University of Maryland Eastern Shore — President

The University System of Maryland’s Board of Regents seeks an experienced, strong, visible, and engaged leader to become the next President of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES), the state’s historically black, 1890 land-grant institution. A student-centered, teaching, research, and doctoral university, UMES is committed to providing high quality programs in an ethnically diverse environment and seeks a visionary leader to engage its constituencies in embracing the rich history of the University while preparing graduates to serve and shape the global economy.

The successful candidate will lead the development and implementation of the University’s strategic vision, including emphases on enrollment management, town-gown relations, and strengthening ties to the alumni base. A visible and accessible member of the UMES community, the next president will bring senior-level leadership experience and be forward-thinking, with a demonstrated ability to manage change while embracing and fostering the rich heritage and identity of the institution as a historically black, land-grant university. The president must also have an ability to build consensus, communicate effectively, and engage broadly and authentically with the University’s diverse constituencies.

The President of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore is appointed by the Board of Regents and is accountable both to that body and to the USM Chancellor, Dr. Robert L. Caret. This President also oversees the following direct reports: Vice President of Administrative Affairs; Director of Athletics; Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff; General Counsel; Vice President for Student Affairs; Vice President for Finance; Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs; and two executive administrative assistants.

For more information about UMES, this opportunity, and the procedures for nomination or application, please visit Academic Search, Inc. at https://academic-search.com/current-searches. The position is open until filled but only applications received by June 1, 2018, can be assured full consideration. Nominators and prospective candidates may arrange a confidential conversation about this opportunity with Senior Consultants Jay Lemons (jay@academic-search.com) or Mac Stewart (mas@academic-search.com).

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore actively subscribes to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, religion, national origin or political affiliation. UMES encourages persons with disabilities to apply. In addition, the University is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 not to discriminate in employment on the basis of sex.

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