Hilbert College — President

Hilbert College
Presidential Search

Hilbert College, an independent Catholic Franciscan coeducational four-year college, invites applications and nominations for the position of president, to assume office on or about July 1, 2018. Hilbert’s next president will be the fourth president in its 61-year history. The president is Hilbert’s chief executive officer and reports to the Hilbert Board of Trustees. Hilbert’s new president will succeed Cynthia Zane at a time of renewed institutional planning and in an ethos where challenging the status quo will be welcomed.

Hilbert serves a diverse student body of nearly 1,000, including traditional undergraduates, full and part-time graduate students, and students enrolled in the college’s adult and evening programs. Student learning is guided by the Hilbert Blueprint, which promotes a well-rounded student experience over four years, including service and experiential opportunities.

Located in the dynamic Buffalo metropolitan area (1M population), Hilbert is accessible to some of New York State’s most beautiful year-round recreational areas. Hilbert’s ability to incorporate and build on resources in the Buffalo urban area is unusually attractive. Engaging in the next iteration of a strategic plan, embracing the change that will result from that plan, as well as leading the College’s fundraising efforts, Hilbert’s next president will have the opportunity to make a measurable difference in the life of this fine small college.

Hilbert’s next president must foster a culture of innovation to encourage the development of creative and contemporary academic programming that will attract new audiences. Supporting community and building enrollment and retention will be key priorities. Hilbert expects to attract candidates who embrace Hilbert’s historic Franciscan values, though it is not a requirement that they be Catholic. A terminal degree is highly preferred.

Additional information about Hilbert and the search, including the complete Leadership Prospectus, may be found at www.hilbert.edu or at www.haleyassociates.net. Dr. Katherine Haley is assisting with the search. Nominators or prospective candidates may contact her at: Khaley@haleyassociates.net or 603.748.4399.

Hilbert College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

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