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The Seminole State College Board of Trustees invites nominations and applications for the position of President. This exciting opportunity is being created by the retirement of the institution's highly successful chief executive, Dr. E. Ann McGee, who is stepping down on July 31, 2018, after 22 years of distinguished service. The trustees seek a dynamic president who will lead Seminole State College to new levels of excellence, serving students and Central Florida with innovative programs and initiatives. Seminole State's third president is expected to assume office during the summer of 2018.  The president reports to the Board of Trustees. Seminole State is part of the Florida College System, a network of twenty-eight institutions. The College is proud of its nearly 1,800 talented faculty and staff and is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Since its founding in 1965, Seminole State has grown to become a cutting-edge, four-campus institution, serving nearly 30,000 students annually with more than 200 associate and bachelor's degree, certificate, continuing education, professional development, English language and academic foundation programs. The College is proud of its tradition of offering open educational access. Seminole State attracts students from 35 states and 71 countries. The College features academic programs ranked among the best in the nation. It is renowned across the country for its achievements in diversity and the quality of work life. Seminole State College is a major driver of economic vitality, with an impact on its region totaling hundreds of millions of dollars. Acclaimed as an educational innovator, Seminole State is a model for others to emulate.

The College's third president will be a strategic-thinking, action-oriented educator, with an established track record of successful, senior leadership at the dean level or above in a higher education institution. S/he will be a visionary champion for academic excellence; a charismatic, collaborative, caring, ethical professional; an effective communicator who naturally builds community and partnerships. The new president will be talented in working with donors, public officials and the media. S/he will continue Seminole State's superb tradition of celebrating diversity. An earned doctorate or a terminal degree is required at the time of appointment. Collegiate teaching experience is strongly preferred.

Nominations, Applications, and Inquiries

The President Search Committee will begin a review of applications immediately and continue work until an appointment is made. To assure full consideration, applications should be received by February 8, 2018, and include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and four professional references with email addresses and telephone numbers. References will not be contacted without prior authorization from the applicant. Additional information can be found in the Position Profile.

Applications should be sent electronically (MS Word or PDF Format) to SeminoleStatePres@agbsearch.com.  Please direct nominations and inquiries to: Mr. Frederick V. Moore, Executive Search Consultant, AGB Search, 712.299.2544, fred.moore@agbsearch.com or Dr. Roderick J. McDavis, Managing Principal, AGB Search, 804.514.1982, rod.mcdavis@agbsearch.com.

Candidates are advised that Florida's public records law is very broad and applications are public record as soon as they are received. Other documents related to the search and application process are also considered public record subject to certain limited exceptions. Please contact the search consultants with any questions.

Seminole State College of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and strictly prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, pregnancy, national origin, ethnicity, age, sex, gender, veterans' or military status, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status or any other factor protected under applicable federal, state, and local rules, laws, and regulations in its programs, activities, and employment.

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President Search

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