The Board of Trustees at Mount Union has announced the search for the University’s 12th president and invites nominations and applications for this significant opportunity for leadership. The next president will inherit uncommon institutional vitality at Mount Union, following nearly a decade of progress stemming from:
• A reassuring state of financial equilibrium
• Healthy enrollments now totaling 2,200 students
• Reduction of institutional debt
• Sixty consecutive years of balanced operating budgets
• Over $100M in campus improvements
• Establishment of new curricular programs, both undergraduate and graduate
• Development of enhanced governance policies
• Strong strategic planning outcomes
The next president will be asked to lead Mount Union to a place of increasing prominence, while maintaining the University’s core values, articulating the centrality of the liberal arts in all programs, and building vigorously on the potential for continued growth.
Located in Alliance, OH, (23,000 pop.), Mount Union is 70 miles from Cleveland and 80 miles from Pittsburgh. Established in 1846 in an old Carding Mill, the University subsequently affiliated with the United Methodist Church and developed its campus on what is now a stunning 123 acres. A 162-acre Nature Center is located six miles south of the campus. Mount Union’s students come from 30 states and 16 countries and can select from 62 broad-based majors and nearly 60 minors. The average high school GPA of entering freshmen is 3.25 and 98 percent of students receive some form of financial aid. The University boasts a 13:1 student-faculty ratio, an average class size of 19, and a dedicated faculty, 90 percent of whom hold terminal degrees in their fields. Learning beyond the classroom is also important; the 2013 NSSE survey showed a greater percentage of Mount Union students engaged in high impact programs than were their counterparts in any of the comparison groups studied.
Building on stability and strength, grounded in mission, and eager to sustain its progress, Mount Union seeks a president with an understanding of the academy, significant academic accomplishment, a creative commitment to the liberal arts and their practical application, fiscal acumen, and strategic planning skills.
Prospective candidates are encouraged to review Mount Union’s Presidential Search Profile which contains additional information on the nature of this opportunity and the application process at:
Although applications will be accepted until the time that a new president is selected, candidates should plan to submit materials by Saturday, August 30, for the most favorable consideration. All inquiries should be directed to:
Thomas B. Courtice, Ph.D.
Associate Managing Principal - AGB Search
Mount Union has a strong commitment to nurturing a culturally diverse faculty and student body. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Mount Union is an equal opportunity employer.