UACCM announces search for new chancellor

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The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton has officially opened its search for a new chancellor.

The next appointed chancellor will be the fourth leader in the institution’s 56-year history and will succeed Dr. Larry Davis, who retired earlier this year.

UA System President Dr. Donald R. Bobbitt has formed a chancellor’s search committee comprised of 16 individuals representing both UACCM employees and members of the community. The search will be national in scope with the intent to recruit a broad and diverse pool of candidates.

Mary Clark, UACCM director of marketing & public relations, is serving as Search Committee Chair.

Other members are Joe Canady, UACCM Board of Visitors vice chair; Kelly Eichler, UA System Board of Trustees representative; Shawn Halbrook, South Conway County School superintendent; Beth Hawkins, UACCM staff senate chair and director of institutional research and assessment; John Jackson, UACCM automotive service technology faculty; Kara Jones, UACCM education and early childhood faculty; Sarah Koch; UACCM program chair for nursing; Allen Lipsmeyer, City of Morrilton mayor; Scott McKennon, UACCM Foundation Board chair; Rich Moellers, Conway County Economic Development Corporation chair; Jeff Mullen, UACCM controller; Rachel Mullins, UACCM director of admissions and alumnus, Stephanie Price, UACCM faculty senate chair and English faculty, Jessica Rohlman, UACCM director of Workforce Development & Community Education; and Paulette Smith, UACCM Board of Visitors chair.

The committee is charged with screening applicants and selecting two to three finalists who will be invited to campus for a presentation to employees, students, and the public. Dr. Bobbitt will conduct a final interview of the finalists and make his recommendation to the UA System Board of Trustees.

A chancellor search microsite, which provides a detailed job description, list of desired characteristics, and other pertinent information is accessible here.

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