Position Details

The University of Pittsburgh has reopened the search for the next president of its regional campuses at Bradford and Titusville and invites applications, nominations, and expressions of interest. The next president of Pitt-Bradford and Pitt-Titusville will have the opportunity to drive educational innovation and advancement at student-centered campuses that are integral components of their communities. Nestled among the rolling hills of Northwestern Pennsylvania, the campuses are each situated within a larger region of spectacular natural beauty and outdoor recreation.

Pitt-Bradford, a four-year undergraduate institution with nearly 1,300 students, is a friendly, tight-knit campus community with strong ties to the Bradford region. Pitt-Titusville, a two-year institution, has over 200 students and, like Bradford, is an intimate campus deeply rooted in its community. While each campus has a different academic mission, they share a commitment to the success of a diverse student body, an enviable record of achievement, and a dedication to the power of higher education to promote economic and social mobility.

Pitt-Bradford was born from an entrepreneurial spirit and strong local support, and those characteristics continue to exemplify the campus. The development of the campus has been guided by careful strategic planning and fundraising. High academic standards, challenging and nurturing academic programs, and high-quality, teaching-oriented faculty have always been hallmarks of the campus. The Best Colleges ranked it among the top ten regional campuses in the United States and President Obama selected it as one of 13 institutions which excel in enrolling and graduating Pell-eligible students.

Titusville is a small institution that does an admirable job educating the students of the region. In February 2018, the University’s Board of Trustees approved a plan to develop a multi-institutional education and training hub on the campus. The University of Pittsburgh and partner intuitions will offer a variety of educational and workforce-training opportunities tailored to meet regional needs. The hub is slated to begin operations in Fall 2020, and transition efforts are currently underway.

The successful candidate will be expected to provide creative and inspirational leadership to both institutions. This opportunity requires an individual who is strongly student-centered; enjoys and works well in close, collegial academic communities; and is unequivocally committed to making a difference in the lives of students and the region. 

Nominations and Applications

To apply, candidates must send a letter of application in which they address the leadership priorities and qualifications outlined in this prospectus, a curriculum vita, and contact information (names, phone numbers, and email addresses) for five references in a single Word or PDF document to: 

For fullest consideration, applications should be received by January 14, 2019. The position prospectus is downloadable from the left column. 

Nominations and inquiries are welcomed and should be directed to:

Robert Holyer, Ph.D., Executive Search Consultant                                                       /(804) 359-9370 or (804) 402-6736 (c)

All inquiries, nominations, and applications will be held in the strictest confidence.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.