Position Overview

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Benedictine University (BenU), a Catholic, liberal arts institution guided by the Benedictine charism, with diverse and inclusive campuses in Lisle, Illinois and Mesa, Arizona, seeks its next president following the successful legacy of President Charles Gregory. The next president will be preferably Catholic with a terminal degree and capable of embracing and modeling leadership that reflects Benedictine values and a deep commitment to the Catholic intellectual tradition and Catholic higher education. As a Mission-driven and collaborative servant leader, the successful candidate will possess strong social skills, proven fund-raising experience and the ability to unify all University stakeholders around a common vision. BenU’s next leader also will have earned distinction as an executive in higher education with a record of progressive responsibility, professional achievement, and financial acumen. Personal characteristics of integrity, humility, agility, emotional intelligence, and an uncompromising work ethic are also necessities.

Nominations and Applications

To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by January 20, 2023. The Presidential Search Committee will immediately begin the review of applications and continue work until an appointment is made.

Applications must include:

  • A letter of interest that addresses the leadership opportunities and attributes in the presidential profile (above);
  • A curriculum vitae, and
  • Five professional references with e-mail addresses and telephone numbers. References will not be contacted without prior authorization from the applicant.

Applications should be sent electronically (MS Word or PDF) to:

Please direct nominations and inquiries to:

Shannon McCambridge, J.D., LL.M., Senior Executive Search / (206) 310-7560

Loren Anderson, Ph.D., Senior Executive Search Consultant, /   (253) 223-3566

Benedictine University does not discriminate in its admissions or educational policies, programs or activities; scholarship and loan programs; athletic and other University administered programs or employment practices on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, military or veteran status, marital status, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The laws applicable to Benedictine include constitutional and statutory protections of the University's rights as a religiously sponsored institution.