La Plume, Pennsylvania
Feb 20, 2018
Executive Administration Jobs
Presidents & Chancellors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Keystone College, a private, comprehensive institution in La Plume, Pennsylvania, invites applications and nominations for its next President.

Founded in 1868, Keystone was the first institution of higher education in the region. The College continues to offer a student-centered learning environment that opens doors to rewarding careers while striving to transform lives and the region by inspiring and empowering students to thrive in a diverse community where responsibility, integrity, mutual respect, and life-long learning flourish. Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the College serves approximately 1,400 students annually across more than 40 degree programs and additional accelerated certification options. Degrees are available at the associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s levels, and courses are offered throughout the day, in the evening, over the weekend, and online. Summer and winter intersession options are also available. More than 200 faculty members create a dynamic learning environment that brings real-world experience and creativity to encourage and inspire students to think globally and critically. The liberal arts traditions at Keystone, along with the many services offered to students, allow graduates to become career-ready and engaged citizens.

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The Opportunity: Serving as the College’s chief executive officer and reporting directly to the Board of Trustees, the next President will be an experienced and visionary educational leader who is committed to community engagement and partnerships, takes a collegial approach to administration, and is excited about leading an institution poised for continued growth. The ideal candidate will have a well-rounded background in leadership and demonstrated success in financial management, fundraising, student-centered initiatives, assessment, and strategic planning. Having a mission-driven philosophy, a motivated and collaborative work ethic, and strong communication skills will be necessary characteristics for this position. A master’s degree is required for this position while a doctoral or terminal degree is strongly preferred.

Location: Keystone’s campus rests on 276 scenic acres in the historic Lackawanna Valley of northeastern Pennsylvania, 15 miles west of Scranton. The region boasts beautiful landscapes highlighted by the Endless Mountains. Surrounded by hills and waterways, the region features historic sites from the age of the industrial revolution, outdoor recreation, winter sports, and cultural entertainment. La Plume offers comfortable living and is located within a two-hour drive from New York City, Harrisburg, and Philadelphia.

Application: Interested candidates should submit only a cover letter and résumé/CV to RPA Inc. at Please do not submit references at this stage, as they will not be retained. For a confidential discussion or to make a nomination, please call Amanda O’Donnell, Search Manager, at 800-992-9277. The first review of candidates will begin on March 23, 2018, and interviews will commence thereafter. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


Keystone College is an equal opportunity institution that does not discriminate on race, color, sex, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, gender identification or genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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