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Company Name:Loyola Marymount University
Position Title: Prsident
Loyola Marymount University invites nominations and applications for its 16th President. Located in Los Angeles between the Pacific Ocean and downtown, LMU is a comprehensive university offering 60 major programs, 41 master’s degrees, a doctoral degree in education, a juris doctorate and 12 credential programs from four colleges, two schools and Loyola Law School. Founded in 1911, LMU is the largest Jesuit Catholic university for undergraduates on the West Coast, with more than 6,000 undergraduate students and more than 3,300 graduate and law students. LMU has an average student-to-faculty ratio of 11:1 and has been recognized in national college rankings for its education quality, student life and curricula. LMU’s highly esteemed faculty is nationally and globally recognized scholars and includes two Nobel Prize winners, one Pulitzer Prize winner and 19 Fulbright Scholars. The university’s co-curricular programs include 19 Division I sports, 160 clubs and organizations, 21 national Greek sororities and fraternities, and nationally acclaimed student-run media programs in radio, television, yearbook and newspaper.
Established in the Catholic intellectual tradition, LMU is shaped by its sponsoring religious orders: the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary (Marymount Sisters) and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange. LMU offers an education steeped in its rich intellectual and cultural heritage which springs from its mission: the encouragement of learning, the education of the whole person, the service of faith and the promotion of justice. Located in the largest Catholic archdiocese in the nation, LMU is one of the most ethnically diverse of the nation’s 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and five Marymount institutions.
The university is comprised of two Los Angeles campuses: the main campus situated in a dramatic setting overlooking the Pacific Ocean and a Frank Gehry designed Law School campus in downtown. LMU is actively engaged in its deep connections to Los Angeles, a dynamic world city where students and alumni benefit from its unmatched diversity, opportunities and resources. LMU promotes engaged learning opportunities where students actively experience the enduring and practical value of their education. Last year, LMU students volunteered 176,000 hours of service with over 350 local non-profit partners locally, nationally and globally. Loyola Law School is the first ABA-approved law school in California with a mandatory pro bono requirement, with law students donating over 40,000 hours of pro bono work each year.
The university concluded an extremely successful capital campaign in 2012, exceeding its $400 million goal by $13 million, and is in the midst of a $100 million scholarship initiative. LMU is nearing completion of a $100 million state-of-the-art Life Sciences Building, which will provide students and faculty with world-class learning, research and lab spaces. The university developed and launched its strategic plan in 2012 and a new undergraduate core curriculum in 2013. Both comprehensive efforts seek to further develop a student-centered learning environment whose leaders transform the world through intellectual rigor while laying the foundation for a life-long commitment to learning.
LMU's president will be responsible for articulating and advancing the distinctive nature, culture and heritage of LMU as a Catholic university in the Jesuit/Marymount traditions. He/she will be expected to sustain and extend the university's commitment to academic excellence, diversity and the preparation of students to learn, lead and serve in a global society. The new president will provide a collaborative style of leadership reflecting a commitment to shared governance when setting institutional priorities.
LMU is an equal opportunity institution actively working to promote an intercultural learning community. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Prospective candidates are invited to review additional materials, including Leadership Opportunities and the Presidential Profile, by visiting www.lmu.edu/presidentialsearch.
Nominations and expressions of interest should be sent to Witt/Kieffer:
• Search Consultants: Lucy A. Leske, Jean Dowdall and/or Brian Bloomfield
• Email: LMUPresident@wittkieffer.com
• Website: www.wittkieffer.com
Posted December 10, 2014
Company Name: Santa Clara University
Position Title: DEAN, College of Arts & Sciences
Santa Clara University (SCU), a comprehensive Jesuit,
Catholic university located in California's Silicon Valley, is entering an
ambitious period of growth and expansion and has developed a bold new vision
and integrated strategic plan, Santa
Clara 2020. The University is
launching new interdisciplinary initiatives, promoting technology-enhanced
teaching methods and building facilities that respond to the changing landscape
of higher education, our increasingly technological society, and an innovative
approach to liberal arts education.
The search committee invites inquiries, nominations, and
expressions of interest for the position of Dean of the College of Arts and
Sciences. Santa Clara seeks a visionary
and creative academic leader with a distinguished reputation as a teaching
scholar and a commitment to advancing the University’s mission that is
dedicated to academic excellence, social justice, and educating the whole
Founded in 1851 by the Society of Jesus as Santa Clara College, SCU is California's
oldest operating institution of higher learning. The University offers its more than 8,000
students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and
engineering, plus master's, Ph.D., and law degrees. Distinguished nationally by the
fourth-highest graduation rate among all U.S. master's universities, SCU
demonstrates faith-inspired values of ethics and social justice.
The College of
Arts and Sciences, in which 3,140 undergraduate students are pursuing majors,
has nearly 350 faculty members, and approximately 130 full- and
part-time staff. It is the largest
academic unit and represents the
academic core of the University. The
College’s 24 departments and academic programs offer more than 35 undergraduate
degree programs. All undergraduates at
the University are provided a common educational experience through the Core
Curriculum, whose courses are predominantly offered in the College of Arts and
Sciences. More information about Santa
Clara University and the College of Arts and Sciences can be found on its
website at http://www.scu.edu/cas/.
