Massachusetts, United States
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Oct 23, 2020
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Bentley University

Waltham, Massachusetts

Bentley University—a private business university known for excellence in undergraduate and graduate education and research—seeks a collaborative, visionary, and inspirational President who is deeply committed to educating ethical business leaders to confront the challenges of today and shape the opportunities of tomorrow.

Located just 10 miles west of Boston, Bentley offers a unique slate of academic programs that integrate a rigorous business education with the arts and sciences. This melding of disciplines provides a distinctive learning context for its approximately 4,200 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students, who develop the critical thinking, creativity, and practical skills necessary to lead successful, rewarding careers. The University celebrates sustainable, ethical, and socially responsible business leadership. Its newly introduced brand—Be A Force—inspires the community to recognize the need for positive change and to act on it. Dedicated to understanding others, challenging the status quo, and making an impact that doesn’t just move business forward but that moves us all forward, the next President will embody this ethos.

The President will work with the Board of Trustees, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and external constituents to beget an even more prosperous future for Bentley, building on the strengths of its distinctive academic offerings and identifying further opportunities for innovation. To this end, the President will articulate a vision that propels Bentley to national prominence; revisit and amend the strategic plan amid new challenges; cultivate excellent academic programs across modalities; promote a culture of community engagement; develop genuine and supportive relationships with the student body; champion the values of diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and racial justice; and strategically grow and leverage the University’s resources. A strategic thinker and integral member of the campus community, the President will possess the ability to bring this shared vision to life, mobilizing the campus and broader community, clearly and concisely communicating a path forward, and leading institutional advancement to develop the resources necessary to usher Bentley into its next era of excellence.

As the chief ambassador of the University, the President will strengthen partnerships and relationships with corporate leaders in Boston and the broader region; nationally and internationally recognized business leaders and scholars; Bentley alumni; donors; and political leaders at the federal, state, and local levels, all for the benefit of the institution.

Bentley University has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in the recruitment of its next President. Please submit all applications, nominations, and inquiries in confidence to Isaacson, Miller through their website:

Bentley University strives to create a campus community that welcomes the exchange of ideas, and fosters a culture that values differences and views them as a strength in our community.

Bentley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, building strength through diversity. The University is committed to building a community of talented students, faculty and staff who reflect the diversity of global business. We strongly encourage applications from persons from underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities, covered veterans and those with diverse experiences and backgrounds.

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