Jan 14, 2019
Executive Administration Jobs
Presidents & Chancellors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Athens State University announces the national search for President and invites nominations and applications for the position. The Board of Trustees seeks an energetic, innovative and personable leader to build upon a rich 197-year history of providing meaningful educational experiences for the region and to create a vision for the University's future. The position is available July 1, 2019.

Located in Athens, Alabama, part of the greater Huntsville-Decatur metropolitan region, Athens State University ( is a public, upper-division undergraduate institution that enrolls students at the junior, senior, and graduate levels. Since its founding in 1822, Athens State University has empowered students to make valuable contributions in their professional, civic, educational, and economic endeavors. Serving the needs of transfer students, adult-student learners, and an increasing number of students who are able to enroll directly out of high school after completing dual enrollment credits, Athens State University offers upper-division degree programs through the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business, and the College of Education. The University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate degrees and master's degrees.

For a detailed description of the opportunity, including a full list of required and desired characteristics, as well as a leadership agenda, please review the position profile, available at

This search is being assisted by Academic Search, Inc. For a confidential discussion of this position prior to applying or nominating, please contact Senior Consultants John Garland at [email protected] or Eric Richtmyer at [email protected], or by phone at 202-332-4049.

The position will remain open until filled, but only applications received by February 24, 2019 can be assured full consideration. Application materials should include a letter of interest addressing how the candidate meets the qualifications and the responsibilities described above, curriculum vitae or resume, and a list of at least five professional references with full contact information and a note explaining their relationship to the candidate. References will not be contacted without explicit permission from the candidate. Nominations and applications should be sent to [email protected].

Athens State University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. Athens State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, disability, religion, genetic information, or veteran status in employment, or admissions to or participation in educational programs and activities.

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