President of the College
Northwest Vista College (NVC) seeks confidential applications and nominations for the next President to lead the college into the future following the retirement of current President Ric Baser. The president of the college reports to the Chancellor and serves on the Alamo Colleges District (ACD) Senior Leadership Team to further the mission of the college and ACD. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced leader with a true passion for the mission of community colleges to lead a team of talented faculty, staff, and administrators at the college and join a team of committed high performing colleagues in ACD. NVC has enjoyed a strong reputation and national accolades in past years and is poised to excel in the future. Alamo Colleges District is engaged in collaborative work within the community and has embraced the shared “moonshot” goal to eliminate poverty in San Antonio.
Today, the college enjoys a spacious green, pedestrian-friendly campus with 14 buildings and two parking garages situated on 137 acres in the fast-growing northwest region of San Antonio. The college is opening a new STEM building soon and has a new Veteran’s Center, along with an additional campus, among other capital projects in the planning stages. NVC continues to grow and serve students and the community through innovative college practices, such as providing free education to many area high school graduates through AlamoPROMISE.
Alamo Colleges District (ACD) is a nationally recognized community college district and the recipient of the 2018 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation’s highest honor for performance excellence. In 2020, ACD won the Leah Meyer Austin Award given by the Achieving the Dream Network, recognizing the District’s holistic approach to reducing equity gaps between student groups. ACD is one of the largest community college systems in the nation and the fourth largest in Texas with a total Fall enrollment of over 68,000 students.
Qualifications for the presidency:
Includes a master’s degree from an accredited institution in higher education, management, a related field, or an academic discipline is required. A doctorate degree is preferred. A successful record of five years of increasingly responsible senior level administrative experience is required. Administrative experience in higher education is preferred but comparable senior level experience may be considered. Three years of full-time college teaching experience is preferred and experience in a diverse, urban community college setting is desirable.
To ensure full consideration, completed applications are due by May 11, 2022. The search page, which includes the Executive Search Profile and application and nomination links, is located here.
RH Perry & Associates is assisting Alamo Colleges District with this search. All confidential communications may be directed to our search team: Joanne Bashford, Senior Consultant, at 305-467-9488, or Gena Glickman, Senior Consultant, at 847-313-5520 or to NVCPresident@rhperry.com