President, El Centro College

Dallas, Dallas County
Jan 22, 2014
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El Centro College, the flagship college of the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD), was founded in 1966 and is one of seven colleges, separately accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, within a large multi-college community college district, in Dallas, Texas.  El Centro College was fully reaffirmed in 2013.   The name “El Centro” reflects the college’s location in the heart of the city of Dallas. 

El Centro College provides freshman and sophomore courses in the liberal arts, and career/technical education leading to Associate Degrees or Certificates.  The college also provides continuing education, workforce development, cultural enrichment programs, developmental education programs, adult literacy, basic skills programs, dual credit and distance education programs.

Enrolling more than 10,000 credit students and more than 16,000 continuing education, adult education, and ESL students at its three campuses each semester, ECC is dedicated to meeting the educational needs of academically gifted and under-prepared students.  El Centro College has been recognized for several years by the Department of Education as an Hispanic-Serving Institution and became an Achieving the Dream college in 2011.

Over the past decade, ECC has expanded from a single-campus location to three distinct campuses; the original Downtown Campus, which now includes a separate building housing   the Center for Allied Health and Nursing; the Bill J. Priest Campus, focused on workforce and economic development; and the West Campus, built to serve a historically underserved segment of Dallas County.  In addition, the Dr. Wright L. Lassiter, Jr. Early College High School at El Centro College, a campus of the Dallas Independent School District, is housed at the Downtown Campus of ECC.  Learn more about El Centro College at .

El Centro College has a Strategic Plan that has been implemented throughout the entire institution; the strategic priorities are: (1) Student Success, (2) Employee Success, (3) Economic and Workforce Development, (4) Sustainable College and Community Development, (5) Streamlined Business and Fiscal Processes, and (6) Organizational and Institutional Effectiveness.  These priorities guide all decision-making and planning processes.  Approaching 50 years of service to the students and communities of Dallas County and beyond,   ECC seeks a president who will position the college for the future while honoring the college’s rich history.

For additional information and application procedures, please visit our web site and apply online at the following link

To ensure full consideration, all application materials must be received by February 19, 2014.

Confidential inquiries may be sent to .

The seven independently accredited colleges of the Dallas County Community College District are part of an equal opportunity system that provides education and employment opportunities without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Dallas County Community College District complies with the Americans with Disabilities and Veterans Act. If you require special accommodations in order to apply for a position, please contact the District Human Resources Office at