Jacksonville College announces presidential search

JACKSONVILLE, Texas—Trustees of Jacksonville College, a faith-based liberal arts institution, have announced a search for the institution’s next president following Mike Smith’s announcement on Feb. 26 of his intention to retire at the end of 2021.

Smith has served as the college’s president since 2011.

Applicants wishing to be considered to lead the faith-based liberal arts junior college located in East Texas must possess an earned doctorate, preferably in education or a related discipline. Pastoral ministry-related experience is a plus. Candidates should be conservative, growing Christians with experience in institutional development, fundraising and administration. Pastoral or ministry-related experience is also preferred.

Applicants are invited to submit the following: a cover letter, a personal resume including family information, work history, personal testimony of faith, and contact information for three references. Resumes should be emailed to Donnie Page at dpage@hillcrestbc.com by April 10 for full consideration. 

Jacksonville College was founded in 1899, and is related with the Baptist Missionary Association of Texas and the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention. The college is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, junior college diplomas and continuing education units.

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