Search Opens for Nebraska State College System Chancellor

LINCOLN – The Board of Trustees of the Nebraska State College System (NSCS) has retained Academic Search, Inc. to assist the search committee with the search for the next Chancellor of NSCS. Academic Search is currently accepting applications for the position and the search will remain open until filled.  

Chancellor Carpenter is retiring after eighteen years of service with the NSCS.

“The Board is excited to begin the search for our next Chancellor of the Nebraska State College System,” said Gary Bieganski, Chair of the NSCS Board of Trustees. “The ideal candidate will be able to build on the great foundation that Chancellor Carpenter has built to provide a high-quality four-year education that is affordable and accessible for all Nebraska students.”

The Chancellor serves as the Chief Executive Officer of NSCS and the Chief Administrative Officer for the Board and the System Office and reports directly to the Board. The Chancellor is responsible for policy implementation and System administration by providing vision, leadership, planning, advocacy, coordination and management for the System with a commitment to quality management.  The Chancellor directly oversees the presidents of the Chadron, Peru, and Wayne State Colleges and the NSCS vice chancellors. 

View NSCS Chancellor Search Prospectus. 

Interested candidates can learn more about the position reaching out to Academic Search at The position will remain open until filled but full consideration can only be guaranteed to those applications received by August 8, 2018.

About NSCS and the Board of Trustees

Located in Lincoln Nebraska, and established in 1867, NSCS is the governing board for three state colleges; Chadron State, Peru State, and Wayne State. An established partner within the rural communities they serve, the colleges provide an engaging, personalized and rewarding college experience. NSCS is committed to providing a high-quality four-year education that is affordable and accessible to all students.

"I am a first-generation student, and it was a really hard decision for me to attend college or not. Then, I found Peru State College. With the scholarships and affordable living expenses here, Peru made the decision a lot less difficult."

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Carlene Riley

Peru State College