mission of expanded access to high-quality education that promotes learning and growth. 
Demonstrated leadership skills in an academic environment and senior experience in the administration of an institution of higher education.   
As an alternative to higher education experience, demonstrated leadership and management experience in a related public or private sector engagement.   
A master’s degree from an accredited institution. 

Preferred Qualifications 

Doctoral degree is preferred but not required with demonstrated, exceptional leadership experience.  
Senior experience in the administration of a college or university, or related public or private sector engagement, including a record of academic/professional accomplishment and of increasingly complex administrative responsibility in the professional field. 
Demonstrated understanding of and a commitment to the community college mission with priorities on transfer academic programs; career, professional, and technical education; and workforce and community education as key components of economic and workforce development. 
Well-developed communication skills, including demonstrated ability to work successfully with colleagues and collaboratively with faculty and staff in the shared governance tradition of the institution. 
The ability to think strategically, build consensus, and engage faculty, staff, and administration in collegial and constructive decision-making to enhance student life and learning for both traditional and non-traditional students. 
The ability to be an effective institutional advocate to a broad range of constituents and to work effectively with local, state, and national leaders and policymakers. 
The ability to lead an advancement effort in raising funds and building friends for the future of the institution, with an enthusiasm for fundraising and the willingness to make it a priority. 
Personal engagement on campus with students and student life and active involvement in the social and economic life of the community. 
A record of civic involvement and a commitment to work collaboratively with educational partnerships, business leaders and the community to carry out the mission of the institution. 
A commitment to and successful experience in forming focused and sustained partnerships with business/industry and other agencies in the community for the purposes of economic and workforce development. 
Demonstrated leadership skills, vision, integrity, and the ability to identify and build on the strengths of a large, urban institution and to serve as its champion. 

Desired Characteristics and Traits 

An individual with a deep understanding of and passion for the community college mission. 
A leader who is student-focused and will question how decisions affect students. 
A leader who possesses an understanding of the legislative process and can work effectively with legislators on statewide and local policy initiatives.  
A leader who has demonstrated fiscal responsibility, as well as strength in managing a budget.  
A forward-thinking leader who is innovative, creative, and resourceful.  
An individual who reaffirms community relations, exhibits community-mindedness and involvement, and is willing to maintain a strong public presence at community events.  
An individual with the willingness to understand the needs and importance of central Arkansas and who is committed to growing our region and calling it home.  
An individual with a proven track record of advocacy and support for technical/career education, academic programs, and workforce training.  
An individual who is highly visible on campus and maintains an interactive relationship with employees and students.  
An individual with teaching and/or senior leadership experience in a community college setting.  
A leader who is a data-driven decisionmaker who possesses a strong business acumen.  
An individual noted for integrity, honesty, and tact in personal and professional interactions.  
A leader with a team mentality who values, includes, and inspires employees.  
An individual who is personable, caring, and has a congenial sense of humor.  
An individual who encourages faculty and staff to participate in professional growth opportunities.  
An individual who is both sensitive to and committed to ethnic, cultural, and social diversity and inclusion.  
A leader who responds to local and regional industry and community needs and forms collaborative partnerships.  
A leader with experience with fundraising, securing donations, and financial support.  

Additional Information:

For more detailed information about UA-PTC, our region, our mission, and the chancellor’s search, please visit  

Salary Information:

Commensurate with education and/or experience

Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Curriculum Vitae, List of five Professional References (name, email, business title)
Optional Documents:

Proof of Veteran Status
Special Instructions for Nominations:

Letters of nomination and/or recommendation should be sent by the nominator to Tena Carrigan, Executive Assistant to the Search, via email at [email protected] and should include full name, address, and relevant contact information of the proposed candidate and should be in a PDF format. 
Evaluation of applications will begin on July 8, 2022. Applications will be accepted until 12 AM/Midnight on September 8, 2022.

Recruitment Contact Information:

Tena Carrigan, UA-PTC Executive Assistant to Search 
501-812-2217 |  [email protected]
All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site 

Instructions for uploading: 

Click "Apply" at this link

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