Marist College — President

Marist College, an independent, comprehensive institution with a strong liberal arts tradition, is seeking a dynamic president to lead the next phase of its growth. Located in the scenic and historic Hudson River Valley in Poughkeepsie, New York, the College has transformed since its founding in 1929. What was once a small training ground for Marist Brothers has evolved into a complex educational institution with a global reach.

With state-of-the-art facilities; a spectacular campus only a short train ride from New York City; and a branch campus in Florence, Italy, Marist’s 6,000+ students have nearly limitless opportunities. 232 faculty members work across seven academic schools to provide education that is grounded in the liberal arts and focused on preparing students for successful and fulfilling lives and careers. Although the College is an independent institution governed by a lay board of trustees, it continues to embrace the ethical underpinnings and culture of the Marist Brothers as an important part of its history and identity.

Marist offers 47 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant Programs. This unique blend of traditional and pre-professional programs is offered through seven schools: the School of Communication and the Arts, the School of Computer Science and Mathematics, the School of Liberal Arts, the School of Management, the School of Science, the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and the School of Professional Programs.

Marist College is seeking an extraordinary leader to become President at a pivotal moment in its history. While the College faces many of the same external pressures as other Northeast institutions of higher education, the organization has seen extraordinary growth in recent decades and is financially well positioned to deal with these issues. The new President will therefore have a unique opportunity to continue Marist’s leadership and innovation in response to the challenges and opportunities posed by a rapidly changing higher education landscape. Leveraging Marist’s distinctive strengths and expanding its impact, the next President will build on the College’s strong foundation to take it to an even higher level of achievement and national recognition. For more information, please see: https://www.marist.edu/presidential-search/profile

Nominations, inquiries, and expressions of interest may be directed to: maristpresident@russellreynolds.com

Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on our campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the College will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other protected groups found to be under-represented.

Equal opportunity means employment, development, and promotion of individuals without consideration of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status unless there is a bona fide occupational requirement which excludes persons in one of these protected groups. The College will review its employment policies and procedures to ensure that barriers which may unnecessarily exclude protected groups are identified and eliminated. The College will also explore alternative approaches if any policy or practice is found to have a negative impact on protected groups.

Marist’s policy of non-discrimination includes not only employment practices but also extends to all services and programs provided by the College. It shall be considered a violation of College policy for any member of the community to discriminate against any individual or group with respect to employment or attendance at Marist College on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other condition established by law.

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