The Board of Trustees of Roanoke College invites nominations and applications for its 12th President. The Board seeks an accomplished and inspirational leader who will be innovative and collaborative in setting an ambitious course for the future that builds on Roanoke’s history and tradition of educational excellence and strengthens the institution, positioning it for long-term success.
Founded in 1842, Roanoke College is an independent, residential, liberal arts college serving 1,900 undergraduate students. It is located on an attractive 80-acre campus in Salem, Virginia, only minutes away from the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains and the city of Roanoke, which has been named a top city in which to live and retire. With a 13:1 student to faculty ratio and an average class size of 18, Roanoke features small classes and faculty mentoring. It offers an innovative core curriculum and more than 96 areas of study in the full range of liberal arts and sciences disciplines, cross-disciplinary programs, as well as programs to prepare students for careers in the health professions. The College is committed to helping students find their purpose and prepare for productive and meaningful careers and for leadership in an increasingly diverse and global community.
The next president of Roanoke College has an exciting opportunity to join and provide leadership for a friendly and welcoming community, to build upon a highly successful $200 million capital campaign, and to develop an ambitious plan to advance the College’s mission. The College seeks a new president who will be highly visible and engaged in building relationships on campus and in the local community; committed to building mutually beneficial partnerships and collaborations in the region; successful in fundraising and generating loyalty among alumni, students, and friends of the College; innovative, collaborative, and strategic in identifying new opportunities for enrollment growth and student success; financially astute and data-driven; and eager to model and lead innovation to meet students’ needs and aspirations and to build on the College’s reputation. Additional information about Roanoke College and the leadership agenda and qualifications for the next president are available in the Roanoke College President Search Prospectus.
Academic Search is assisting Roanoke College in the search. Prospective candidates may arrange a confidential conversations by contacting Jay Lemons, Sharon Herzberger, or Jennifer Kooken. The position is open until filled, but only applications received by Tuesday, January 18, 2022, can be assured full consideration. Applications, nominations, and expressions of interest may be submitted in confidence to RoanokePresident@academicsearch.org.
Applications should consist of a substantive cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of five professional references with contact information and a note indicating the nature of your working relationship with each; references will not be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate.
Roanoke College is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its faculty, staff, and students; women and members of under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Roanoke College does not discriminate against students, employees, or applicants on the basis of race, color, gender, creed, religion, age, sexual orientation, marital status, national or ethnic origin, disability, or veteran status.