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The Board of Trustees invites applications and nominations for the position of President of Beaufort County Community College. The President serves as Chief Executive Officer and reports directly to an appointed thirteen member board. The current president is retiring after four years of successful change and innovation. The Board of Trustees hopes to continue the changes that have been implemented over the past four years.
Founded in 1967, Beaufort County Community College (BCCC) is one of 58 institutions comprising the North Carolina Community College System. The college offers basic literacy, workforce development and continuing education programs that cater to the interests of business partners and community members in the area. It serves more than 2,100 students through its 72 curriculum programs and over 4,400 in its continuing education programs.
BCCC strives to meet the diverse needs of the community by providing accessible and affordable quality education, effective teaching, relevant training, and lifelong learning opportunities for the people served by the college.
In 2017, BCCC will celebrate its 50th anniversary. Industrial and technical education were first offered in Beaufort County in 1962 through an Industrial Education Center. The center was first affiliated with Lenoir County Technical Institute and later with Pitt Technical Institute.
The campus has continued to develop, adding land and buildings. Building 12, the home for the Allied Health Department, opened in 2012 with state-of-the-art simulations labs and classrooms. In 2015, the college added a fire training facility. BCCC will receive $6.5 million over the next few years for capital projects since the passage of the Connect NC Bond. The bulk of the funding will be used to upgrade facilities to ensure accessibility and to build a driving pad for emergency vehicle training.
In 2009, BCCC established the Beaufort Early College High School with Beaufort County Schools, which provides high school students with the opportunity to receive a high school diploma and an associate degree, diploma certificate, or up to two years of college transfer credit. BCCC later established the Mattamuskeet Early College High School and Columbia Early College High School and works with public high schools and private schools to provide College and Career Promise programs. Last year, there were 411 students were enrolled in these programs.
The BCCC Foundation helps to support the college through scholarships to students. Students received over $85,000 in awards during the 2015-2016 academic year. During the last five years, the college has also obtained over $1.2 million in grants from foundations such as the Duke Energy Foundation, Golden Leaf Foundation and KB Reynolds.
Students consistently give high ratings to the college’s quality of education, its welcoming atmosphere and its attractive and well-maintained campus.
Beaufort County Community College (BCCC) is located in a scenic, rural county steeped in maritime history, recreational boating and agriculture. Beaufort County has a population of 47,000. The college is located five miles east of charming Washington, a riverside city of 10,000 people and 27 miles from Greenville, a city of 89,000.
The college serves nearly 6,500 unduplicated students in one year through curriculum and continuing education programs, with the majority coming from Beaufort County and the rest primarily from the service area of Hyde, Tyrrell and Washington Counties. At 2,008 square miles, BCCC has the largest service area of any community college in North Carolina. The service area contains two ferries: one crossing the Pamlico River from Bayview to Aurora, the other crossing the Pamlico Sound from Swan Quarter to Ocracoke.
Beaufort County is home to Bath, the oldest incorporated town in North Carolina. The county is split in half completely by the Tar-Pamlico River and only connected by two bridges. The population is focused around Washington and the adjacent municipalities of Washington Park and Chocowinity. The town of Aurora is home to the largest surface mine in North Carolina. Mining, manufacturing and agriculture all contribute to the Beaufort County economy.
Hyde County is the second least populated county in North Carolina, with a population of only 5,800. It contains Ocracoke Island, part of the Outer Banks, along with Lake Mattamuskeet, the largest natural lake in North Carolina. Hyde County has no incorporated municipalities or stoplights. The county hosts commercial fishing operations, large farms and multiple national wildlife refuges and part of Cape Hatteras National Seashore. BCCC recently started offering classes at the Hyde County-Davis Center. The college also offers classes remotely at Ocracoke School and has an Early College High School at Mattamuskeet School. BCCC runs classes at the Hyde Correctional Institution.
Tyrrell County is the least populated county in North Carolina, with a population of only 4,400. The county is embraced by the Scuppernong and Alligator Rivers and the Albemarle Sound. The town of Columbia hosts the offices of Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, which, along with large farms, makes up a large part of the county. BCCC runs classes at the Tyrrell Prison Work Farm, which hosts 620 inmates, and the Columbia Early College High School.
Washington County is home to 13,700 residents with many activities and business centering on Plymouth along the Roanoke River. Agriculture and forestry are important to the county. In 2016 the General Assembly delegated all services for Washington County to BCCC. The college operates the Washington County Center, a 7,500 square-foot facility that features classrooms, computer workstations, and a health sciences lab for Nurse Aide and other health-related classroom work.
Water defines the BCCC service area, as it is bordered by both the Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds and split by major rivers including the Pamlico, Pungo, Alligator and Scuppernong. This feature is a draw to newer residents, and often defines the careers and hobbies of many current residents. The rural and scattered nature of the service area requires innovation and creativity to provide BCCC students with a quality education.
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To make general inquiries about Beaufort County Community College contact Mrs. Jennie Singleton, Board Search Liaison by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 252-940-6202.
To make confidential inquiries about the position, the application process, or search process, please contact Dr. Laura Staton, Board Chair 703-582-2149 or email email@example.com.
The following application materials are required and are the only items that will be considered at this point in the process:
To ensure full consideration, all requested application materials must be received by 3:00 p.m. (ESDT) November 30, 2016. Applications and materials may be emailed.
Beaufort County Community College President Search
Attention: Mrs. Jennie Singleton, Board Search Liaison
P.O. Box 9
Washington, NC 27889