About PCC: Presidential Search


April 27, 2016
The Pamlico Community College Board of Trustees has announced that the President Finalist Meet and Greet Public Forums are to be held from 2:30-3:30pm on May 9, 10, 11, and 12 at the Ned Everett Delamar Center auditorium on Pamlico Community College’s main campus, 5049 NC Highway 306 South, Grantsboro.
You can view the press release by clicking here

Timeline for Remainder of Search:

May 9-May 12 Candidates meet with constituents; Board interviews finalists
May 13 Board submits 1-3 names to State Board for further reference checks
May 20 (Date Approximate) Board prioritizes candidates and begins negotiations
May 25 (Date Approximate) PCC Board submits selection to the State Board
May 25 (Date Approximate) PCC Board announces new President, subject to final approval of State Board
June State Board approves new President


October 30: Dr. Maria Fraser-Molina, Vice President of Instructional Services/CAO is appointed interim president
November 3: Board of Trustees holds quarterly meeting with George Fouts, NC Community College System interim president, as special guest to discuss upcoming presidential search.
December 16: Board selects Dr. Donny Hunter of the North Carolina Association of Community College Trustees to serve as Search Consultant.


January: Employee and public forums conducted to receive input on desired traits and characteristics of PCC’s next president (the profile); ads are placed on Chronicle of Higher Education, HigherEd Jobs and system office employment page with a February 12 deadline.
February: Search consultant narrows 70 applications to 32; search committee narrows to 12 semifinalists; semifinalists submit DVD interviews.
March: Search committee chooses finalists; search consultant begins reference and background checks. The search committee had its third and final meeting March 22 and chose the presidential finalists. The 16-member committee consisted of 3 trustees, 4 employees, 1 student, 1 Foundation director and 7 citizens representing county commissioners, business, fire and rescue, the health field, and the public schools. The 70 original applications were filtered to 32 by the search consultant. The search committee viewed the 32 application and chose 12 semifinalists by comparing their qualifications, experience and knowledge to the profile of traits and characteristics determined through public and employee forums and trustee input. The applications included a cover letter from each applicant specifically addressing the items in the profile. The 12 semifinalists prepared a DVD interview which was used as the basis for selecting the finalists.
April: Background and reference checks performed on finalists; candidate visit/interview plans made
May: Interviews and selection of new president

Presidential Profile: Traits & Characteristics and Presidential Profile 2016

Presidential Search Firm

Dr. Donny Hunter, Executive Director of the North Carolina Association of Community College Trustees (NCACCT), has conducted more than 35 community college president searches in the past 5 years. He has held leadership positions in public schools and the community college system. Additionally, Dr. Hunter consults with community and state colleges on board and leadership development.
Search Firm Contact Information:
Dr. Donny Hunter, hunter@ncacct.org; 919-467-9754, ext. 223; 919-809-2423