Position Details

Mississippi College invites applications for President of the university from experienced visionary Christian leaders with a mature and vibrant faith and a deep personal commitment to the unique role of Christian higher education, including graduate/professional programs and online education. Mississippi College, affiliated with the Mississippi Baptist Convention, is a private, co-educational, Christian university of liberal arts and sciences. Founded in 1826, Mississippi College (MC) is the oldest institution of higher learning in the state and is the second oldest Baptist university in the country. MC’s vision is to be known as a university recognized for academic excellence and commitment to the cause of Christ.

The new president will be coming to a strong and healthy university, following the leadership of President Lee Royce, who will be retiring in the summer of 2018. The university enjoys an outstanding home campus in Clinton (Jackson metro area), low debt, strong finances, a diverse/welcoming community, and exceptional academic and co-curricular programs including NCAA Division II athletic teams. MC’s College of Law is strategically located in downtown Jackson in the heart of Mississippi’s legal, judicial, and business center. The university is home to seven schools: Business, Christian Studies & the Arts, Education, Humanities & Social Sciences, Law, Nursing, and Science & Mathematics.

Application, Nominations, and Inquiries

A complete description of this exceptional opportunity with detailed information about the qualifications as well as the application and nomination process is available online in the Mississippi College Presidential Profile. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis throughout December. Off-site interviews to select finalists will be held the weekend of February 16-17. For full consideration, applications should be received no later than January 3. Confidential inquiries, nominations, referrals, and applicant questions may be directed to:

Paul R. Corts, Ph.D.
Executive Search Consultant, AGB Search

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