St. Augustine College is a not-for-profit institution of higher education dedicated to providing innovative education and workforce development training through a unique, supportive learning environment. St. Augustine College takes pride in being mission-driven and student-centered - valuing bilingualism, student success, diversity, inclusion, innovation, intellectual growth, professional development, teamwork and accountability.
St. Augustine College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA) and is a founding member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU). The college has four sites in the Chicago area communities of Little Village, Humboldt Park, South Chicago, and Uptown. A fifth site is located in Aurora, Illinois. The workforce development arm of the institution initiated programming in Waukegan, Illinois in 2017.
St. Augustine College seeks a new President who shares a passion for its mission; someone who will bravely face challenges and effectively seize opportunities to benefit the future of its students. The president will chart a direction for St. Augustine College that will foster its sustainability through strategic, innovative programming and improve enrollment and retention while aggressively attracting increased investments in the College through private and public resources.
The president will serve as a bridge to a better future for students traditionally outside the system. A leader who possesses integrity; identifies culturally and linguistically with St. Augustine College’s student community; also one who recognizes, respects and brings out the strengths in others will be successful in this position. With an enrollment of over 1200 students; more than 85% are Latino. Eighty-seven percent of students qualify for financial aid; 65% qualify for both the Federal Pell Grant and Illinois Monetary Award Program. In 2016-2017 St. Augustine College awarded $5.2 million and more than 1200 scholarships to students to cover the gap between government grants and tuition costs.
Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Review of candidate materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The position is available immediately with a preferred start date in the summer of 2018. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by April 12, 2018. Candidates should provide a resume or curriculum vitae; a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the leadership profile available at www.wittkieffer.com; and names and contact information for five references. This search will be conducted with great respect for confidentiality, and references will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. Materials should be sent via e-mail to the St. Augustine College consultants Charlene Aguilar and Sheila Murphy at SACPresident@wittkieffer.com. The consultants can be reached by telephone via Candice Jones at 630-575-6929.
St.Augustine College values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.