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The College of Charleston Board of Trustees announces a nationwide search to recruit the 23rd President of the University.

Located in the heart of historic Charleston, South Carolina, the College of Charleston is a nationally recognized public liberal arts and sciences university. Founded in 1770, the College is among the nation’s top universities for quality education, student life and affordability. The university’s beautiful and historic campus, combined with contemporary facilitiescutting-edge programs and accessible faculty, attracts students from across the U.S. and around the world.

Approximately 10,000 undergraduates and 1,000 graduate students at the College enjoy a small-college feel blended with the advantages and diversity of a mid-sized, urban university. They work closely with a committed faculty, made up of more than 500 distinguished teacher-scholars. And the city of Charleston – world-renowned for its history, architecture, culture and coastal environment – serves as a living and learning laboratory for experiences in business, science, technology, teaching, the humanities, languages and the arts. The College of Charleston is a designated Sea-grant and Space-grant institution.

Reporting directly to the Board, the President is the chief executive officer of the university and is responsible for its continuing positive momentum. The university seeks a President who is a proven leader and visionary who can inspire the university community. The next President will have impeccable integrity, exemplary communication and interpersonal skills, extraordinary management abilities, a clear understanding of the mission of a liberal arts and sciences university, and a passion for educating and preparing students for successful lives and careers. [Additional information about the search and College of Charleston can be found at trustees.cofc.edu/presidential-search and www.cofc.edu).

While applications and nominations will be accepted until a new president is selected, interested parties are encouraged to submit their materials to our consultant at the address below by August 15 to assure optimal consideration. Application materials should include a letter of interest and a current resume.

CofC President Search

R. William Funk & Associates

2911 Turtle Creek Boulevard, Suite 300

Dallas, Texas   75219

Email:  [email protected]

Fax:  214-523-9067


The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.




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Posted: 6/11/2018
Application Due: 8/10/2018
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