Elms College — President

The Board of Trustees and College of Our Lady of the Elms community invites applications and nominations for the position of President. Founded in 1928 by the Sisters of St. Joseph in Chicopee, MA, Elms College empowers students to effect positive changes in the community and globally. A co-educational, Catholic, liberal arts college with undergraduate, graduate, and adult learner programs, Elms College provides an atmosphere in which students grow in scholarship, leadership, caring, and commitment.

The Elms College community of approximately 1,600 students, over 60 full-time and 110 part-time/adjunct faculty, and 140 professional staff combines academic excellence, student-centered learning, a welcoming community and a commitment to social justice all within the framework of Catholic social teaching. Elms College offers more than 33 majors, minors and certificate programs in six Divisions and two Schools. Graduate programs are offered in seven disciplines, including a Doctor of Nursing Practice.

Under the leadership of Sr. Mary Reap, IHM, Ph.D., who will retire after eight successful years, Elms College has achieved consistent multi-million dollar surpluses and is poised for further growth. Other significant successes include: being rated as the second fastest-growing Catholic college – and 18th overall – nationally at the baccalaureate level over the last ten years according to the 2016 Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac; the 2016 completion of the new $13.5 million Lyons Center for Natural and Health Sciences; and the opening of seven off-site locations to serve adult learners.

Elms’ 11th President will lead this collaborative, student success-centered, community to its next level of success through strategic vision, servant leadership and fidelity to its mission and core values. The selected candidate will: be a Roman Catholic who understands, and is deeply committed to, Elms’ Catholic identity, mission, and vision; have a proven track record with external resource development, including fundraising and new and creative revenue generation; understand of the key issues of importance in higher education, including enrollment and retention, budgeting and finance, academic programmatic development, and technology; and have the ability to be entrepreneurial and forward-thinking while valuing Elms’ foundational traditions and history.

The review of applications will begin immediately. To ensure full consideration, materials are due by November 18, 2016. Prior to submitting application materials, please review the profile at http://apptrkr.com/895694.

Elms College is being assisted with this search by R. H. Perry & Associates. All communications are to be directed in confidence to: Mr. Matthew Kilcoyne, Managing Partner at (202) 253-9846, or to Dr. Roger Martin, Senior Consultant at (914) 777-1644, or to ElmsPresident@rhperry.com.

Elms College will not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, age, disability, sex, or veteran status. The College fully complies with the requirements of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and all other applicable federal, state, and local statues, ordinances, and regulations.