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The College of The Bahamas Presidential Search- 2013

The Council of The College of The Bahamas is pleased to announce the search for a new President and invites nominations and expressions of interest in this outstanding opportunity for leadership at a unique institution. The College of The Bahamas (COB) is the national higher education institution in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. After almost forty years of serving The Bahamas, first as a two-year institution, then as a four-year degree-granting College, COB is in transition to become The University of The Bahamas. As it moves to achieve university status, the institution will continue to deliver excellent undergraduate teaching while developing new undergraduate and graduate programmes, increasing research and focusing its work in areas crucial to national development.


Candidate Requirements
The Advisory Search Committee recognises that no one candidate for President is likely to meet all of the following qualifications and criteria in equal measure. Nevertheless, the following qualifications and criteria are desirable and will be used when considering candidates for the position.


The new President will be a Bahamian citizen.


Education And Qualifications
The ideal candidate:


Leadership Experience
The ideal candidate will be:


Professional Experience
The ideal candidate will have proven experience:




A prospectus for this search - the Presidential Profile - with information about the institution, the priorities for the new president, an enumeration of qualifications for the position, and instructions for submitting applications or nominations may be found at


Those considering becoming candidates are directed to visit this website before submitting application materials. A complete application shall include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and a list of at least five professional references (with email addresses and telephone numbers) and must be received by October 31st, 2013.


Nominations, inquiries and applications will be treated confidentially and should be submitted by sealed confidential cover, marked Private & Confidential, to:


The Advisory Search Committee
c/o The Council Secretary
Room A99, Second Floor
Keva M. Bethel Building
The College of The Bahamas
Oakes Field Campus
P. O. Box N-4912
Nassau, N.P., The Bahamas
Telephone: 1-242-302-4335 or 4317

Hand-delivered applications should be delivered to:

The Council Secretary's Office
Room A99, Second Floor
Keva M. Bethel Building
Oakes Field Campus
Nassau, The Bahamas


Note: Electronic applications will not be accepted.

Additional information on The College of The Bahamas may be obtained from The College's website at