Wake Tech Launches Nationwide Search for Next President
“From staff, faculty and students, to county commissioners, school board members, corporate partners, law enforcement officials, and health care professionals, participation in the process has been exceptional,” said Board Chair Tom Looney. “This has been an inclusive and collaborative community exercise that has delivered invaluable feedback. I want to thank everyone who contributed to the presidential profile by attending a listening session or taking the online survey. The input AGB Search received was inspiring, insightful, candid, and forward thinking, and will be most helpful in attracting the best applicants to fill this important position.”
Candidates are being urged to submit applications by October 15 to receive the most favorable consideration. The Presidential Search Committee will begin reviewing applications in the first week of October. After committee members narrow the field of candidates, the top candidates will be invited for on-campus visits. A new president is expected to be named by the end of the year.
Wake Tech’s next president will succeed Dr. Stephen Scott, who retired last month. Dr. Bill Aiken is serving as named interim president until the vacancy is filled. The Presidential Search Committee is comprised of trustees, staff, faculty, and key community leaders, including Nathan Becker, Project Manager at ABB and Wake Tech Foundation Board member; Adrienne Cole, CEO, Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce; Lew Ebert, CEO, NC Chamber of Commerce; Donald Gintzig, CEO/President, WakeMed; and Judge Keith Gregory, NC Superior Court Judge.
It is the goal of the Board of Trustees to make the presidential search process as thorough and transparent as possible.
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