The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that they have begun the search to identify the next President of Wilkes Community College (WCC). The Board is committed to conducting an equitable, inclusive, and transparent national search that will attract a strong and diverse pool of candidates from throughout North Carolina and the nation. The Board has selected the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) to assist us with the Presidential search process. ACCT’s assistance will include providing support with the development of the Presidential Profile, recruiting highly competitive candidates, and working extensively with the Board. ACCT has conducted over 750 community college searches and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our process. ACCT’s mission is to strengthen community college governance through education and advocacy.

Public Forums – Presidential Profile Development: An important step in the presidential search process is the development of a Presidential Profile. On August 29 and August 30, we will host a total of four public forums. The community is invited and encouraged to participate in the discussion about the qualities, characteristics, and qualifications we are seeking in our next President and the opportunities and challenges facing Wilkes Community College in the years to come.

The dates for the forums are as follows:

  • August 29 – Wilkes Community College, 10:00 a.m. at The Walker Center
  • August 29 – Wilkes Community College, 2:00 p.m. at The Walker Center
  • August 30 – Alleghany Center of WCC, 10:30 a.m.
  • August 30 – Ashe Campus of WCC, 3:30 p.m. in the Community Room

In addition to the public forums, we have developed a brief electronic survey that we hope you will complete if you are unable to attend one of the forums. The anonymous responses to the survey will also be used to inform the development of the draft Presidential Profile.

The survey is available here:

Please submit your survey feedback no later than noon (Eastern Time) on Thursday, August 31st, 2023.

The Presidential Search Page (located on the WCC website) will be developed in the coming weeks and will include key information including the timeline, regular progress reports, information on how to apply, etc.