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Executive Director to lead Washington's Community and Technical College System

An Invitation to Apply 

The Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges invites applications and nominations for the position of Executive Director

The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges seeks an executive director for Washington’s community and technical college system, a large, diverse network of 34 colleges located throughout the state that collectively serve about 278,000 students each year. The nine-member, Governor-appointed State Board oversees policy development, secures and allocates state, federal and private grant funding, approves educational programs and sets strategic direction for the entire college system.

See News and Updates for the latest on the selection process.

A Pivotal Role in Washington Higher Education

Headquartered in Olympia, the State Board seeks a strategic-minded, energetic executive director whose professional accomplishments demonstrate the leadership, management and communication abilities required to lead a diverse, federated college system.

The successful candidate will have an understanding of and commitment to the mission areas of the community and technical college system, the ability to facilitate consensus and build strategic collaborations, political acumen and the capacity to transform these qualities into effective advocacy.

Meet the Finalists

  • Andrea Henderson, Executive Director, Arkansas Community Colleges
  • Dr. Kim Bobby, Principal, AGB Search and Justice, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Senior Advisor for the Association of Governing Boards for Colleges and Universities
  • Paul Francis, Executive Director, Council of Presidents

How to Apply

The State Board will accept confidential Applications and Nominations until the position is filled.

See the Executive Director position profile for complete application instructions.

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