Presidential Search

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Minnesota State Colleges and Universities invites applications and nominations for an engaging president of Southwest Minnesota State University.

Southwest Minnesota State University seeks an energetic and visionary president with the experience and passion to lead a dynamic institution to realize its mission. Southwest Minnesota State University offers a diverse undergraduate curriculum in the arts and sciences and selected professional programs, as well as master’s degree programs in Business and Education.

The presence of the university fills a higher educational need in Southwest Minnesota and helps drive its economy.

Southwest Minnesota State University is a public liberal arts institution which offers over 50 majors and minors. SMSU is the youngest of the seven, four-year institutions within the Minnesota State system, and last year (2017-18) celebrated its 50th anniversary.

SMSU is located in Marshall, Minnesota, a friendly, growing community of 14,000. Marshall, named one of America’s Best Small Cities, is an easy drive from the Twin Cities, St. Cloud, Sioux Falls, SD and Fargo, ND. Marshall is also the proud home of Schwan’s Company, Ralco Nutrition, Action TrackChair, along with major employers USBank, Archer Daniels Midland, Affiliated Community Medical Center, and Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center. Marshall is also home to the new Red Baron Arena & Expo.

Southwest Minnesota State University is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. Minnesota State is the largest single provider of higher education in the state. With 37 institutions, including 30 community and technical and seven state universities, Minnesota State serves 58 percent of the state’s undergraduate student population.

Students and employers alike count on Minnesota State to provide an extraordinary education. Our colleges and universities are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and many of the academic programs offered have received specialized accreditations. Our faculty, too, are credentialed, experienced, and dedicated.

Reporting to the chancellor, the president of Southwest Minnesota State University will possess strong leadership skills necessary to provide vision and direction to the university, community and the Minnesota State system. He/she will have a reputation as a leader with vision for the future of higher education missions. An earned doctorate is preferred but not required.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please direct confidential inquiries and nominations to the executive search consultants: Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc.

Dr. Jan Greenwood, President & Partner
42 Business Center Drive, Suite 206
Miramar Beach, FL 32550
Phone: 850-650-2277 | Cell: 202-746-6987
Fax: 850-650-2272
Email: jangreenwood@greenwoodsearch.com

Dr. Betty Turner Asher, Vice President & Partner
42 Business Center Drive, Suite 206
Miramar Beach, FL 32550
Phone: 850-650-2277 | Cell: 850-687-0647
Fax: 850-650-2272
Email: bettyasher@greenwoodsearch.com

Dr. Ann Bailey, Senior Executive Search Consultant
42 Business Center Drive, Suite 206
Miramar Beach, FL 32550
Phone: 850-337-1477 | Cell: 850-830-5169
Fax: 850-650-2272
Email: annbailey@greenwoodsearch.com

The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. Candidates with hearing or speech disabilities may contact us via preferred telecommunications relay services.

To learn more about Minnesota State, please visit MinnState.edu

To learn more about Southwest Minnesota State University, please visit www.smsu.edu

Last Modified: 12/6/18 4:33 PM