The East Central Community College Board of Trustees today opened its search for the ninth president of the Decatur college.

Dr. Billy Stewart, the college’s president since February 2012, recently announced his retirement effective July 1, 2020.

Application packets are being accepted through January 31, 2020. More information on the search, including a Presidential Profile and Job Description, can be found at

In February 2020, the ECCC Board of Trustees Presidential Search Committee will review completed applications and conducts initial interview(s) with preferred candidate(s), compile a list of finalist(s) for the position of President of ECCC, and conduct background checks on each finalist.

 In March, the full Board of Trustees will conduct interviews with finalist(s) during the regular monthly meeting on campus. East Central’s ninth president will be announced at the conclusion of the Board meeting contingent upon successful contract negotiation.

The next president will start their term on July 1, 2020.

For more information, contact Carole Germany, ECCC Board of Trustees Presidential Search Committee Liaison, at 601-635-6201 or [email protected].

East Central Community College will be closed for the Christmas Holidays from Dec. 14, 2019, through Jan. 1, 2020.