Westminster College Westminster College, South 1300 East, Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Oct 25, 2017Full time
Westminster College President Salt Lake City, Utah The Board of Trustees of Westminster College, a private comprehensive liberal arts college in Salt Lake City, Utah and the only independent, private institution in the state, seeks a new president. Situated in a thriving urban neighborhood just minutes from world-class outdoor recreation, Westminster offers a unique education for undergraduate and graduate students interested in achieving a “meaningful life through learning.” It has received numerous accolades, including being recognized on The Princeton Review’s best colleges list for more than a decade, The Princeton Review’s “Green Colleges” list, and one of Business Insider’s top 25 colleges for “students who want to change the world.” It is currently ranked in the top tier of regional universities in the West. Westminster enrolls 2,692 students, including 2,127 undergraduates and 565 graduates. It has 13 graduate programs and nearly 40 undergraduate majors in the School of Arts and Sciences, the Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business, the School of Education, the School of Nursing and Health Sciences, and the Honors College. The campus is at a defining moment and the next President will work collaboratively with the Westminster community to reimagine new possibilities for the College while ensuring adherence to its core values: impassioned teaching and active learning, respect for diverse people and perspectives, collaboration and teamwork, personal and social responsibility, college-wide excellence, and high ethical standards. To be successful, the President will be expected to address a wide range of opportunities and challenges, most notably the ability to: Craft an inspiring vision for the future and a shared institutional identity; Develop and execute a new, sustainable business model, with strategies and tactics that ensure the college’s long-term financial health; Build and strengthen institutional leadership capacity; Foster a diverse and inclusive campus culture; and Serve as a visible spokesperson and ambassador locally, nationally, and globally. The ideal candidate will possess the following experience, skills, and abilities, or the demonstrated ability to grow and develop these traits: Deep understanding of current issues and trends in higher education and the unique challenges and opportunities facing small, private institutions; A track record of growing revenue and creating a sustainable business model at a tuition-dependent institution; Strong enrollment-management experience and understanding of various institutional enrollment strategies paired with exceptional business and fiscal acumen; Articulation of a compelling institutional vision and demonstrated capacity to build relationships with staff, students, faculty, alums, major donors, and foundations; and Demonstrated commitment to the college’s core values. Westminster College has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this search. Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the completion of the search process. Inquiries, nominations, referrals, and CVs with cover letters should be sent via the Isaacson, Miller website for the search: www.imsearch.com/6391. Electronic submission of materials is required. Regan Gough, Courtney Wilk, and Joseph Kralick Isaacson, Miller 1000 Sansome Street, Suite 300 San Francisco, CA 94111 Phone: 415.655.4900 Fax: 415.655.4905 Westminster College is committed to a diversified workforce, equal opportunity, and nondiscrimination. To this end, Westminster prohibits any form of discrimination or harassment based on race or ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, disabilities, genetic information, status as a veteran, or any other category or classification protected by applicable federal, state, or city laws.