The University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College (UA-PTC) is a proud
member of the University of Arkansas System. The University of Arkansas System
is comprised of land-grant research institutions, a teaching hospital, seven
community colleges, two schools of law, a presidential school, a residential
math, science and arts high school, a collaborative change institute, and an
online university, as well as divisions of agriculture, archaeology, and
criminal justice. These entities exhibit unmatched economic and social impact
across the state by providing numerous academic and professional opportunities.
Below you will find the details for this leadership opportunity currently
available at UA-PTC including any supplementary documentation and questions you
should review before applying for the opening.
To apply for the position, please click the following button below.
If you have a disability and need assistance with the hiring process, please
submit a request to Tena Carrigan, Executive Assistant to the Search, via email
at: [email protected] or by phone at
(501) 812-2217. Applicants are required to submit a separate request for each
position for which they have applied.
For general application assistance or if you have questions about this
specific job posting, please contact Tena Carrigan via email at:
[email protected] or by phone at
UA System Campuses
Summary of Job Duties:
The President and Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas System
invite letters of application and letters of nomination for the position of
Chancellor of the University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College. The
Chancellor is the chief executive officer and external representative of the
institution and is responsible to the President of the University of Arkansas
System. The Chancellor exercises broad responsibilities for all aspects of the
academic, financial, student, and administrative dimensions of institutional
operations, initiatives, and outcomes to ensure that the institution attains the
mandates of its mission.
UA-PTC is a student-centric institution that works to connect the talent,
knowledge, and resources needed to promote student success and economic growth
in central Arkansas and beyond. It does so by providing access to high-quality
education that promotes student learning and enables individuals to develop to
their fullest potential. UA-PTC’s service to students and central Arkansas is
supported by institutional values that keep students first, commit to life-long
learning, strive for excellence, act with integrity, promote inclusiveness, and
foster community collaborations.
UA - Pulaski Tech's history dates to October 1945 when it was established as
Little Rock Vocational School. In October 1969, administration of the school was
transferred to the Arkansas Board of Vocational Education and the school was
renamed Pulaski Vocational Technical School. UA-PTC moved to its present
location in North Little Rock in 1976. In 1991, the Arkansas General Assembly
created the Arkansas Technical and Community College System and Pulaski
Technical College was included along with 12 other technical colleges under the
coordination of the Arkansas Board of Higher Education. Having joined the
University of Arkansas System in 2017, UA-PTC, a comprehensive two-year college,
offers associate degree and certificate programs for students who plan to
transfer to four-year colleges and universities and/or for career preparation
and advancement. Today, UA-PTC serves students and the region from its locations
in North Little Rock, Little Rock-South, Aerospace Technology Center, and the
Business and Industry Center.
UA-PTC’s next leader should be an individual with the courage to
innovate and a commitment to fulfill the institution’s mission of expanded
access to high-quality education that promotes learning and growth.
Demonstrated leadership skills in an academic environment and senior
experience in the administration of an institution of higher education.
As an alternative to higher education experience, demonstrated
leadership and management experience in a related public or private sector
A master’s degree from an accredited institution.
Doctoral degree is preferred but not required with demonstrated,
exceptional leadership experience.
Senior experience in the administration of a college or university, or
related public or private sector engagement, including a record of
academic/professional accomplishment and of increasingly complex
administrative responsibility in the professional field.
Demonstrated understanding of and a commitment to the community college
mission with priorities on transfer academic programs; career, professional,
and technical education; and workforce and community education as key
components of economic and workforce development.
Well-developed communication skills, including demonstrated ability to
work successfully with colleagues and collaboratively with faculty and staff
in the shared governance tradition of the institution.
The ability to think strategically, build consensus, and engage faculty,
staff, and administration in collegial and constructive decision-making to
enhance student life and learning for both traditional and non-traditional
The ability to be an effective institutional advocate to a broad range
of constituents and to work effectively with local, state, and national
leaders and policymakers.
The ability to lead an advancement effort in raising funds and building
friends for the future of the institution, with an enthusiasm for
fundraising and the willingness to make it a priority.
Personal engagement on campus with students and student life and active
involvement in the social and economic life of the community.
A record of civic involvement and a commitment to work collaboratively
with educational partnerships, business leaders and the community to carry
out the mission of the institution.
A commitment to and successful experience in forming focused and
sustained partnerships with business/industry and other agencies in the
community for the purposes of economic and workforce development.
Demonstrated leadership skills, vision, integrity, and the ability to
identify and build on the strengths of a large, urban institution and to
serve as its champion.
Desired Characteristics and Traits
An individual with a deep understanding of and passion for the community
A leader who is student-focused and will question how decisions affect
A leader who possesses an understanding of the legislative process and
can work effectively with legislators on statewide and local policy
A leader who has demonstrated fiscal responsibility, as well as strength
in managing a budget.
A forward-thinking leader who is innovative, creative, and resourceful.
An individual who reaffirms community relations, exhibits
community-mindedness and involvement, and is willing to maintain a strong
public presence at community events.
An individual with the willingness to understand the needs and
importance of central Arkansas and who is committed to growing our region
and calling it home.
An individual with a proven track record of advocacy and support for
technical/career education, academic programs, and workforce training.
An individual who is highly visible on campus and maintains an
interactive relationship with employees and students.
An individual with teaching and/or senior leadership experience in a
community college setting.
A leader who is a data-driven decision maker who possesses a strong
An individual noted for integrity, honesty, and tact in personal and
A leader with a team mentality who values, includes, and inspires
An individual who is personable, caring, and has a congenial sense of
An individual who encourages faculty and staff to participate in
professional growth opportunities.
An individual who is both sensitive to and committed to ethnic,
cultural, and social diversity and inclusion.
A leader who responds to local and regional industry and community needs
and forms collaborative partnerships.
A leader with experience with fundraising, securing donations, and
Salary: Commensurate with education and/or experience
Documents Needed to Apply:
To be considered, applicants must submit all of the following:
Cover Letter/Letter of Application
A list of five professional references (name, title, email address, and
Potential applicants may be nominated as outlined below in the Special
Proof of Veteran Status (if applicable)
Special Instructions for Nominations:
Letters of nomination and/or recommendation should be sent by the nominator
to Tena Carrigan, Executive Assistant to the Search, via email at
[email protected] and should include
full name, address, and relevant contact information of the proposed candidate
and should be in a PDF format.
Evaluation of applications will begin on July 8, 2022. Applications will be
accepted until 12 AM/Midnight on September 8, 2022.
Recruitment Contact Information:
Tena Carrigan, UA-PTC Executive Assistant to Search
(501) 812-2217 | [email protected]
All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas
Instructions for uploading:
1. Click "Apply" at this link https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en
2. Create an account
3. Upload application materials
Pre-employment Screening Requirements:
Criminal Background Check, Financial Credit Check, Sex Offender Registry
The University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College (UA-PTC) is committed to
providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants
being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background
check, sex offender registry check, and drug screen. For certain positions,
there may also be a financial (credit) background check and/or a Motor Vehicle
Registry (MVR) check. Background check information will be used in a
confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.
The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action
institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race,
gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or
parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic
information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of
legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All
applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom
of Information Act.