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Marshall University
Huntington, West Virginia

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Marshall University
Presidential Search



Marshall University announces the search for its 38th president. The appointment will follow the Presidency of Jerome Gilbert. President Gilbert will leave a legacy of success and has served with a passion for the community and a deep commitment to Marshall's students, faculty, and staff. The presidential search process, on the University's website,, provides information about the search. The search committee will host listening sessions with faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community members in July and August. The Board of Governors will approve the formal Profile for the search at its August 5 meeting. The Profile will be available following that meeting at and will include a full list of qualifications for the position. Additional information can be obtained from the Marshall University Strategic Vision.

Marshall University is a public comprehensive research university with a rich history as one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in West Virginia. Founded in 1837 and named after Chief Justice John Marshall, Fourth Justice of the United States and definer of the Constitution, Marshall advances the public good through innovative, accredited educational programs. The University is located in Huntington, West Virginia, with additional campuses in South Charleston, Point Pleasant, Teays Valley, and Beckley. Marshall is classified as a R2 institution, Carnegie Doctoral University: High Research Activity. The University enrolls 11,962 students: 8,776 undergraduate, 2,515 graduate, and 671 first professional. Marshall offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs organized into seven academic colleges and two schools: medicine and pharmacy ( The University participates in the NCAA Division I, Conference USA.

Marshall University seeks candidates of the highest caliber befitting both the history and spirit of excellence that characterize Marshall University. Finalists for the position will come to campus and visit with the board, the campus community, and the public.

How to Apply

The University is being assisted by Academic Search. Applications should consist of a substantive cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and a list of five professional references with full contact information. No references will be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate. Applications, nominations, and expressions of interest can be submitted electronically, and in confidence, to:

[email protected]

The position is open until filled but only applications received by August 30, 2021, can be assured full consideration. Confidential discussions about this opportunity may be arranged by contacting consultants Ann Die Hasselmo and Chris Butler.

Marshall University and the Marshall University Research Corporation are committed to providing equal opportunities to all prospective and current candidates. We do not condone discrimination, in particular based on race, color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, or national origin. Our commitment also applies to all educational programs and activities covered under Title IX which prohibits sex discrimination in higher education. We neither affiliate with nor grant recognition to any individual, group or organization having policies that discriminate.

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