The Great Lakes Colleges Association, Inc. (GLCA), based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, invites nominations and applications for the position of President.
Founded in 1962, the GLCA is a nonprofit organization governed by a Board of Directors and charged with working on behalf of its member institutions, a consortium of thirteen, private liberal arts colleges located in Indiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. The GLCA operates through an interlinked structure of committees, councils, and advisory groups composed of faculty, staff, and administrators from the consortium’s member campuses. These groups contribute to the development of consortial initiatives and priorities.
The GLCA President will engage in critical strategic visioning and programming for the faculty, staff, students, and administrators within the consortium through collaborative approaches with the Board of Directors, both the Dean’s and Academic Councils, and the GLCA staff. S/he will build upon the momentum of ongoing initiatives and generate new, innovative ideas as well as secure the necessary resources to ensure success. As a leader who engages with individuals and groups across the thirteen member institutions, the President must be creative, collaborative, and a conscientious listener with the ability to identify and build consensus around programs that further advance the ambitions of the collective consortial community. The President should possess an unwavering commitment to the liberal arts in a domestically diverse and global context, a thorough understanding of institutional operations, an appreciation for the differentiated missions among the member institutions and a keen awareness in regards to the current and potential challenges for private, residential liberal arts institutions. The President will have five direct reports and manage an operating budget of $3.2 million of which $2 million come from grant sources, and an endowment of $12 million.
For best consideration, nominations and application materials should be sent to:
Shelly Weiss Storbeck, Managing Partner
Jim Sirianni, Principal
Liz Moseley, Senior Associate
The Great Lakes Colleges Association is an equal employment opportunity employer.