3.2.1 CEO Evaluation / Selection
Comprehensive Standard 3.2.1
The governing board of the institution is responsible for the selection and the periodic evaluation of the chief executive officer. (CEO evaluation/selection)
The Alabama Community College System Board of Trustees, which is the governing board for Southern Union State Community College, is responsible for the selection of the president, who is the chief executive officer of the College.
In accordance with the intent of the Board, the Chancellor of the Alabama Community College System adheres to the guidelines outlined in Alabama Community College System Board of Trustees Policy 203.01 President: Recruiting and Selection to recruit and select a candidate for president. After posting the job announcement for president, the Chancellor forms an Advisory Search Committee to assist in reviewing applications and interviewing the final candidates. The Chancellor recommends a candidate to the Board unless, in the best interest of the institution and the System, he elects not to recommend a candidate to the Board. In such circumstances, the Chancellor reopens the search. When the Chancellor recommends a candidate to the Board, the Board has the right to either accept or reject the Chancellor’s recommendation. Alabama Community College System Board of Trustees Policy 203.01 changed in 2014, and Southern Union State Community College has not conducted a Presidential search under the newly-revised policy.
The Chancellor is the chief executive officer of the Department of Postsecondary Education. He serves at the will of the Alabama Community College System Board of Trustees, and as such, he is responsible, according to Alabama Community College System Board of Trustees Policy 607.01: Evaluation of Personnel, for evaluating the College’s president. New presidents with three or fewer years of service are evaluated annually; those with more than three years are evaluated every other year. The President completes a self-evaluation and provides the following essential job components to be utilized for evaluation review by the Chancellor: financial management, fundraising initiatives, physical plant, instructional program, student services, workforce development, adult education, institutional planning and management, community involvement, professional development, and management of circumstances unique to the College. The Chancellor meets with the President and provides evaluative feedback on each of the areas of the evaluation and reports the results to the Board. The most recent Chancellor's evaluation of the College’s President occurred in March 2014. The Chancellor's evaluations of college presidents for 2015 are being scheduled beginning March 10, 2015.