The Wilmington College Board of Trustees announces the search for the College’s 19th president, an appointment to become effective in 2021 no later than July 1. Wilmington seeks a president with vision, energy, strength of personality, and an ability to successfully lead this career-oriented, liberal arts-centered college. The president will be expected to energize the College community by encouraging academic entrepreneurism, developing a new strategic plan, providing strong financial management, and expanding the College’s resource base. The opportunity for visionary leadership at Wilmington College is uncommonly attractive.
Founded in 1870 and affiliated with the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), the College hosts 1,111 students this year on its main campus and another 120 at its branch campus in Cincinnati. The city of Wilmington (pop. 12,400) is within an hour of Columbus, Dayton, and Cincinnati. Wilmington will ask its new president to aggressively communicate and interact in the public arena.
Wilmington is an independent college with a reputation for providing “hands-on learning opportunities.” Offering Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees, the College will begin new graduate programs in the fall of 2021. In addition to 10-year continuing accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, several academic programs receive regional and national accreditation according to their professional areas. Wilmington enjoys long-standing distinctions for producing high quality teachers, offering the only private college agriculture program in Ohio, and building the state’s largest accredited athletic training program.
The new president need not be Quaker but will understand and appreciate the impact of Quaker values on the life of the College. For example, leadership will demonstrate a commitment to diversity in all its forms. Such commitment will engage all of Wilmington’s constituencies around inclusion as it pertains to race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and cultural pluralism.
Prior to making application, prospective candidates are encouraged to learn more about the application process by reviewing the Presidential Search Profile at www.wilmington.edu/pres-profile. Candidates are requested to submit materials by noon on Tuesday, September 8 for most favorable consideration. All inquiries will be received in full confidence by:
Thomas B. Courtice, Ph.D.
President, TBC Search Consulting
Wilmington College is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages and actively seeks applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Wilmington College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation or disability in the administration of education policies, admission policies, financial aid, employment or any other College program or activity.