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Seton Hall University, a nationally ranked, archdiocesan Catholic university committed to academic excellence, invites nominations and applications for a visionary leader to serve as the University’s 22nd President. The 22nd President of Seton Hall will be an ordained Roman Catholic priest in good standing. He will be a servant leader who is knowledgeable, thoughtful and articulate on issues of Catholicism and Catholic identity. The President will blend executive competencies with a pastoral sensibility and possess a deep understanding of the Catholic intellectual tradition and Catholic social teaching in the context of United States higher education. At the same time, he will champion the University’s educational mission, shared governance and academic freedom.

One of the country’s leading Catholic universities, Seton Hall University is committed to academic excellence; expanding liberal, professional and scientific knowledge; fostering a diverse, inclusive and equitable community; and preparing ethical and compassionate great minds and servant leaders. The university’s over 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students students are taught by an outstanding faculty in an evolving, technologically advanced setting with values-centered curricula that prepares them to be leaders in in a global society. Seton Hall’s academic excellence has been recognized by The Princeton Review, U.S. News & World Report, and Bloomberg Businessweek, among others.

Seton Hall is a financially sound and prudently run institution, with an endowment of approximately $330 million and a budget of $334 million for FY2024. The University has enjoyed robust enrollments in recent years. Seton Hall’s 58-acre main campus in South Orange, N.J. is only 14 miles from Manhattan. The University’s School of Law is located in nearby Newark and the Interprofessional Health Sciences (IHS) campus is situated in Clifton and Nutley.

Nominations and Applications 

The Seton Hall University community is being assisted by AGB Search. Application materials should be submitted through the AGB Search portal system here: Seton Hall President. To assure full consideration, applications should be received by February 12, 2024. Candidates are encouraged to review the search profile, which can be accessed above.

Please direct any nominations, expressions of interest, or questions regarding the application process to or to:
Melissa K. Trotta, Ed.D., Associate Managing Principal             
(202) 380-8927 / 

Matthew Kilcoyne, Principal    
(202) 253-9846 /