Presidential Search

Procedure for Candidacy

Minimum Qualifications

  • An earned doctorate from a regionally accredited institution of higher education
  • At least five years of successful senior leadership experience as a vice president, vice chancellor, provost, president, or chancellor in a regionally accredited college, university, or higher education system
  • Successful teaching experience at an accredited college or university
  • Full-time experience in a public community college or system

The SFSC District Board of Trustees reserves the right to consider alternative minimum qualifications they deem equivalent.

Application Process

Candidates will be asked to prepare a concise letter of interest briefly stating how they meet the personal and professional qualifications listed, how their background will serve as preparation to succeed as president of SFSC, and how the challenges and issues identified in the Presidential Profile would be addressed. This letter should be addressed to the Presidential Search Screening Committee and uploaded to the college’s online application system along with a list of five professional and character references, a résumé and/or vita, and other supporting documentation. The official SFSC Employment Application must also be completed for full consideration. The electronic form resides in the college’s online application system which may be accessed directly at

Application Review

Review of applications will begin Feb. 11, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. The successful candidate is expected to begin employment on or about July 1, 2013.

Nominations and Inquires

Dr. Jeff Hockaday is assisting the board in this search and may be reached at or 919-718-9812.

General inquires may be directed to Susan Hale, director, Human Resources, at or 863-784-7336.

All application materials must be submitted electronically as indicated above.