Navarro College Board of Trustees Announces Presidential Search and Forum

SEPTEMBER 8, 2017, Corsicana, TX – Navarro College Board of Trustees is announcing  the beginning of the search process for the next District President of Navarro College.  The community is invited to attend an open forum on Tuesday, September 12 at 5:30 p.m. at the Cook Education Center to learn about the search process and provide their expectations on the education, experience and qualities of the next District President of Navarro College.

The Board of Trustees will open the search for the District’s 8th President on September 25, 2017 after completing the candidate profile. The Board has appointed a Search Committee comprised of sixteen members from a cross-section of college interests.  The composition includes two Trustee members, who will co-chair the committee; five community representatives that are Trustee appointed; four faculty members that represent each of the campus areas; two support staff/paraprofessional members; two administration members; and one student.  Search coordinators are Dr. Richard Sanchez, District President; Ms. Marcy Ballew, Vice President of Human Resources; and Ms. Leslie Smith, Executive Assistant to the District President.

The deadline for candidates to submit application material will be December 1, 2017.  The committee will then conduct interviews January 12-16, 2018 and finalists will be interviewed by the Board of Trustees January 29-February 2, 2018.  The target date to announce the Board’s decision is February 22, 2018 with appointment date being March 22, 2018 after a required 21-day waiting period. If during the process a suitable candidate is not found, the search will be aborted and resumed at a later date.

“We are excited to have the community attend our forum and share their ideas about the next Navarro College District President.  We are confident that with the diverse committee composition and the rigorous selection process, we are poised to find a leader that will be ready to take Navarro College into the future in a time where there are many factors affecting education,” said Navarro College Board of Trustees Chairman, Lloyd Huffman.

Navarro College is in its 71st year and its mission is to provide educational opportunities that empower students to achieve their personal, academic, and career goals and promote life-long learning for all communities served.The vision for the college is to be a nationally-recognized higher education institution committed to providing innovative pathways and student-centered learning opportunities that result in students capable of succeeding in a local and global community. For more information, news and events visit