Newman University — President

Newman University
Presidential Search

The Presidential Search Committee at Newman University welcomes inquiries, nominations and applications for the twelfth president of the university. Founded in 1933 and named for the Catholic philosopher and educator Saint John Henry Newman, Newman is a private, Catholic, coeducational, comprehensive institution of higher education with its 61-acre main campus in Wichita, Kansas. The university is sponsored by the Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC) congregation of women religious. The university seeks candidates who desire a unique leadership opportunity at a values-based, student-focused university in one of the Midwest's most livable cities. The new president is expected to begin no later than August 1, 2020.

It is expected the next president of Newman University will be Catholic and a staunch advocate for advancing the Catholic identity of the university. As the leader of an academic enterprise, we expect our president will have impressive academic credentials, including our preference for the terminal degree. In lieu of a terminal degree, the successful candidate should have evidence of extraordinary success in executive leadership positions.

Newman University's heritage is in the liberal arts tradition and offers a variety of pre-professional and professional programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Newman features small class sizes (average 18 students) with personalized instruction (11:1 student to faculty ratio) and serves nearly 3,200 students from 36 states and 25 countries. The full-time faculty number about 85, the majority of whom hold terminal degrees.

Academic Search is assisting the university with this search. Nominators and prospective candidates may direct inquiries to Senior Consultant Dr. Rick Artman at or (608) 385-6781 or to Associate Consultant Ms. Penny Gibbons at For more information about Newman University, please visit A site dedicated to the presidential search can be found at For more information about the position, qualifications, and application process, please review the full position Prospectus. To ensure full consideration, applications should be submitted by Friday, March 27, 2020.

Newman University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The equal employment opportunity (EEO) policy of Newman University provides for a fair and equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability or status as a protected veteran.