Millersville University
Millersville, Pennsylvania
Commensurate with experience.
Sep 27, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
Presidents & Chancellors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Millersville University - one of the most prominent of the 14 universities of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education - invites applications and nominations for the position of president. Millersville is a vibrant, comprehensive, teaching-focused, student-centered learning campus of almost 8,000 students located in bucolic Lancaster County.

The university is seeking an experienced leader with the leadership qualities to build on the institution’s reputation and take it to even higher levels of academic excellence and student success. The exceptionally qualified and committed faculty and staff are proud of Millersville’s accomplishments, providing students with outstanding academic and life experiences. 

The new president will express a passion for the mission of public education and understand the important social and economic roles it plays in the region and state. The ability to articulate the institution’s value will serve the president well as an advocate for the university at the state level and as a “friendraiser” and fundraiser with the university’s many and broadly based constituents. This new president will arrive at a time when the campus is poised to make the changes necessary to sustain Millersville’s mission and relevance in the face of changing higher education paradigms, and will lead specific initiatives aimed at a continuing transformation of the campus thinking, practices and culture.

Millersville’s next president will have the opportunity to lead a vibrant, stable university towards future successes, partner extensively in the community, and reside in a beautiful region of central Pennsylvania.  Additional information, including a Leadership Profile, can be found at

This search will be conducted with respect for candidate confidentiality, which will be maintained until continuing candidates are invited to campus towards the end of the process. To receive full consideration, applications should be received by December 1, 2017. Review of candidate materials will begin in late 2017 with the goal of having the new president appointed by the second quarter of 2018. Confidential inquiries and questions concerning this search may be sent by email to or directed to John K. Thornburgh at (412) 209-2666 or Khalilah Lawson at (267) 207-3641.

Millersville University is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and is an equal opportunity employer M/F/H/V.

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