Jan 18, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Saint Mary's University of Minnesota invites inquiries, nominations and applications for its 15th president, expected to begin June 1, 2018 or soon thereafter.

Founded in 1912, Saint Mary's is a Lasallian Catholic University offering undergraduate, bachelor's completion, master's and doctoral degrees. The University enrolls nearly 6,000 students at its residential undergraduate college in Winona and its Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs, based in Minneapolis with programs offered in Rochester, other locations in Minnesota and Wisconsin, as well as online. The undergraduate college offers more than 60 majors, minors, and pre-professional programs. For more information about the institution, please visit

Enriched by the Lasallian Catholic heritage, Saint Mary's proudly awakens, nurtures, and empowers learners to ethical lives of service and leadership, striving to transform society one learner at a time. The University is a nationally-ranked, transformational, and innovative university with a global footprint. Its graduates gain the advanced knowledge, skills, and critical-thinking abilities necessary to be lifelong learners, successful workers, good neighbors, and ethical citizens who ensure Saint Mary's standing as a well-known, top-tier national university that prepares tomorrow's leaders.

The next president is expected to be an authentic servant leader, to lead and manage a complex, multi-campus enterprise, to be approachable and present to multiple constituencies on campuses and in their respective communities, to engage benefactors throughout the country, and to embrace with enthusiasm a rigorous schedule of activities. Therefore, the appointee must have successful leadership experiences demonstrating high energy. Saint Mary's also expects its next president to be a Catholic who will be passionate about the University's Lasallian identity, and who will embody, model, and foster Lasallian values and principles. The full profile (link below) contains the leadership agenda, expectations and highly valued qualifications.

Procedures for Nomination and Application
The Board of Trustees has determined that a confidential process is critical to ensure the widest possible range of candidates. This confidential search is being assisted by Academic Search, Inc. To view the full profile, as well as procedures for nomination and application, please visit Academic Search.

The position will remain open until filled, but only applications received by Sunday, February 25, 2018, can be assured full consideration. Candidacy will remain confidential from application through appointment. Nominators and prospective candidates may also arrange a confidential discussion about this opportunity with Senior Consultants Richard B. Artman ([email protected]) or Andrea Warren Hamos ([email protected]).

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota adheres to the principle that all persons have equal opportunity and access to admissions, employment, facilities, and all programs and activities of the university, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, familial status, or status with regard to public assistance.