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    Coastal Bend College 

    College President Job Posting 

    The Board of Trustees of Coastal Bend College invites letters of application and letters of nomination for the position of College President. The College President is the chief executive officer and external representative of the institution and is responsible to the Coastal Bend College Board of Trustees. The College President exercises broad responsibilities for all aspects of the academic, financial, student, and administrative dimensions of institutional operations, initiatives, and outcomes.  

    Coastal Bend College was founded as Bee County Junior College District by election on November 2, 1965. The election resulted from several years of work to establish a community college for Bee County. Support was shown by residents in an overwhelming five-to-one majority for the creation of the district. The desire for a community college was again demonstrated on December 7, 1965, when district citizens approved a tax to support BCC, and bond issues to build the College. The Board of Trustees changed the College’s name from Bee County College to Coastal Bend College on September 1, 1998. The name change was made because the service area was extended by an act of the Texas Legislature in 1995. The Coastal Bend College service area now includes Karnes, McMullen, Live Oak, Bee, Duval, Jim Wells and Brooks Counties, and parts of Atascosa and Kleberg Counties. The College operates four campuses in Beeville, Alice, Kingsville, and Pleasanton. Coastal Bend College employs approximately 365 employees and serves approximately 4633 students.  

    More information concerning Coastal Bend College, including the College’s Mission, Vision 2020, and adopted goals may be found at http://www.coastalbend.edu/about_cbc/.  

    Procedure for Submission of Letters of Interest  

    Letters of interest must include a curriculum vitae and a list of at least five references with names and contact information, including e-mail addresses. Letters of nomination and/or recommendation may be submitted and should include the full name and address of the proposed candidate and other information known by the nominator. Successful letters of interest and letters of nomination and/or recommendation should address the essential qualifications and desired characteristics and traits described below. 

    Electronic submission to cbcpresidentsearch@kbslawgroup.com is encouraged. 

    Mailed application materials should be sent to: 

    Cory Rush 

    Karczewski | Bradshaw | Spalding 

    3700 Buffalo Speedway, Suite 560 

    Houston, Texas 77098 

    Evaluation of applications will begin on August 12, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.  


    A master’s degree from an accredited institution is required and an earned doctoral degree is preferred. 

    At least five years of senior experience in the administration of a college or university, including a record of academic accomplishment and of increasingly complex administrative responsibility in higher education.  Candidates with comparable accomplishments in the public or private sectors relevant to higher education administration are encouraged to apply. 

    Demonstrated understanding of and a commitment to a community college mission with priorities on transfer academic programs; career, professional, and technical education; distance and dual credit education; and workforce and community education as key components of economic and workforce development. 

    Commitment to candor and transparency in interactions with the College’s Board of Trustees and a genuine desire to operate as a “team of eight” with a Board of Trustees. 

    Knowledgeable of developments in state, federal, and local laws and public policy affecting higher education and a demonstrable commitment to accurately preparing and submitting, in a timely manner, any and all reports required by the Board of Trustees, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, and other federal and state agencies. 

    The ability to prepare recommendations for the College’s annual budget, to ensure that funds are expended in accordance with the approved budget, to direct and supervise all financial accounting and ensure that funds are expended legally and controlled effectively, and to continuously explore opportunities to become more financially efficient. 

    Well-developed communications skills including a demonstrated ability to work successfully with colleagues and collaboratively with faculty and staff in the shared governance tradition of the institution; demonstrable skill in anticipating, managing, and resolving conflict. 

    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 legislators. 

    The ability to lead an advancement effort in raising funds and building relationships with stakeholders of the College, 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 successful and growing institution and to serve as its spokesperson. 


    Successful candidates should possess the following qualities: 

    • A thorough understanding of and passion for the community college mission; 

    • A proven track record of advocacy and support for technical/career education, academic programs, and workforce training; 

    • Teaching and senior leadership experience in a community college setting;  

    • Demonstrable fiscal responsibility, as well as strength in managing a budget; 

    • Data-driven with strong business acumen; 

    • Integrity, honesty, and tact in personal and professional interactions; 

    • Team mentality who values, includes, and inspires employees; 

    • Skills to attract and retain talent and to motivate others to obtain success; 

    • Personable, caring, and affable; 

    • Supportive of faculty and staff participating in professional growth opportunities; 

    • Willingness to be highly visible on campuses and maintain an interactive relationship with employees and students; 

    • Student-driven and will question how decisions affect students;    

    • Sensitive to and committed to ethnic, cultural, and social diversity and inclusion;

    • Active listener and intuitive interpersonal communication skills; 

    • Forward-thinking and innovative, creative, and resourceful; 

    • Responsive to local industry and community needs and forming collaborative partnerships; 

    • Committed to community relations, community-mindedness and involvement, and is willing to maintain a strong public presence at community events; 

    • An administrator with experience with fundraising, securing donations, and financial support; 

    • Knowledgeable of the legislative process and can work effectively with legislators on statewide and local initiatives; and 

    • Understanding and appreciation of rural communities and committed to living in Bee County.