On behalf of the Board of Trustees, we are pleased to provide an update on the progress of our search to identify the next President of Guilford Technical Community College.  We remain committed to conducting an equitable, inclusive and transparent national search.

One of the first key steps in finding our next president was to develop a Presidential profile for the College.  With the development of the Presidential Profile in mind, in early April, a survey was posted to solicit input on the challenges and opportunities facing GTCC and the desired skills and abilities of our new president.  On Wednesday, April 10 and Thursday, April 11, we hosted five forums for employees, students, and the community, seeking input on the challenges and opportunities facing the college and on desirable presidential characteristics.  Thank you to all who attended and provided valuable feedback and input.  The Presidential Search Committee reviewed and revised a proposed presidential profile on April 15, and it was further refined and approved by the full Board of Trustees of GTCC on April 18.

The Presidential Profile and other search related information is located at:

The next significant date for our search for a new president is June 7, 2019 which is the targeted deadline for all applications.  It is our expectation that finalists will visit the College in late-July and participate in open forums during their respective visits.  We encourage your participation in the open forums. Detailed information will be forthcoming about the open forums.

We will continue to provide progress reports as the search process moves forward.  We want the College community to be fully informed every step of the way.  If you have any suggestions or questions or would like to make a confidential inquiry or nomination, please feel free to contact our ACCT Search Consultants:

  • Mr. Kennon Briggs, ACCT Search Consultant, kennondb@gmail.com, (919) 621-7988 (mobile)
  • Julie Golder, J.D., Vice President of Search Services, jgolder@acct.org, (202) 384-5816 (mobile)

Previous Updates

The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that the search is underway to identify the next President of Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC).  The Board is committed to a process that is fair, transparent, inclusive and equitable and, with that in mind, college constituents will be updated throughout this important process.

The Board has selected the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) to assist us with the most important responsibility that a Board has – the selection of the College’s next president. ACCT’s assistance will include working with the Search Committee on the development of a presidential profile and candidate screening, providing support recruiting highly-competitive candidates, and supporting the Board of Trustees. ACCT has conducted over 500 community college searches and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our process. ACCT’s mission is to strengthen community college governance through education, advocacy at local, state, and national levels, and exemplary search services. Mr. Kennon Briggs, former Executive Vice President of the N.C. Community College System, will serve as our ACCT Search Consultant, and Julie Golder, J.D., Vice President of Search Services for ACCT, will provide general oversight for the search.

A Participatory Process: We Welcome Your Input

An important step in the presidential search process is the development of a Presidential Profile. On Wednesday, April 10 and Thursday, April 11 2019, we will host five Public Forums. The purpose of these sessions is to listen to your input, which will assist with the development of the Profile. The entire GTCC college community is invited and encouraged to participate in a wide-ranging discussion about the qualities, characteristics and qualifications we are seeking in our next president, and opportunities and challenges facing GTCC in the years to comeAdditionally, you will have the opportunity to ask questions about the presidential search process.

We want to invite and encourage everyone to attend one of the following important one-hour open forums on April 10 or April 11 2019:

Wednesday, April 10, 2019:

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Jamestown Campus, Koury Hospitality, Auditorium 
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Jamestown Campus, Koury Hospitality, Auditorium 
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Greensboro Campus, Continuing Education Center, Room 152 B&C

Thursday, April 11, 2019:

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. High Point Campus, H4 (Entertainment Technology), Room 203
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Jamestown Campus, Hassell Health Technologies, Room 101

In addition to the public forums, we have developed a short electronic survey that we hope you will complete. Your anonymous responses to the survey will also be used to inform the development of the draft Presidential Profile. It is available here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GTCC-Presidential-Search

Electronic feedback must be submitted by noon on Friday, April 12, 2019.

The Presidential Search Committee

The Presidential Search Committee will review the confidential applications, interview semifinalist candidates and identify the final candidates to forward to the Board of Trustees for further consideration.  We would like to thank every member of the Presidential Search Committee in advance for their service. Members of the Search Committee are:

  • Mr. Jarvis Harris, Chair, Presidential Search Committee and Trustee, GTCC
  • Ms. Susan Alt, Chair, Board of Trustees, GTCC
  • Mr. Brent Christensen, President & CEO, Greensboro Chamber of Commerce
  • Mr. Kevin Crowder, Faculty Association President, GTCC
  • Mr. Abdurrahman Henderson, Student Government Association President
  • Ms. Allison Mullins, Trustee, GTCC
  • Mr. George Ragsdale, Chair, Foundation Board of Directors, GTCC
  • Ms. Lisa Stahlmann, Trustee, GTCC

The Board will interview the final candidates and select from among them. Each of the finalists will participate in open forums,  in which the campus and local community are invited to attend and participate. We anticipate the final candidates visiting the college late-July. We will provide the dates, times and locations of the forums once they are confirmed. Feedback forms will be given to all attendees. Completed forms will be collected at the end of each forum and given to the Board of Trustees for review.

The Presidential Search Webpage

GTCC’s presidential search webpage, where you can find the Presidential Profile and other pertinent information regarding the search process, is being developed.  The website will include information on all aspects of the search, both for the College community and candidates.  We will post information pertaining to the search, including regular progress reports, on the College’s website in the coming weeks. 


Our recruitment efforts will involve an open, comprehensive, national search, seeking qualified candidates from all regions of the state and country.  ACCT specializes in one-to-one recruitment of community college leaders.  Additionally, to assist with this process, advertisements will be placed in the Chronicle of Higher Education, in other major publications, and various websites.

We will continue to keep you updated on this important process. If you have any questions or suggestions, please reach out to our ACCT Search Consultants:

  • Mr. Kennon Briggs, ACCT Search Consultant, kennondb@gmail.com, (919) 621-7988 (mobile)
  • Julie Golder, J.D., Vice President of Search Services, jgolder@acct.org, (202) 384-5816 (mobile)