The Board of Trustees, through its Presidential Search Committee, invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of President of Simpson College. The College seeks an exceptional leader who will bring demonstrated success in senior-level leadership that includes management of a substantial and complex organization, along with a deep understanding of and appreciation for a liberal arts education. It is expected that the next president of Simpson College will take office no later than June 1, 2020, earlier if possible.
Founded in 1860, Simpson College is a four-year private college of the liberal arts and sciences affiliated with The United Methodist Church. Located just 12 miles south of Des Moines, the capital of Iowa, Simpson's picturesque 75-acre campus in Indianola is home to more than 1,100 full-time undergraduate students with an additional 200 part-time, mostly adult students, at a site in West Des Moines. Greater Des Moines serves as the government, commercial, cultural and recreational hub for the state of Iowa. Des Moines has been nationally recognized as a top place to live and work by a wide range of publications including Forbes and U.S. News & World Report.
The College has a strong academic reputation and is a highly student-centric institution, placing significant value on co-curricular learning. The 20 academic departments house 80+ majors and minors, as well as three graduate programs. Simpson's general education curriculum focuses on high-impact educational practices such as undergraduate research, service learning, first-year experiences, and capstone courses in the major. It emphasizes areas of engagement linked to liberal arts modes of knowledge and embedded skills most valued by today's employers. Simpson is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Academic Search is partnering with Simpson College in this national search. Nominators and prospective candidates may arrange a confidential discussion about this opportunity with the consultants leading the search:
Academic Search President Dr. Jay Lemons ( [email protected] )
Senior Consultant Dr. Wanda Bigham ( [email protected] )
Consultant Ms. Penny Gibbons ( [email protected] )
For more information about this opportunity, Simpson College, position qualifications, and the application process, please review the full profile located at https://academicsearch.org/open-searches-public/. Scroll down to Simpson College and click "Profile" to download.
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