Enterprise State Community College (ESCC) is excited to announce that a search for a permanent president for the institution is underway. With a history dating back to 1963, Enterprise State Community College (ESCC) offers an extraordinary opportunity for a new president to lead the redevelopment of the comprehensive community college, which is needed to serve the communities in the 21st Century.
ESCC has been without a permanent president for more than three years. During that time, the College has had two interim presidents, Dr. Cynthia Anthony, who is now the interim president of Shelton State Community College, and Dr. Vicky Ohlson, the current interim president at ESCC. Dr. Ohlson says that she is pleased to see the Alabama Community College System (ACCS) is moving to fill the vacancy because a permanent president lends stability and credibility to an institution and is more likely to garner community support than an interim.
Dr. Ohlson has indicated that she will not be applying for the position, but instead will return to work at the ACCS System Office in Montgomery, where she served as Director of Academic Affairs before her appointment to ESCC. When questioned about her time at ESCC and about the future of the College, Dr. Ohlson replied, “Being the interim president of ESCC was an unexpected opportunity and has been an extremely rewarding experience for me, both professionally and personally. I have learned so much and grown to love the faculty and staff of the College. I have also made many close friends in the community whom I will miss seeing regularly. But I will visit at every chance, and will be an ardent supporter and advocate for the College at the State level back in Montgomery. I know that Chancellor Jimmy Baker and the Board of Trustees are conducting an extensive search for the right person to lead Enterprise State, and I am confident that they will select someone with the right skill-set, a vision for the College’s future, and a heart for the communities that it serves.”
Persons who are interested in the job of president at ESCC can obtain application information from the Office of Human Resources at the Alabama Community College System at 334-293-4554 and must apply by July 10, 2017.
Enterprise State Community College is a comprehensive community college which serves more than 2,800 students annually between its Enterprise campus and the Alabama Aviation Colleges in Albertville, Andalusia, Mobile and Ozark. Each campus currently fulfills the Alabama Community College System’s mission for education and training which leads to high-wage, high-demand jobs in integral careers worldwide. Students can obtain Associate’s degrees and certificates through multiple programs at the college.