Position Overview

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LeMoyne-Owen College located in Memphis, TN seeks a transformational leader with the vision, capability, and drive to inspire the college community to higher levels of eminence by weaving the threads of the past into a tapestry for the future. The next president of LOC will possess a record of successful past visionary leadership, demonstrative steps in achieving and advancing academic excellence, and a history of continuous advancement both personally and for the institutions served. The ideal leader will comfortably engage the college stakeholders in thoughtful conversation about its future and have the ability to articulate an ambitious blueprint for LOC with mutually beneficial outcomes. The next president should demonstrate an understanding and value for the Memphis region's culture and possess the charisma to galvanize broad support and realization of a shared vision for LOC’s future.

The ideal candidate is a proven community-builder who sees the education, safety, growth, and well-being of students as the utmost priority. They must possess substantial management, planning, and financial skills, as well as an astute understanding of college finances and the relationships among academic priorities, budgeting, and fundraising.

The next president should exhibit a demonstrated record of systematically increasing student enrollment, retention, and graduation rates. The ability to set the vision and advance leadership that is knowledgeable about the major issues facing higher education, including enrollment management, accreditation, technology, and academic best practices is required.

The president should possess superior and persuasive written and verbal communication skills, be an active listener, and possess the skills to work one-on-one and in groups. As an engaged, approachable leader, the next president will model effective communication across multiple constituencies with ease.

Candidates should have earned a doctorate or terminal degree.

Nominations and Applications

For full consideration, applications should be received by September 30, 2020. For further information and instructions to applicants, please review the position profile (downloadable above). All inquiries, nominations, and applications will be held in strictest confidence; references will not be contacted without applicant’s permission.  

Applications should be sent to:

Nominations and inquiries should be directed to either:

Kim R. Bobby, Ed.D., Executive Search Consultant, / (253) 861-7738

Carlton E. Brown, Ed.D., Executive Search Consultant, / (912) 247-8661