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Search for New UA - Pulaski Tech Chancellor Officially Underway

Search for New UA - Pulaski Tech Chancellor Officially Underway; Position Site Launched

June 01, 2022

A website has launched and the position comprehensively profiled as the search for a new chancellor at the University of Arkansas – Pulaski Technical College is now officially taking candidates to lead the University of Arkansas System’s largest two-year college.

Chancellor Margaret Ellibee, Ph.D., announced earlier this year she will be retiring June 30. Ellibee has led the college since becoming president of then-Pulaski Technical College on Aug. 1, 2012. Her title changed to chancellor with the college’s merger with the University of Arkansas System Feb. 1, 2017.

An advisory search committee was announced in April to help guide the search process. Chaired by Dr. Richard Moss, Dean of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at UA-PTC, the search committee members also include representatives from key local and state constituencies, campus faculty, staff, alumni, and a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas, among others.

The committee met for the first time in May to work alongside UA System President Dr. Donald R. Bobbitt and UA System Vice President of Development and Planning Chris Thomason to finalize the "position profile" to be used as the chancellor position's official job description. The position profile for the chancellor can be found at The position will be advertised nationally to draw a diverse group of qualified applicants.

Moss, the search committee chair, said expectations are set to cast a wide net to capture a talented, diverse and highly qualified pool of candidates.

"The Chancellor Search Committee is a dedicated group that is looking forward to a robust regional and national search to lead our unique, urban two-year college here in a largely populated and very diverse area in central Arkansas,” Moss said. “The communities and constituents of central Arkansas are well represented by the search committee, and the committee members are extremely dedicated to filling the chancellor position at UA-PTC with the right person to carry out the mission of the college and serve the interests of the region and its workforce needs. I’m confident that the search committee will fulfill its duty in reviewing candidates based upon merit and will find the individual who is an absolute fit for the institution and the population and workforce we serve."

For more information about the UA-PTC chancellor search, please visit the search website at

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Since its inception, the University of Arkansas System has developed a tradition of excellence that includes the state’s 1871 flagship, land-grant research university; Arkansas’s premier institution for medical education, treatment and research; a major metropolitan university; an 1890 land-grant university; two regional universities serving southern and western Arkansas; seven community colleges; two schools of law; a presidential school; a residential math and science high school; and a 100 percent-online university and divisions of agriculture, archeology and criminal justice. As the premier higher education system in the state, it enrolls more than 70,000 students, employs more than 17,000 employees, and has a total budget of more than $4 billion. An intrinsic part of the texture and fabric of Arkansas, the UA System is a driving force in the state’s economic, educational and cultural advancement.

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