Search Process

The ACC Board of Trustees works with the executive search firm of Gold Hill Associates to establish the ACC Search Advisory Committee comprised of key stakeholders, including Trustees; faculty, staff, and students; business and community leaders; and ISD partners. View members of ACC's Chancellor Search Advisory Committee here

Process Steps

STEP 1: Apply — Submit application by 11:59 p.m. April 7, 2023.

STEP 2: Candidate Pool Identified — The executive search firm, Gold Hill Associates, identifies a diverse group of qualified individuals to be evaluated by the ACC Chancellor Search Advisory Committee.

STEP 3: Committee Review — The ACC Search Advisory Committee reviews application materials and recommends candidates for first round of virtual interviews.

STEP 4: Virtual Interviews — Candidates invited to virtual interviews with Search Advisory Committee.

STEP 5: Reference/Background Checks — Search firm obtains professional references and background checks are conducted.

STEP 6: In-Person Interviews — Short-list of candidates identified and invited to in-person interviews with Search Advisory Committee.

STEP 7: Finalists Identified — Search Advisory Committee makes recommendations to the governing Board of Trustees.

STEP 8: Finalist(s) Forums — Finalist(s) invited to internal/external community forums.

STEP 9: Onsite College Visits — Members of the ACC Board of Trustees visit campuses of the finalists.

STEP 10: Decision/Job Offer — Board of Trustees makes selection and extends job offer.

STEP 11: Candidate Notification — Search firm notifies all other candidates.