President

Position Overview

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Saint Mary’s College of California (Saint Mary’s), a Catholic, selective, comprehensive university located on a stunningly beautiful campus just 23 miles east of San Francisco, seeks its 30th President. The next President of Saint Mary’s will be a practicing Catholic who demonstrates a genuine desire for a deep commitment to Lasallian, Catholic and liberal arts education. The President will model servant leadership reflective of the charism of the Lasallian Brothers and the Catholic intellectual tradition and be able to enthusiastically communicate both within and outside of the Saint Mary’s community. Financial acumen, a terminal degree, distinction as an institutional leader, a record of progressive responsibility and experience working successfully with budgets comparable in size and complexity to that of Saint Mary’s are also required. The next President will possess an astute understanding of the challenges facing 21st-century Catholic higher education and be an inspiring, collaborative and visionary leader. Personal characteristics of emotional intelligence, integrity, humility, diplomacy, transparency, an uncompromising work ethic, and the courage to make critical decisions are also essential.

Nominations and Applications

The Search Committee will begin to review applications immediately and continue until an appointment is made by the College. To ensure review, complete applications should be received by October 12, 2020 and must include the following documents:

  • A letter of interest that aligns the candidate’s interest, experience and skills with the requirements set forth in the Presidential Search Profile, which can be downloaded above.
  • A curriculum vitae; and
  • A list of five professional references with current e-mail addresses, telephone numbers, and your professional relationship with each individual. (Note: The listed references will not be contacted without prior authorization from the applicant.)

Application materials should be sent electronically (MS Word or PDF format) to: smcpresident@agbsearch.com

Please direct nominations and inquiries to: 

Shannon McCambridge, J.D. LL.M.shannon.mccambridge@agbsearch.com / (206) 310-7560

Monica Burtonmonica.burton@agbsearch.com / (917) 825-2961

Saint Mary’s College of California is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Saint Mary’s College of California is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student population and does not discriminate in its admission of students, hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff and its educational programs, activities, benefits and services to its students, including but not limited to scholarship and loan programs, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex/gender, marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation, medical condition or physical or mental disability.