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About Our College

James Sprunt Community College maintains a tradition of quality education begun in Duplin County over 200 years ago with the founding of Grove Academy, a private academy for boys, in 1784.

James Sprunt Institute was given a permanent home in August 1964 when the County Commissioners appropriated funds to purchase a 53.18 acre campus site located one mile south of Kenansville, North Carolina. A $265,000 training facility was constructed, opening its doors in the fall of 1966.

On July 1, 1971, James Sprunt Institute was chartered as a technical institute within the North Carolina Community College System, with a twelve-member Board of Trustees. The College now enrolls over 1,200 students in at least one curriculum course each year and serves over 7,000 individuals annually through some form of instruction. Students now enroll in one of 26 different curricula that include degree, diploma and certificate programs in a wide variety of occupational fields and college transfer or enroll in one of the college’s continuing education programs that included literary education, occupational extension and community education.

James Sprunt is one of the 58 institutions that comprise the North Carolina Community College System. Located in rural eastern North Carolina, one hour and a half from Raleigh, the state capital, and approximately one hour from Wilmington and the North Carolina coast. Kenansville is the county seat for Duplin County, the home of James Sprunt.

Under the leadership of five able and capable presidents, the college has developed a number of innovative programs, many of which have become state or national models. Recently, SmartAsset.com ranked James Sprunt as the 2nd best in the USA among community colleges. Of the colleges ranked in the state of North Carolina, James Sprunt is number one.

The college is seeking a dynamic, able and capable individual to continue the tradition of excellence that exists today and possesses a heartfelt dedication to student success.

About the Presidency and How to Apply

James Sprunt Community College, one of 58 institutions that comprises the North Carolina Community College System, is seeking a dynamic, capable and able individual to lead the College into the future. Celebrating over 50 years dedicated to educational excellence and a deep commitment to student success, this person will report to the twelve member Board of Trustees responsible for the oversight of the policy direction guiding the College.

The President serves as the chief administrative/chief executive officer and is directly responsible to the Board of Trustees, through the Board Chair, for the College’s operation and management. The President serves as the non-voting Secretary to the Board of Trustees.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required to satisfactorily perform the essential duties and responsibilities.

An earned Doctorate from an accredited institution is required. Minimum requirements include three years of demonstrated, exemplary leadership in a comprehensive community college at the level of dean or vice president or above; a proven record demonstrating the ability to effectively work with a variety of constituencies – including education, business, industry, community and governmental entities; ability to work effectively with a college foundation and to develop alternate sources of funding; record of positive staff leadership and cooperative team building; commitment to creating and maintaining a climate for personal, professional and institutional growth and development and sensitivity to multi-cultural issues and a commitment to diversity with the college community.

Forward all material electronically to Presidential_Search@jamessprunt.edu to  include a cover letter statement (not to exceed 2 pages) addressing your qualifications and indicate how you meet the requirements outlined above and what aspects of JSCC and Duplin County, NC attracted you to this position; also current resume listing credentials and experience.

Interested individuals should submit their material by December 7, 2018 to be considered.

James Sprunt Community College is an equal opportunity educational institution and employer. The college does not practice nor condone discrimination in any form against students, employees or applicants on the grounds of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age disability or political affiliation consistent with those laws that affect the institution.