The College of Saint Benedict (CSB) and Saint John’s University (SJU), two highly selective, national liberal arts Catholic institutions, are pursuing a transition from two campus presidents to a “strongly-integrated single leadership model” for the two institutions. The inaugural president under the integrated single leadership model will report to the common boards of CSB and SJU, and will provide leadership, vision, and direction for these institutions with centralized administrative and other functions. The trustees seek a talented, mission focused, results oriented leader with a demonstrated track record of success who possesses the competencies, experiences, and qualifications sought by two outstanding institutions.
This is an opportunity for a visionary leader energized by the possibility to lead already strong institutions to the forefront of American higher education. This moment is ideal for a transformational, forward-looking leader to build on that strong foundation and to integrate the best qualities of CSB and SJU into something greater than the simple sum of both. The right candidate must model Catholic and Benedictine values, provide inspired leadership, and establish strong working relationships with key internal and external constituent groups and with the common Board of Trustees. The new president will take office by July 1, 2022.
The CSB and SJU are two nationally recognized liberal arts colleges with a rich history of collaborating to educate students. The campuses are located six miles apart in central Minnesota and are surrounded by 3,000 acres of forest, prairies, and lakes. CSB is located in St. Joseph, Minnesota and SJU is in Collegeville, Minnesota. CSB enrolls 1,557 degree-seeking undergraduate women from 32 states and 5 foreign countries. SJU enrolls 1,643 degree-seeking undergraduate men from 37 states and 11 foreign countries.
Academic Search is assisting CSB and SJU in this national search. For more information about the position, leadership agenda, qualifications, and application process, please review the full position profile on the Academic Search website. Confidential conversations about this exciting opportunity may be arranged by contacting the Senior Consultants leading this search:
Applications, inquiries, and nominations may be sent to CSBSJUPresident@academicsearch.org. When submitting a nomination, please include the nominee’s full name, title, institution, and email address. Additional information about the institutions may be found at https://www.csbsju.edu/.
The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University are Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employers. We strive to attract and retain a talented, diverse workforce. Women, people of diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.