Florida Institute of Technology — President

The Board of Trustees of Florida Institute of Technology (Florida Tech) invites nominations and applications for the position of President. 

The Florida Tech Board has a sense of excitement as it shepherds the institution toward transformation in the 21st century and is confident that Florida Tech is well positioned for the right leader to dramatically elevate its visibility, rankings, and impact. This outstanding opportunity will be best served by a dynamic, inclusive, and transformational leader who understands and has a deep appreciation for the institution, its history, its people, and its focus on STEM, as well as someone who has enthusiasm and energy for building and maintaining excellence in all aspects of the university’s mission. The Florida Tech community is united in its desire to welcome a new President who will be a strong advocate for the institution, an inspirational communicator to all constituents, and someone who embodies integrity, vision, a passionate commitment to higher education, and a level of leadership and team-building experience that will effectively drive Florida Tech toward a bright and successful future.

Founded in 1958, Florida Tech is a private, comprehensive, research intensive university offering undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees that prepare students for careers of the future. As Florida’s STEM University ™, Florida Tech’s approach to academics is research-driven, high-tech and hands-on, allowing its students to both gain knowledge and get real experience in applying it. Florida Tech comprises four academic colleges: the College of Engineering & Science, the College of Aeronautics, the College of Psychology & Liberal Arts, and the Bisk College of Business, and is home to 9,316 students, approximately 3,300 undergrads on campus and 4,594 online, from 50 states and 80+ countries; 450 faculty, and 730 staff members.

Florida Tech is located on Florida’s Space Coast in Melbourne, ranked the third best place to live in Florida, according to U.S. News & World Report. Melbourne’s rich history and bright future in the aerospace industry drive a strong, diversified local economy, and Brevard County is a booming hub for economic investment and rapidly expanding industries including defense, business services, communication, education, environmental services, financial services, and information technologies. 

Presidential attributes and additional information about Florida Tech can be found in the presidential profile here: https://www.agbsearch.com/searches/president-florida-institute-of-technology

AGB Search is pleased to assist Florida Tech with this leadership search. To apply for the President position, candidates are requested to submit the following: a resume or curriculum vitae; a letter of interest that addresses the leadership opportunities in the profile; and contact information for four references (to be contacted with candidate’s permission at a later date). Application materials should be sent to FloridaTechPresident@agbsearch.com by November 30, 2022 for best consideration. The search will remain open until an appointment is made.

Nominations and expressions of interest in the President position are encouraged. Please direct them to FloridaTechPresident@agbsearch.com or to the AGB search consultants listed below:

Kimberly Templeton, JD, Principal
kimberly.templeton@agbsearch.com; 540.761.9494

Sally Mason, Ph.D, Executive Search Consultant
sally.mason@agbsearch.com; 765.414.0299

Anne Hoffman, Executive Search Associate
anne.hoffman@agbsearch.com; 805.490.9161

Florida Tech does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, pregnancy, parenting status, veteran status or retirement status in its activities and programs. In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Florida Tech does not discriminate on the basis of sex. Inquiries concerning the application of the non-discrimination policy may be directed to the Office of Title IX at John E. Miller Office Building (401QAD), 150 West University Blvd, Melbourne, FL 32901, TitleIXCoordinator@fit.edu, or 321-674-8885, or to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.

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