Albizu University — President

SAN JUAN, MAYAGÜEZ, PUERTO RICO; AND MIAMI, FLORIDA

Albizu University invites applications, nominations, and expressions of interest for the presidency of this private, non-profit institution with campuses in cosmopolitan Miami, historic Old San Juan, and a center in the beautiful coastal city of Mayagüez. 

With an emphasis on cultural competency, the University offers certificates, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in Psychology, Education, Speech, Criminal Justice and Human Services. Albizu’s locations serve more than 3,000 students. 

The President reports to a collaborative 17-member Board of Trustees. Albizu is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and boasts programs with the highest standards from specialized accreditation bodies.  

The new President will be able to build on positive enrollment trends, introduce new programs, broaden presence beyond Puerto Rico, penetrate untapped markets, and expand online/hybrid offerings. They will have the chance to enhance consistency by full realization of one university and will implement more streamlined decision making. Additionally, growth has made human capital and facilities matters that will require focus. 

The University seeks an innovative leader who is aligned with Albizu’s vision, inspires others to excel and has the organizational skills needed to implement the University’s strategic priorities to grow, adapt and thrive. The next President will be an innovative, transformational, system thinker, who possesses a terminal degree and embraces the unique mission of the institution. Successful senior level experience in leading a specialized institution offering graduate degrees; managing change; and effectively interacting with the greater community is highly desired. Bicultural, and bilingual in Spanish and English is a definite plus. 

A complete Search Profile may be found at https://www.agbsearch.com/active-searches or https://www.albizu.edu/. 

Nominations and expressions of interest may be submitted electronically in MS Word or Adobe PDF to:  AlbizuPres@agbsearch.com. 

Candidates are asked to submit: 

  • A letter of interest reflecting on the desired qualities and attributes noted above
  • A CV, and
  • The names, email addresses and telephone numbers of five references. 

References will not be contacted without first securing the permission of the candidate. The University welcomes the candidacies of women and persons from diverse populations. To receive full consideration, materials should be received by March 25, 2022. The next President will be invited to assume office on or about July 1, 2022. 

Please direct inquiries to: 

Richard W. Wueste, J.D.
Executive Search Consultant, AGB Search
(540) 431-5131
richard.wueste@agbsearch.com

Frederick V. Moore, J.D.
Executive Search Consultant, AGB Search
(712) 299-2544
fred.moore@agbsearch.com

Albizu University does not discriminate in education or employment on the basis of sex, race, creed, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, veteran status, gender identity or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

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