Vice President of Instruction

It is my sincere pleasure to welcome you to Panola College. The College faculty and staff are committed to creating an academically challenging, dynamic, and hospitable environment for all students.

Panola College is dedicated to cultivating responsible citizen scholars who will flourish during their careers and beyond. The College strives to inspire in each student an understanding of the important contributions an individual can make in society. Since 1947, Panola College has been providing academic and career focused education to a diverse student population. At Panola we are committed to help you achieve your personal, professional and academic goals by providing you with an unparalleled level of student support.

From the time you apply through the time you graduate, and beyond, you’ll belong to a community of dedicated faculty, staff, administrators, advisors, mentors, classmates and alumni. Our co-curricular activities promote the development of the “whole student.” Panola offers both resident and commuter students from all academic disciplines a wide array of engaging social, athletic, and cultural events and programs that will aid them in achieving that all-important balance.

Vice President of Instruction

Dr. Billy Adams
Miller Administration Building
Carthage, Texas 75633
(903) 693-2028

About the Vice President of Instruction

The chief instructional officer is responsible for the administrative leadership and management of the academic programs; updating of the academic plan and strategies, allocating of instructional resources in support of the strategic goals, and developing/sustaining articulation agreements and community-based partnerships that enhance the institutional mission and the students’ success. The Vice President of Instruction coordinates responsibilities to work with the faculty, staff, and other College administrators including the financial and student services leadership to advance the institutional mission and to enhance shared governance.

The Vice President of Instruction supervises the Academic Schools, Accreditation and Compliance Services, Information Technology, Learning Resources, Grants and Sponsored Research, Teaching and Learning Center, E-Learning Services, and Early College Programs as well as Assessment of Student Learning, Institutional Effectiveness, Preparatory Studies, and Supplemental Instruction. Other responsibilities include hiring of credentialed faculty and the evaluation of faculty. The Vice President of Instruction is the regional accreditation liaison.

Mission Statement

The Mission of Instruction is to ensure high quality courses and outstanding programs in various delivery modes to all individuals who desire to pursue higher education. The Vice President of Instruction is authorized and directed to further the interests of the College;

  • provide primary leadership for the instructional programs of the College;
  • convene and chair the Dean’s Council;
  • consult with and advise Academic Deans in the employment, retention, and termination of faculty members and prepare and submit to the President appropriate recommendations;
  • work with other appropriate personnel in, and be responsible for, the preparation and coordination of such publications as the College catalog, class schedules, final examination schedules, and book lists;
  • develop and maintain familiarity with the policies and programs of state, regional and federal agencies and accrediting bodies related to the educational work of the College and utilize this knowledge in carrying out the duties of the office;
  • work to resolve the any problems arising among members of the faculty, between students and faculty, and with both students and faculty in their relationships with various segments of the College;
  • serve on the Executive Council;
  • implement and monitor the Instructional Program Review Policy;
  • coordinate and oversee the instructional elements of the budget;
  • and supervise faculty and staff involved in teaching and provide learning resources, and conduct recruitment and employment of personnel for such positions with final approval of the President.