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Position Profile

UA Hope-Texarkana Chancellor Search Announcement

The University of Arkansas Community College at Hope-Texarkana (UACCHT) 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, five community colleges, two schools of law, a presidential school, a residential math and science high school, 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 the position currently available at UACCHT including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening.  To apply for the position, please click the Apply button located here:


Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening. 


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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 Community College at Hope-Texarkana. 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 UAHT attains the mandates of its mission.

UAHT was founded as Red River Vocational-Technical School in Hope, Arkansas, in 1965. In 1991, under the guidelines of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education, it transitioned to Red River Technical College. Most significantly, the campus was re-named the University of Arkansas Community College at Hope upon joining the University of Arkansas System in 1996. Act 204 of the 92nd Arkansas General Assembly formally renamed the expanded campus to the University of Arkansas Community College at Hope-Texarkana. Today, UAHT is a regional, comprehensive community college with campuses in Hope, Texarkana and Historic Washington, Arkansas. The campus is known for innovative initiatives that have produced record successes for its students, campus and communities. For more detailed information about UAHT, our region and the chancellor’s search, please visit


Minimum Qualifications

  • UAHT’s next leader should be an individual with the courage to innovate and a commitment to students, diversity, versatility and quality.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills in an academic environment and senior experience in the administration of an institution of higher education.  

  • Leadership and management experience in significant public or private sector engagement.  

  • A master’s degree from an accredited institution.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree is preferred but not required with demonstrated, exceptional leadership experience. 

  • Senior experience in the administration of a college or university, including a record of academic accomplishment and of increasingly complex administrative responsibility in higher education.

  • Demonstrated understanding of and a commitment to a 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 communications skills including a 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 students.

  • 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 policy makers.

  • 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 successful and growing institution and to serve as its champion.


Desired Characteristics and Traits

  • An individual with a deep understanding of and passion for the community college mission.

  • A leader who possesses an understanding of the legislative process and can work effectively with legislators on statewide and local policy initiatives. 

  • 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. 

  • A leader who is student-focused and will question how decisions affect students. 

  • 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 understanding the importance of southwest Arkansas and who is committed to growing our region and calling Arkansas 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 business acumen. 

  • An individual noted for integrity, honesty, and tact in personal and professional interactions. 

  • A leader with a team mentality who values, includes, and inspires employees. 

  • An individual who is personable, caring, and has a congenial sense of humor. 

  • 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. 

  • An individual with the understanding and appreciation of southwest Arkansas who is committed to growing our region and calling Arkansas home. 

  • A leader who responds to local industry and community needs and forms collaborative partnerships. 

  • A leader with experience with fundraising, securing donations, and financial support. 

Additional Information:

Search Committee Page Link:


Salary: Commensurate with education and/or experience


Documents Needed To Apply:


To be considered, applicants will need to submit:

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application

  • Curriculum vitae

  • A list of five professional references (name, title, email address, and contact number)​


Optional Document(s):

  • Proof of Veterans (if applicable)


Special Instructions:

Letters of nomination and/or recommendation should be sent by the nominator to the search committee at and should include full name and address of the proposed candidate and should be in a PDF format.


Evaluation of applications will begin on December 10, 2020. Applications will be accepted until January 31, 2021.


Recruitment Contact Information:

Marla Matthews, UAHT Executive Assistant to the Chancellor

870-722-8201 |


All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas career site.

Instructions for uploading:

  1. Click "Apply" at this link

  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 Community College at Hope-Texarkana (UACCHT) 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.  A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. 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.

Constant Physical Activity:

Repetitive Motion

Frequent Physical Activity:

Hearing, Sitting, Talking, Walking

Occasional Physical Activity:


Benefits Eligible:


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