Presidential Search

We are pleased to inform you that the Board of Trustees has selected Dr. Stephen M. Vacik to serve as the next President of Hinds Community College. He is expected to assume the office on July 1, 2020. We warmly welcome Dr. Vacik’s leadership as we enter the next chapter in the history of Hinds Community College.

Paul Breazeale, Board of Trustees President stated, “The search committee has worked diligently through a rigorous process to select our next President. We are extremely pleased that Dr. Vacik has chosen to return to Mississippi and assume leadership of Hinds Community College. Throughout his career, he’s demonstrated the ability to develop and nurture relationships between the community, business and industry and the college. We are confident that he will be a tremendous asset to our organization and will be respectful of our long history of success as we move into the future.”

Stephen M. Vacik, Ed.D., is President at Maysville Community and Technical College in Maysville, KY. He previously served as President of Colby Community College in Colby, KS. Dr. Vacik earned a Doctorate of Education in Higher Education Administration, a Master of Arts in History, and a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL. Having served for seven years at East Mississippi Community College, Dr. Vacik has valuable knowledge about the Mississippi Community College System, the political landscape and the culture of the “Hospitality State.”

We would like to extend our appreciation to everyone who participated during the recent virtual presidential forums. Everyone’s input was reviewed by the Board as part of the deliberation process. Your collaborative and concerted input enriched the search process. As mentioned, once the College resumes normal operations, we will have a meet and greet with Dr. Vacik at all campus locations so the entire college community will have an opportunity to personally meet and welcome our new president.

Please reach out to our ACCT Search Consultants with any questions:

Mr. Kennon Briggs
ACCT Search Consultant
P: 919-621-7988

Michael McCall, Ed.D.
ACCT Search Consultant
P: 843-300-9646