Presidential Search Timeline

April 2022Electronic survey/Progress Report #1 distributed to solicit feedback to assist with the development of the Presidential Profile in advance of the forum date. (2 weeks for responses). College sends survey to all employees, posts on webpage and can send to any/all external community groups.
May 10, 2022Board Presidential Search Committee Meeting #1 (4-hours):  Orientation, training; review, edit and approve the draft Presidential Profile. In advance of this meeting: College Community Committee shares feedback for consideration to ACCT re: opportunities/challenges facing the college and ideal characteristic the next president should embody (feedback must be sent prior to May 2). 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Week of May 16, 2022Presidential Profile is posted on and ACCT conducts targeted local, state-wide, and national one-to-one recruitment of highly competitive and diverse candidates. Advertisements placed. ACCT receives and processes applications.
August 9, 2022Target Date for Receipt of Applications. Position open until filled.
August 11-23, 2022Board Presidential Search Committee members review and rate confidential applications independently through ACCT’s secure web portal.
August 24, 2022Board Presidential Search Committee Meeting #2: Board Presidential Search Committee meets to discuss and select 7 – 9 confidential semifinalists. (5 – 6 hours meeting). Start time: Noon
September 13-14, 2022Board Presidential Search Committee Meeting #3: Board Presidential Search Committee meets for confidential interviews of semifinalists. Search Committee deliberates and selects 5 finalists. (2 full days, approximately 9:00am – 5:00pm each day)
Week of September 26 & October 3, 2022Finalists visit the College for tours, participate in public forums, meet with Direct Reports, etc. Finalists interview with the Board.Week concludes with Board deliberation; Board selects first-choice candidate.

Tuesday, September 27, 4:00 pm – 5:30pm (Candidate #1)
Wednesday, September 28, 4:00 pm – 5:30pm (Candidate #2)
Thursday, September 29, 4:00 pm – 5:30pm (Candidate #3)
Tuesday, October 4, 4:00 pm – 5:30pm (Candidate #4)
Thursday, October 6, 4:00 pm – 5:30pm (Candidate #5)
Friday, October 7, 1:00pm – 4:00pm Deliberation (Julie to join via Zoom)
Week of October 10, 2022Board Members conduct a site visit to the first-choice candidate’s institution; optional but strongly recommended.
October 2022Board of Trustees announces the next President of Southeast New Mexico College.
January 1, 2023Start date for next President or as agreed upon by the President-elect and Board of Trustees. An earlier start date is preferred, if possible.