Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Oct 23, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time


The Holy Family University Board of Trustees, Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, and campus community seek its sixth President to lead this mission-centered, innovative learning community focused on student success to its next level of growth, sustainability and academic achievement through transparent and collaborative servant leadership, innovative and strategic risk-taking, and a lived commitment to its Catholic and inclusive mission and core values.

Holy Family University (HFU), a student-centered and academically excellent comprehensive university located in Northeast Philadelphia, is strongly committed to its mission core values: Family, Respect, Integrity, Service and Responsibility, Learning and Vision. As Holy Family University has grown to an enrollment of over 3,000, its unwavering commitment to offering a high-quality, affordable, personalized and values-centered education has remained strong. Named by the Chronicle as a Top 10 school nationally for Best Salary Outcomes and by Money Magazine as a Best College based on educational quality, affordability, and alumni success, HFU proudly offers the lowest net cost option of any private university in Philadelphia.

Reporting directly to the Board of Trustees, the next President of Holy Family University will build upon HFU’s financial strength and growth trajectory to develop an innovative vision honoring the University’s foundational mission, transformative impact on students’ lives, and special relationship with the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth. Key strategic priorities include:

    Leveraging the institution’s financial and organizational strength to increase the visibility and further realize HFU’s potential; Implementing the strategic pillars articulated in the recently completed five-year strategic plan, Advancing Knowledge – Transforming Lives; Promoting and building upon the distinctive character of the institution’s student-centered learning environment; and Identifying strategic initiatives, including partnerships and collaborations to grow and diversify revenue streams.

To ensure full consideration, completed applications are due by December 11th, 2020. The search page, which includes the full Executive Search Profile as well as the opportunity to apply or nominate, is located here.

RH Perry & Associates is assisting Holy Family University in their search. Please direct all confidential communications to: Mr. Matthew Kilcoyne, Managing Partner, and Dr. Kathy Krendl, Senior Consultant, at


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