Dr. Brent Wallace was unanimously named the lone finalist for the position of president at North Central Texas College during Thursday’s meeting.
NCTC Regents voted 6-0 for Wallace who is currently the vice-president of Instruction at NCTC. The second candidate was Dr. Steve Rook from Mena, Ark.
Wallace in a native of West Texas where he attended high school and college. After receiving a Bachelor in Business Administration Degree in Marketing at Hardin Simmons University, he began a career in business, advancing to manager and corporate buyer for a large furniture company.
Wallace then attended Abilene Christian University where he completed a Master of Arts in Human Communication and graduate certifications in conflict resolution and family dispute mediation.
Wallace accepted a position as the assistant to the Dean of the Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing, a consortium of Abilene Christian University, Hardin Simmons University and McMurry University.
After a year, he was promoted to the Director of Student Services, serving all three universities nursing students and managing four offices while pursuing a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Texas Tech University, which he completed in 2010.
Wallace arrived at NCTC in August 2011 as vice president of Instruction and Chief Academic Officer.
He is responsible for managing all instructional units for North Central Texas College including academic transfer, career and technical education, continuing education, adult education, adult basic education, libraries, and recently the addition of tutoring, office of students with disabilities, and TRIO. Wallace came to NCTC with a research background in conflict and strategic planning in higher education.
He has been a presenter at state and national higher education conferences and is a member of multiple state higher education groups including being president elect of the Texas Community College Instructional Administrators, a member of the board of directors Texas Association of Career and Technical Educators and is a member of the Texas Community College Teachers Association.
Current NCTC president Dr. Eddie Hadlock announced his retirement on March 24 effective at the end of August. He has been at the college for 40 years including the past 10 as President.
Regent Christy Morris was unable to attend Thursday’s meeting.