VC Board announces presidential search, seeks input

Victoria College's Board of Trustees recently announced that the search is underway for the fifth president of Victoria College. Applications for the position are currently being accepted until the position is filled.

Dr. Tom Butler, VC president since 2008, announced in January his plans to retire Aug. 31.

Input will be gathered at several forums on March 4-5 to create a presidential profile, which identifies the College’s future priorities and the ideal characteristics of the future president.

VC faculty & staff forums will be held Wednesday, March 4 from 8:30-9:30 a.m. or 3:30-4:30 p.m., both in the VC Student Center, Rooms A-D.

VC student forums will take place Thursday, March 5 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. or 1:30-2:30 p.m., both in the VC Student Center, Rooms A-D.

Community members are invited to attend forums on Wednesday, March 4 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. or on Thursday, March 5 from 5:30-6:30 p.m., both in the VC Student Center, Rooms A-D.

“Victoria College’s Board of Trustees is interested in what the students, faculty, staff and community want from their College,” said Ron Walker, VC Board of Trustees chair. “Victoria College can better serve you with your input in which direction you think the College should be headed and what is needed to get there. We would really like to see you at the forums, if it is to speak or just to listen.”

Walker said he wants the forums to be a learning experience to help in selecting the next VC president.

Those who are unable to attend the forums are encouraged to reach out to the ACCT Search Consultants with thoughts about the opportunities and challenges facing VC's next president as well as the ideal characteristics he or she should possess:

  • Dr. Dick Sanchez, ACCT Search Consultant,, (903) 654-2003 (mobile)
  • Dr. Narcisa Polonio, Executive Vice President of Board Leadership Services,, (202) 276-1983 (mobile)
  • Julie Golder, J.D., Board Services Coordinator,, (202) 775-4466 (office), 202-384-5816 (mobile)

The first presidential search progress report includes a search timeline beginning with the open public forums and ending with an announcement of the next president of Victoria College the week of June 15.

To see the full progress report, go to: .

Published: Friday, 27 February 2015

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