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The search for a new president of the North Carolina Community College System is underway. The presidential search committee met yesterday for the first time to discuss the characteristics they are looking for in a president, as well as the timeline. They hope to have applications open in late August, interviews in October, and finalists narrowed down by late November.

If they can keep to that schedule, they would have a new system president named by the end of the year. Part of the reasoning for the speed of the process per Chairman Breeden Blackwell was the need for the next president to hit the ground running ahead of the 2021 legislative session. Read more about what’s next for the community college system as Peter Hans departs to head up the UNC System.

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Analisa Sorrells

Analisa Sorrells is a Master in Public Policy candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School and previously worked as chief of staff and associate director of policy for EducationNC.

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