Presidential Search

Application Information

Information about the application process for the position of President is located on the VCCS website at

Here are the key dates for the search for a new president for Southwest Virginia Community College: (as published on VCCS position page)

  • Initial screening begins:  October 2, 2017
  • State-level interviews in Richmond:  October 30th and 31st
  • Interviews at the community college: Late November, Early December, 2017
  • Chancellor announces new president: December, 2017


In the coming months, the Virginia Community College System will conduct a national search for SWCC’s next president. A search committee will be appointed by the VCCS Chancellor and both the chair and the co-chair will be VCCS presidents. Other members will include representatives from VCCS colleges with expertise in a variety of areas, as well as three SWCC Board members. The committee’s primary responsibilities include: 1) reviewing, screening, and evaluating the credentials and application materials of potential candidates; 2) selecting candidates for interviews; 3) interviewing candidates; and 4) recommending semi-finalists for consideration.

A typical presidential search will involve the top several candidates spending time in Richmond for a formal interview and presentation and to meet with the Chancellor and his cabinet. Three or four finalists will be selected to be vetted by an independent firm and certified by the Virginia State Board for Community Colleges. The finalists then will be invited to SWCC to visit with various constituency groups prior to the selection of SWCC’s new president.

Updates and additional information, as soon as it is available, will be posted to this web page in order to keep the community informed about the process and progress of the search for the new SWCC president.


Thank you for taking the time to contribute to the presidential search survey. The survey is now closed.


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