Finlandia University — President

The Board of Trustees and the Presidential Search Committee invite inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of president of Finlandia University. Finlandia seeks in its next president a seasoned mission-driven leader with financial acumen who will strengthen the university's academic program, aligning it with the current needs of higher education's changing landscape, further advance the university's dedication to student success while growing student enrollment, and enhance community engagement.

Finlandia University, the only private university in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, is a co-educational liberal arts college. Established in 1896 as Suomi College by Finnish Lutherans looking to make a better life for future generations, Finlandia celebrated its 125th anniversary this past December. Finlandia is the only institution of higher learning in North America founded by Finns, and Finlandia's Lutheran influence can still be felt on campus, as it is one of 26 colleges and universities affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).

Finlandia enrolls 430 students, with an average class size of 11:1. Approximately 30 full-time faculty and 25 adjunct faculty are committed to students' personal and intellectual growth, serving not just as educators but as mentors. Finlandia student-athletes make up nearly 80 percent of the student body. For additional information about Finlandia University, please visit, and to learn more about the position and how to apply, click here.

Finlandia University is being assisted by Academic Search. Prospective candidates may arrange a confidential discussion by contacting Jack Ohle at or Andrea Cowsert at This position is open until filled, but only applications received by March 10, 2022, can be assured full consideration.

Finlandia University is an equal opportunity educational institution/equal opportunity employer.