College Leadership


 Dr. Robert Exley, President

Post Office Box 734
220 North Walnut Street
Boaz, AL 35957
(256) 840-4100
rexley@snead.edu

Dr. Robert Exley is the President of Snead State Community College in Boaz, AL.  Dr. Exley received his Associate of Arts from San Jacinto College in Houston, Texas, his BA and MS from the University of Houston-Clear Lake, and his Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin.  Dr. Exley has taught courses for Iowa State University’s graduate program in Higher Education Leadership and Policy Studies, the University of Houston-Clear Lake, San Jacinto College, Miami-Dade Community College, and The University of Alabama.

Dr. Exley currently serves as a member of the Alabama Community College Athletic Association Executive Committee, Boaz Rotary Club, and sits on the board of directors for the Boaz Chamber of Commerce.  Dr. Exley served as a member of the American Association of Community Colleges Commission on Academic, Student and Community Development, Alabama Community College System Task Force, Joint Policy Review Committee, Reserve Fund Advisory Council, Formula Funding Committee, Scholarship Review Committee, Accelerate Alabama Steering Committee, and the Administrative Software Committee.  He also served as a consultant evaluator member of on-site evaluation teams for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) reaccreditation visits to peer community colleges and has served as chair of SACSCOC Off-Site Review Committees.  

Prior to this he served as President of Parkland College in Champaign, Illinois and as the Vice President for Academic Affairs at Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs, Iowa.  He also held a variety of administrative positions with Miami-Dade College over a nearly ten-year period.  While at MDC he helped establish the College’s nationally recognized service-learning program – winner of the Campus Compact National Center for Community Colleges 1998 Collaboration Award and in 1997 the National Council of Instructional Administrators’ Exemplary Program in Student Learning Award.

He serves as a consultant with the American Association of Community Colleges specializing in leadership development, faculty training, and program evaluation strategies for AACC’s national service-learning project.  He provides these same services for other colleges and universities throughout the nation. He is a frequent speaker at state, regional and national conferences.  In May of 2007, Dr. Exley was named a Distinguished Graduate of The University of Texas at Austin’s Community College Leadership Program in recognition of his national contribution to American Community Colleges. In January of 2014, Dr. Exley was selected as a recipient of Phi Theta Kappa’s prestigious Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction.