University of Portland — President

The University of Portland, a Catholic comprehensive university with a liberal arts core founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1901, seeks its next president. Following the words of Blessed Basil Moreau, the Congregation’s founder, who stated:  “The mind will not be cultivated at the expense of the heart,” the University has been educating the hands, hearts, and minds of students for over a century. In faithfulness to its mission, institutional values, and the charism and traditions of the Holy Cross Founders, the next president will set the stage for an even brighter future.

The University’s next president will be a committed Catholic who demonstrates a genuine desire for a deep commitment to the institution’s mission. The president will model servant leadership reflective of the charism of the Holy Cross Congregation, possess a terminal degree and a record of distinction in progressively responsible leadership roles. Having an astute understanding of the challenges facing 21st century Catholic higher education and being an inspiring, collaborative, and visionary leader with emotional intelligence and an uncompromising work ethic are also required.  

For additional information about this outstanding opportunity, please review the search profile.

THE APPLICATION PROCESS

The Search Committee will begin to review applications immediately. To assure full consideration, applications should be received by Wednesday, February 16, 2022, and must include the following documents:

  • Letter of interest addressing the key priorities of the desired presidential attributes described in the search profile,
  • Curriculum vitae, and
  • List of five professional references with email addresses and telephone numbers. References will not be contacted without prior authorization from the candidate.

Application materials should be sent electronically (PDF format) to:
PortlandPresident@agbsearch.com

PLEASE DIRECT NOMINATIONS AND INQUIRIES TO:

Shannon McCambridge, J.D., LL.M.
Executive Search Consultant, AGB Search
206.310.7560; shannon.mccambridge@agbsearch.com 

OR

James P. Ferrare, Ph.D.
Executive Search Consultant, AGB Search
202.285.6105; james.ferrare@agbsearch.com 

Additional information about the University of Portland may be found at up.edu.

Equal Employment and Nondiscrimination Policy:

The University of Portland does not discriminate in its educational programs, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other school-administered programs, or employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, age, or sexual orientation. The University expressly reserves its rights and obligations to maintain its commitment to its Catholic identity and the doctrines of the Catholic Church.

Statement of Inclusion:

At the University of Portland, a Catholic University guided by the Congregation of Holy Cross, all dimensions of our communal life—teaching and learning, faith and formation, and service and leadership—are informed and transformed by prayer, scripture, and the Christian tradition. Our belief in the inherent dignity of each person is founded upon the social teaching of the Catholic Church. At the center of that teaching is the fundamental mandate that every person, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, social or economic class, age, or disability shall be treated with respect and dignity.

Moreover, we seek to create and sustain an inclusive environment where all people are welcomed as children of God and valued as full members of our community. We condemn harassment of every kind, and assert that no one in our community should be subject to physical or verbal harassment or abuse. Further, no one shall be denied access to programs, services, and activities for any unlawful reason. We provide all who live, learn, and work at the University the opportunity to actively participate in a vibrant, diverse, intellectual community that offers a broad range of ideas and perspectives, so that we may all learn from one another.

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