The Dean is the chief academic and administrative officer of
the College and reports to the Provost.
The next Dean will provide overall academic, administrative, and
financial leadership for the College.
The Dean is responsible for strategic planning and vision, educational
programmatic leadership, faculty recruitment and development, promoting shared
and responsible governance, external relations and fundraising, resource and
budget allocation, staff and facilities management, and integration with other
campus units, among other duties. The
next Dean will also have a unique opportunity to work with faculty and
stakeholders to develop a new strategic plan for the College.
The ideal candidate will be an innovative, goal-oriented,
and collaborative leader and have extensive administrative experience as a
dean, associate dean, department chair, or a comparable administrative position
with academic, managerial, and fiscal responsibility. She or he will have an earned doctorate (or
terminal degree) in a relevant discipline of the College, a distinguished
record of scholarship and teaching, and be eligible for appointment at the rank
of full professor. The successful
candidate will have a record of leading change, enthusiasm to engage in
fundraising, and broad interest in the liberal arts. The next Dean will embrace the core
commitments of the University's mission and identity as a Jesuit, Catholic
university, will actively promote academic, scholarly, and creative (artistic)
excellence, will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and
will enhance diversity and inclusion. A
full position description (Leadership Profile) can be requested via the
dedicated email address below.
Interested individuals should provide a letter of interest
describing professional background and qualifications for the position as well
as a current CV. This search will be
conducted with respect for candidate confidentiality, which will be maintained
until finalists are invited to campus towards the end of the process. The search will remain open until an
appointment is made but to ensure the fullest consideration, materials should
be sent electronically as soon as possible or by November 15, 2014, to
and the consultants to the search committee: Brian Bloomfield and Jean Dowdall,
University is an equal opportunity employer.
Posted October 8, 2014
Company Name: Saint Leo UniversityPosition Title: PRESIDENT
Saint Leo University is one of American higher education’s true success stories. Established in 1889 by the Benedictine Order, the university, long independent, has in recent years become a model for efficient, effective operations based on core principles of fidelity to mission, adherence to institutional values, accountability for execution, and commitment to vision and planning. The result is a remarkably strong balance sheet and an institutional culture so strong and positive that the university is listed on the Honor Roll of The Chronicle of Higher Education’s annual list of the best academic workplaces nationally.
To continue and to enhance this record of success, Saint Leo University seeks a president to lead this multi-faceted institution.
Saint Leo is organized into six distinct units: University College, its traditional campus of approximately 2,350 traditional undergraduate students just north of Tampa, Florida; its graduate programs, currently totaling over 3,000 students; Center for Online Learning, a distance education program currently enrolling approximately 3,000 students (FTE); Military Centers, onsite locations on military bases enrolling approximately 4,000 students; Civilian Centers, largely on the campuses of community colleges, enrolling approximately 2,000 students; and Stand Alone Centers sited independently across the region and the country, currently enrolling 2,000 students. The university’s budget exceeds $170 million and has in recent years generated surpluses exceeding $10 million per annum. The 134 full-time faculty members on the traditional campus are unionized, with a four-year CBA newly in place; the university’s full-time, off-campus faculty benefit from the same arrangements made with the bargaining unit. The institution is dedicated to a process of “smart growth” based first and foremost on its commitment to students.
In short, Saint Leo is the very model of modern university business practices.
To lead the university to new heights based on its current, robust baseline, its new president must be steeped in the business of higher education. He or she must be a leader, a visionary with an operational bent, with a deep commitment to the university’s core values and the ability to galvanize its community around plans and aspirations for its future. To this end, he or she will be a person of faith with a significant exposure to and appreciation for Catholic, Benedictine values and traditions. Above all, he or she will be student-centric in all decision-making, focusing the institution’s assets on service to its many and diverse students and student bodies. An earned terminal degree is very highly desired.
Saint Leo University’s new president will inherit a university whose commitment to its students is in keeping with its rich history and whose business practices in many ways define the cutting edge of modern higher education leadership. Recruitment will continue until an appointment is made. Nominations, applications, and letters of interest (including a cover letter and resume) should be submitted via email to SaintLeoPresident@wittkieffer.com. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by October 31, 2014. Candidates invited for preliminary interviews will be informed the week of November 17, and those interviews will take place on December 1 and 2, 2014. Finalists will visit the campus during January 2015.
Material that cannot be emailed may be sent to:
PresidentSaint Leo Universityc/o WITT/KIEFFERAttention: Dennis M. Barden and Karen Goldstein2015 Spring Road, Suite 510Oak Brook, IL 60523
Confidential inquiries and questions concerning this search may be directed to the consultants supporting this search at 630-575-6152.
Saint Leo University has a strong commitment to principles of equal employment opportunity and equal access to education. Saint Leo University does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnic origin, nationality, genetic information, gender, race, religion, or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law in its educational programs, admissions policies, financial aid, employment, or other school administered programs.
Posted September 4, 2014