Rust College — President

The Board of Trustees, through its Presidential Search Committee, invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of President of Rust College. The College seeks an innovative, forward thinking leader whose career provides evidence of demonstrated success in senior-level leadership as well as a collaborative, consensus-building leadership style. The Board expects the new leader to bring stability to the institution and initiate dynamic changes at this critical time in the College’s history. The next president should be a visible leader who will embrace and foster the rich heritage and identity of Rust as a historically black, faith –based institution.  It is expected that the next president of Rust College will take office in the summer of 2020.

A complete list of qualifications and requirements can be found in the position profile at:

Rust College is being assisted in this search by Academic Search, Inc. Prospective candidates and nominators may arrange a confidential discussion with senior consultants Shirley R. Pippins at or Sidney Ribeau at  Nominations and applications can be submitted electronically to:  The position will remain open until filled; however, for full consideration by the search committee, applications should be submitted by March 15, 2020. 

 Applications should consist of the following documents, in PDF format: 1. A detailed cover letter expressing the candidate’s interest in and qualifications for the position; 2. A current curriculum vitae (CV) ; 3. A list of professional references representing diverse relationships with the candidate including current contact information and a note explaining the working relationship of each to the applicant. References will not be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate.