Position Overview

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Wichita State University invites applications and nominations for the position of President. As Chief Executive Officer, the President is responsible for the overall management and oversight of the university’s vision, strategy, and operations. Reporting directly to the Kansas Board of Regents, the President works closely with the Board in implementing initiatives, programs, and policies. The President delegates and monitors administrative and operational functions to an executive leadership team reporting to the President.

The President is not only the leader of the campus community but also the visible representative of WSU in the local community, organizations of higher education, and the touchstone for alumni, parents, and friends of the university. Ultimately, the President is the face and voice of WSU and its mission, raising its profile in the community, state, and nation to enhance recruitment and continue the strong financial support necessary to sustain it.

A complete Leadership Profile may be downloaded above.  

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Nominations and Applications

Applicants are encouraged to submit materials electronically by the target date of March 8, 2021. Applications should be submitted in Word or PDF files to:

Applications should include:

1) a letter of interest describing relevant experience; and 

2) a current curriculum vitae.

All candidate names will remain confidential.

Should prospective nominators or potential candidates have questions, please contact the following directly by email prior to submitting material:

Dr. Sally Mason, Executive Search Consultant,

Dr. Garry Owens, Executive Search Consultant,

Notice of Nondiscrimination: Wichita State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, status as a Vietnam-era veteran, or disability. Any person having inquiries concerning this may contact the Office of Equal Opportunity, Wichita State University, 1845 Fairmount, St., Wichita, KS 67260-0145 (316) 978-6791