Presidential Search Updates 
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THE SEARCH FOR SEARK'S PRESIDENT

The Board of Trustees has announced that the search is underway for the next President of Southeast Arkansas College (SEARK).

Applications and nominations for the position of President of SEARK are currently being accepted until the position is filled.

The target date for applications is: Tuesday, October 10, 2017.

If you have any questions or suggestions, or would like to make a confidential inquiry please contact our ACCT Search Consultants:

  • Narcisa Polonio, Ed.D., Executive Vice President for Board Leadership Services, narcisa_polonioatacct.org and 202-276-1983 (mobile)
  • Julie Golder, J.D., Board Services Coordinator, jgolderatacct.org, 202-775-4466 (office) or 202-384-5816

Presidential Profile
Southeast Arkansas College

Southeast Arkansas College (SEARK) has a history of stable leadership and the next President of Southeast Arkansas College will be a leader committed to addressing the following challenges and opportunities:


Challenges and Opportunities

  • To continue to invest in the tradition of academic excellence and develop innovative approaches to increase enrollment, student success and retention.
  • To further improve SEARK’s visibility throughout the six-county service area and expand relationships with the business community to successfully meet the educational needs of the local workforce.
  • To develop opportunities that will successfully address economic challenges within the state and region and understand the challenges presented by a decreasing population throughout SEARK’s service area.

Ideal Characteristics

Southeast Arkansas College seeks an experienced and visionary leader committed to an institution serving rural and suburban communities who embraces the community college mission and is/has:

  • A passionate student-centered leader with successful academic and vocational experience with a successful track record of increasing enrollment.
  • A strategic leader who will serve as a forceful advocate for SEARK’s mission and vision.
  • An innovator skilled in creating strong and successful workforce partnerships.
  • A visible leader who will serve a vital role in current civic, economic and quality of life initiatives including, but not limited to, Go Forward Pine Bluff.
  • A dynamic leader who will be a vital and visible part of the current efforts to increase regional employment opportunities.
  • A seasoned fundraiser with a successful track record of identifying and creating new revenue sources.
  • A fiscal steward who has experience working with large and complex budgets.
  • A politically savvy individual with experience at the local, county, state and federal level.
  • An educational partner who seeks to strengthen relationships with the District's K-12 schools and the region's postsecondary institutions.
  • A proven administrator able to work effectively with governing boards.
  • An administrator experienced in attracting, recruiting and retaining quality faculty.
  • An astute and highly visible spokesperson who will effectively convey SEARK's interests throughout the community.
  • An individual with a successful performance record in the area of allied health.
  • An academic with successful experience working with regional accreditation.
  • A technologically savvy individual capable of prioritizing technology needs.
  • A leader who fosters a culturally inclusive environment and promotes cultural diversity.
  • A dynamic communicator and team builder who will work collaboratively with faculty, staff and students.
  • Experience providing leadership for a college foundation.
  • An energetic, approachable, decisive and participatory team builder.
  • A compassionate individual who possess the highest level of integrity and honesty.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Senior level administrative experience, preferably at a community college.
  • Teaching experience, preferably at a community college.
  • Earned doctorate from a regionally accredited institution.

The Board of Trustees has announced that the search is underway for the next President of Southeast Arkansas College (SEARK).

Applications and nominations for the position of President of SEARK are currently being accepted until the position is filled.

The target date for applications is: Tuesday, October 10, 2017.

If you have any questions or suggestions, or would like to make a confidential inquiry please contact our ACCT Search Consultants:

  • Narcisa Polonio, Ed.D., Executive Vice President for Board Leadership Services, narcisa_polonioatacct.org and 202-276-1983 (mobile)
  • Julie Golder, J.D., Board Services Coordinator, jgolderatacct.org, 202-775-4466 (office) or 202-384-5816