St. Cloud State University — President

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities invites applications and nominations for an engaging president of St. Cloud State University.

The next president of St. Cloud State University will lead us through our 150th anniversary, the launch of our University Foundation’s Comprehensive Campaign, and the continuation of a brand marketing strategy. We pride ourselves on our partnerships and our close relationships with the city and with the Central Minnesota region St. Cloud State calls home. We are looking for a president who will engage with our partners to take these relationships one step further.

Our campus sits on 100 acres between downtown St. Cloud and the Beaver Islands, a group of more than 30 islands that form a natural maze for a two-mile stretch of the Mississippi River. The St. Cloud metropolitan area is 24th on Forbes magazine’s “Best Small Places for Businesses and Careers.” St. Cloud State is ranked in Forbes magazine’s “America’s Top Colleges” and is in the top 1 percent of the most affordable colleges on the list. Our student athletes enjoy competing on our men’s and women’s Division I hockey program and on our 16 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Division II teams, including our two-time national champion Huskies Wrestling.

St. Cloud State University is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. With 30 community and technical colleges and seven state universities, Minnesota State is the largest provider of higher education in the state of Minnesota. Minnesota State is committed to ensuring access to an extraordinary education for all Minnesotans; being the partner of choice to meet Minnesota’s workforce and community needs; and delivering to students, employers, communities, and taxpayers the highest value, most affordable higher education option.

Reporting to the chancellor, the president of St. Cloud State University serves as chief executive officer responsible for leading the faculty and staff in fulfilling the college’s mission. The president serves on the system’s Leadership Council, which consists of the chancellor, the chancellor’s cabinet, and 30 college and university presidents. As a member of the Leadership Council, the president contributes to the overall direction of the nation’s fourth-largest system of higher education.

Strong vision and leadership skills are necessary to guide and inspire St. Cloud State University and its diverse community of scholars, professionals, learners, and partners to implement their strategic vision to “Build the 21st Century Engaged University.” The successful candidate will have a commitment to student success and experience with developing innovative strategies to aggressively improve recruitment, retention, graduation, and post-graduation success. An earned doctorate or terminal degree is required.

Confidential Inquiries and Nominations

Garry W. Owens, Ph.D., Executive Search Consultant, AGB Search, is supporting Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and St. Cloud State University in this search.

Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Nominations should include the name, position, address, and telephone number of the nominee.

Prospective candidates are encouraged to start a conversation about this opportunity through an initial email contact with either Dr. Owens or Dr. Mason prior to submitting materials.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references.

Confidential inquiries and nominations should be directed to:

Garry W. Owens, Ph.D.
Executive Search Consultant
AGB Search
garry.owens@agbsearch.com
806.239.3049

Sally Mason. Ph.D.
Executive Search Consultant
AGB Search
sally.mason@agbsearch.com
765.414.0299

The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. Candidates with hearing or speech disabilities may contact us via preferred telecommunications relay services.

To learn more about Minnesota State, please visit MinnState.edu
To learn more about St. Cloud State University, please visit stcloudstate.edu

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