Mount Olive
Feb 07, 2018
Executive Administration Jobs
Presidents & Chancellors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


The Board of Trustees of the University of Mount Olive (UMO) invites applications for the position of President, to begin July 1, 2018 or soon thereafter.

UMO is a private liberal arts institution located in Mount Olive, North Carolina, sponsored by the Convention of Original Free Will Baptists. UMO's major focus is to serve students and communities in North Carolina by providing quality personalized, values-based learning within the liberal arts tradition. The University is a complex organization: in addition to the main campus in Mount Olive, the University offers adult education programs at locations throughout eastern North Carolina and online undergraduate and graduate classes. The institution has grown and evolved its academic programs and has diversified its enrollment by increasingly recruiting students from outside of the region, the state, and internationally. These creative initiatives have put the University on the map as one of the leading private colleges in North Carolina for more than half a century.

This is an exceptional leadership opportunity: the University is well-poised for the future with a committed Board of Trustees, an outstanding faculty, a strong management team, excellent facilities, and the support of the denomination and the local community. The University seeks an innovative, dynamic, and entrepreneurial president to take this institution to the next level.

An advanced degree in the candidate's field is required, with a strong preference for a significant track record of leadership in higher education. The successful candidate will demonstrate a number of presidential qualities that are described in an extended profile of the position and the University of Mount Olive, to be found at:

To apply, a candidate should prepare a thoughtful letter of interest addressing, as appropriate, the issues and desired qualifications outlined in this profile. Include also a current, long-form resume (it should show relevant administrative responsibilities and accomplishments) and the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least five references and the candidate's relationship to each reference. References will be called at a later stage and only with the candidate's foreknowledge.

By University policy and search committee affirmation, all information from and about candidates will be kept in strict confidence in perpetuity. For full consideration by the search committee, applications should be submitted as soon as possible, and ideally by late February 2018. Additional information about the institution can be found at

Send materials as an e-mail attachment in Microsoft Word format to The search is being assisted by Academic Search, Inc. Senior Consultant Maya Ranchod Kirkhope is leading the search and can be reached at or 703-380-9195.


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