Application for Position of the President

President Search


The Board of Trustees invites applications for the position of president of Haywood Community College. The president serves as the Chief Executive Officer and reports directly to the appointed twelve member board.


For more than 50 years, Haywood Community College has offered accessible educational, social, and cultural opportunities to residents of Haywood County, NC and the surrounding area.


Through its open-door policy, the College strives to meet the needs of students with varying backgrounds, resources, interests, abilities, and career goals. HCC currently offers 31 programs of study and provides a variety of quality programs and services. As a community college, Haywood endeavors to reflect state, national, and global trends in its educational programs and to serve the surrounding community by fostering economic growth. The college plays a key role in workforce development in the county and region and encourages students to develop abilities in problem-solving, leadership, critical thinking, and entrepreneurship.


Located in the mountains of Western North Carolina, the main campus is a designated arboretum known for the beauty of its grounds and many gardens. HCC’s other assets include the Golden LEAF Advanced Machining Center; the Regional Business Advancement Center; West Waynesville location; a 328-acre tract of land located at Balsam Gap through a generous gift from the Conservation Fund; the Fowler Conservancy and Teaching Forest and the Beaty Natural Resources Classroom.


Qualifications Required:  

Earned Doctorate Degree strongly preferred, Master’s Degree required. Minimum of 3 years of senior-level community college leadership experience or equivalent required.

Presidential Profile

Qualifications Required:

  • Earned a Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university.  Earned Doctorate Degree from an accredited college or university preferred.
  • Minimum of three years senior-level administrative/management/leadership experience.
  • Authorization for a criminal and financial background check.
  • Click here to view the entire presidential profile.

About Haywood Community College

About Haywood County

Haywood County Chamber of Commerce


Application Procedure:

General Inquiries:

To make general inquiries about Haywood Community College, contact Jessy Duque, Director of Marketing and Communications, at or (828) 627-4521.


Confidential Inquires:

Confidential inquiries about the position, the application process, search process or for clarification regarding application materials, contact HCC Human Resources Director, Marsha Stines at (828) 627-4529 or email


Required Application Materials:

The following application materials are required and are the only items that will be considered at this point in the process:


  1. A letter of interest not to exceed five (5) pages addressing the items on the presidential profile.
  2. A current resume
  3. HCC’s Online Application which needs to be completed in its entirety including references and background check authorization. Click here for the online application portal.


All application materials must be received by 12:00 noon (EST) May 3, 2019. The letter of interest and resume may be uploaded with the online application.   


Haywood Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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