Coppin State University — President

Coppin State University, a constituent institution of the University System of Maryland, located in Baltimore City, announces the national search for its eighth president. The University seeks an experienced strong, visible leader who will engage broadly and authentically with the diverse University community, internally and externally. 

Coppin State University, a historically black institution in a dynamic urban setting, serves a multi-generational student population and provides educational opportunities while promoting lifelong learning. The University fosters leadership, social responsibility, civic and community engagement, cultural diversity and inclusion, and economic development. Coppin offers students direct accessibility to caring professors and staff, with a tradition of small class sizes and a welcoming family environment. 

Coppin State and the University System of Maryland seek an experienced individual to bring dynamic changes and stable leadership to the University at a critical time in its history. The next president should be a visible leader who can embrace and foster the rich heritage and identity of Coppin as a historically black university while also bringing constituents together to work collectively and collaboratively to lead actions to address the current challenges of the campus and to better serve the current population of students and their needs. The president should lead toward a shared vision and goals, and must be able to engage current faculty, staff, and students; work to increase the recruitment and retention rates of students; and build and strengthen relationships with the surrounding community and other external stakeholders within the state. 

For additional information about the University, the position, the qualifications sought, and how to apply, please visit https://academic-search.com/current-searches.

The University System of Maryland and Coppin State University are being assisted in this search by Academic Search, Inc. Prospective candidates and nominators may arrange a confidential discussion with senior consultants John W. Garland at jwg@academic-search.com, William F. Howard at wfh@academic-search.com, or Shirley R. Pippins at srp@academic-search.com. Nominations can also be submitted electronically to CoppinPresident@academic-search.com. This position is open until filled, but only applications received by August 26, 2019, can be assured full consideration.

Coppin State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability status or veteran status. View the EEO is the Law poster for more information regarding your rights under the law.

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