The chancellor of the Alamo Colleges invites applications and nominations for the positions of President of San Antonio College and President of Northwest Vista College in San Antonio, Texas.
The Alamo Colleges, based in San Antonio and Bexar County, serve an eight county region in beautiful Central and South Texas. The five colleges – St. Philip's (est. 1898), San Antonio (est. 1925), Palo Alto (est. 1985), Northwest Vista (est. 1995), and Northeast Lakeview (est. 2007) - offer outstanding, award winning academic and leadership programs that are increasing student achievement in creative and exciting ways. These are two opportunities for the well-prepared and experienced leader to join the Alamo Colleges' Chancellor, faculty, staff and students in achieving new strategies that are producing results in student achievement and organizational performance.
San Antonio College
A Hispanic Serving Institution with semester enrollment of more than 22,000, SAC is the largest single campus community college in Texas. New student housing and a broad range of transfer and workforce programs near Downtown San Antonio represents an exciting opportunity for the committed and passionate leader. A strong faculty and dedicated staff are committed to enhancing the students' experience and new facilities, including the Scobee Education Center, will enhance learning for the entire community. The Travis Early College High School and strong dual credit programs are leading strategies for increasing student achievement and increasing community respect and support for the Alamo Colleges.
Northwest Vista College
A Hispanic Serving Institution with a semester enrollment of more than 16,000 students, NVC is located in a beautiful Hill Country setting on the northwest side of San Antonio. Its gorgeous campus in one of the fastest growing geographic regions of Texas provides exciting expansion opportunities. With its capable, dedicated faculty and staff, and a focus on active learning NVC has achieved among the best student success outcomes in the state. In proximity to the Medical Center and several research facilities, NVC provides a strong foundation for STEM programs to serve the Greater San Antonio region as well as arts, humanities and other core studies that undergird both work and citizenship
About Our College Presidents
The College Presidents serve as the Chief Executive Officer of the College and, in conjunction with the Vice Chancellors and other Alamo College Presidents, provide the planning, managing and directing of all operational areas of the college within our multi-college system. They are responsible for supporting the philosophical tenets reflected in the Board's mission, vision and values. These tenets include the:
- Primacy of student success;
- Accountability for institutional performance;
- Belief that all students can learn;
- Acceptance and implementation of a culture of evidence;
- The practice of collaborative leadership that integrates the Baldrige Performance model, Principle Centered Leadership and Student Success, what we call The Alamo Way.
In addition to job specific requirements, the ideal candidate will possess experience in a multi-college environment and be able to contribute to the development of a highly innovative, collaborative and creative culture.
About San Antonio
San Antonio, the nation's seventh largest city, has a dynamic, multi-cultural economy, rapidly expanding from traditional military and service sectors into telecommunications, biomedical science, aerospace, information technology and manufacturing. San Antonio and the region are focused on expanding educational access; thus, this is an exceptional opportunity to contribute to the Alamo Colleges' vision.
The date after which applications are not guaranteed review is April 25, 2014.
For confidential inquiries, please contact Dr. Parker Chesson, Presidential Search Consultant for Gold Hill Associates at 919-418-4845.
The Alamo Colleges do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation with respect to access, employment programs, or services.