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Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY), a unique and diverse institution of higher education located in New York City, invites nominations and applications for an experienced, visionary and innovative leader with a broad understanding of higher education who embraces MCNY’s mission, vision and unique educational philosophy to serve as its next President.

Founded in 1964 by education visionary and activist Audrey Cohen to provide new educational and career pathways to low-income adults, MCNY is a not-for-profit, independent, and coeducational institution of higher education that attracts highly motivated adult learners who are committed to transforming their lives and the lives of others.  

The MCNY community proudly continues to advance this educational and social justice mission through educating adult students to lead constructive change in our communities through its powerful curriculum, Purpose-Centered Education. MCNY’s academic programs combine the applied skills and knowledge required in today’s globally connected workplace with liberal arts, social sciences, and business theory. The College offers year-round accelerated degree programs with convenient schedules and online and hybrid learning options.  

With an annualized total headcount of 1,665 students across three semesters for fiscal year 2023, MCNY’s associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs are housed within three schools: the Audrey Cohen School for Human Services and Education, the School for Business and the School for Public Affairs and Administration.  MCNY’s Manhattan campus opened in 2016 in the downtown Financial District. The Bronx Campus, also new in 2016, is located in the vibrant South Bronx “Hub” neighborhood.  

The search profile, with additional information about MCNY, the opportunities for the next President, and instructions for application, may be found above.

Nominations and Applications

To assure full consideration, applications should be received by March 8, 2024 and must include the following:

  • a letter of interest addressing the strategic objectives and qualifications identified in this profile;
  • a curriculum vitae; A statement of your contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • and five professional references with email addresses and telephone numbers, including their relationship to the candidate. References will not be contacted without prior authorization from the candidate. 

Application materials should be submitted in PDF format through the AGB Search portal here: MCNY President Application Portal

Please direct any nominations, expressions of interest, or questions regarding the application process to or to the AGB Search team:

Matthew J. Kilcoyne, Principal /202-253-9846    

Carlton E. Brown, Ph.D., Executive Search Consultant / 912-247-8661

Metropolitan College of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.