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Application deadline: April 22, 2020

Senior Consultant: Stuart Dorsey

Associate Consultant: Marcie Pecora

The Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas (ICUT) Board of Directors invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of President. The Board seeks an engaging and energetic leader who brings successful experience working in legislative affairs and educational policy; strong communication skills; a deep appreciation for independent higher education and the ability to serve as its voice, public face and chief advocate in Texas.

ICUT is the primary advocate for independent higher education in Texas, on behalf of its 42 member colleges and universities, serving approximately 150,000 students.  The leadership transition at ICUT comes at a time of challenge and opportunity for all of higher education in Texas, as state policymakers have adopted ambitious goals for increasing post-secondary degree completion in a state with robust population and economic growth and changing student population demographics.  ICUT institutions, half of which have been designated as Hispanic Serving Institutions, are committed to playing a leading role in achieving these goals.

The next President of ICUT will work with its member presidents in focusing and defining the organization’s priorities of legislative advocacy and expanding member services and lead its staff in carrying out its mission.    He or she will bring significant experience at a senior level in federal or state government or in legislative advocacy, along with the ability to represent ICUT effectively and confidently at legislative hearings, in media interviews, and with interactions with legislators or their staffs, and to represent ICUT on member campuses and with boards of trustees.  Preferred qualifications are experience working with the Texas legislature and an advanced degree.

A complete list of qualifications and requirements can be found in the position profile at:

Confidential discussions about this opportunity may be arranged by contacting consultants Stuart Dorsey (

The position is open until filled, but applications received by April 22, 2020 can be assured full consideration. Applications should consist of a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and a list of five professional references with contact information and a notation of the working relationship. No references will be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate. Applications, inquiries, and nominations should be sent to