Coe College — President

Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa invites nominations for and expressions of interest in the College’s presidency.  

The next president of Coe will leverage the college’s outstanding navigation to date of COVID-19 challenges, its positive financial and enrollment markers and its compelling mission to ensure the future academic and financial success of the institution and the development of its people. Demonstrating a deep commitment to residential liberal arts education, the next president will uphold Coe’s values and dedication to its students. The ideal candidate will have exceptional leadership and management skills, a record of transformative impact and change management, a demonstrated and ongoing commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and experience securing and increasing financial resources.

Coe College seeks a student-centered president who is deeply attracted to its unique makeup as a small, residential, urban campus in the Midwest. The college’s mission and distinctive qualities should resonate with candidates who have a deep understanding of, and experience with, the opportunities and challenges facing higher education particularly at private, residential, liberal arts institutions and the ability to anticipate continued changes in the higher education landscape. Though the search committee is eager to consider candidates with a variety of preparations for the presidency, candidates possessing a terminal degree will be preferred. More detailed information may be found in the search profile available at 

The Presidential Search Committee will evaluate the applicant pool during the summer of 2021. Although applications will be welcomed until the time a new president is selected, candidates should submit materials as soon as possible and no later than July 23, 2021. 

Applications should include a letter of candidacy that responds to the agenda for leadership and the desired attributes for the next president and a complete résumé or vita. 

Please send all nominations, inquiries, expressions of interest and application materials in confidence and electronically to: 

Ms. Julie E. Tea, Managing Director
Ms. Beth McCarthy, Senior Associate
Storbeck Search

Coe is committed to fostering a multicultural environment and encourages applications from individuals who will help fulfill that goal. We value the input of multiple viewpoints and diverse perspectives and aim to create an academic community that is rich with cultural, social and intellectual diversity. Coe College is an equal opportunity employer.