The Texas State University System Board of Regents, the Chancellor, and the Beaumont community invite nominations and applications for the position of President, Lamar Institute of Technology (LIT). The Chancellor and others are seeking a visionary leader who is focused on the future and committed to innovation and change, while continuing to prioritize student engagement and success, inclusive excellence, strong partnerships with K-12 and local employers, as well as enhanced collaboration with LIT’s sister institutions in Southeast Texas. The next president will continue to build and enhance innovative opportunities for LIT graduates through business acumen and will strengthen the institute’s significant contributions to economic development and quality of life in the region and beyond. The president is expected to assume office by late Summer, 2022.
LIT is a two-year technical college offering associate of applied science degrees and certificates in more than 50 educational programs, including business, allied health, technology, public safety, and continuing education. Ranked among the nation’s fastest growing two-year institutions, LIT enrolls 4,500 students in academic programs, including 1,600 dual credit and career and technical education students, in addition to serving thousands of additional adult learners through non-credit, workforce training courses, with an unduplicated headcount of 6,200 students.
Lamar Institute of Technology is located in Beaumont, Texas. The main campus, covering approximately 20 acres, contains 11 buildings and the Institute recently secured $37 million to construct a 51,000 square foot Workforce Training Center. Over the past several years, LIT has ranked as one of the top two-year institution producers of industrial technology graduates in the nation. It is one of the largest producers of process operators and instrumentation technicians in the world, with more than 500 students continuously enrolled in these programs. According to the US Department of Education, of all two-year public colleges, LIT was ranked number 1 in Texas and tied for number 3 in the nation for highest student median salary 10 years after graduation.
The next president of LIT will be presented with the exciting and challenging opportunity to lead the Institute to even greater heights. The next president will assume leadership at an extraordinary time—a point where the Institute has recently experienced significant growth and expansion during an unprecedented period of uncertainty due to pandemic and weather-related crises, yet where it will need visionary direction to continue to evolve as a national leader in technical education and a preferred provider of high-quality, workforce training for Southeast Texas and beyond.
More information about this opportunity can be found in the position profile (above) and at: www.lit.edu/about/presidential-search
For best consideration, applications should be submitted by June 13, 2022. To apply for the President position, candidates are requested to submit the following:
Application materials (Word or PDF) should be sent to: LITpresident2022@agbsearch.com
Nominations and expressions of interest are encouraged. Please direct them to: LITpresident2022@agbsearch.com
Kim Bobby, Ed.D., Principal, email@example.com /(253) 861-7738