President, Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota, United States
Salary Not specified
Nov 06, 2020
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Full Time

President, Minnesota State University, Mankato

Division: President's Office
Department: President's Office
Unit: President's Office220, Minnesota State Administrators/State Managerial Plan
Location: Mankato
FLSA: Exempt
Employment Condition: At Will
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Salary Type: Depends on qualifications
Bargaining Unit/Plan: 220, Minnesota State Administrators/State Managerial Plan

Job Description:
Minnesota State University, Mankato seeks a dynamic and visionary president with the experience and passion to lead a prominent institution to realize its ever-growing potential. Minnesota State Mankato offers more than 130 undergraduate areas of study, 75 graduate areas of study and 50 online programs, and welcomes students from all over the globe. The University boasts a strong foundation and is situated in a thriving community, offering the next president opportunity for prodigious success. The University is one of the largest institutions within the Minnesota State system, and is a key driver of the region and state's economy.

For the full Presidential Search Profile, please visit:

Required Qualifications:
The successful candidate will demonstrate most, if not all, of these qualifications:
• Strong leadership skills necessary to provide vision and direction to the colleges, community and Minnesota State.
• A reputation as a leader with vision for the future of higher education.
• Progressively responsible experience in higher education administration or other extraordinary leadership experiences at a complex organization.
• Experience and leadership with shared governance, demonstrating a collegial and collaborative management style.
• Experience in a collective bargaining environment.
• An appropriate combination of education, training and experience in program and curriculum development, fundraising, governmental relations, accreditation process, as well as budget and fiscal management.
• A record of actions reflecting concern for the success and well-being of students.
• Fosters and promotes public/private partnerships between education and business and industry, community leaders, and organizations.
• Demonstrated ability to lead in an innovative environment and encourage out-of-the-box thinking.
• Success in data-based decision making.
• Ability to lead the colleges in an authentic, collaborative and transparent manner with integrity and respect.
• Demonstrated experience advancing diversity and inclusion.
• Proven track record of being a visible, engaged and accessible presence with students, alumni, community leaders, and friends.
• Experience partnering with K-12 systems and community colleges.
• Exceptional oral and written communication skills effective with broad range of audiences.

Preferred Qualifications:
• An earned doctorate is preferred but not required.

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How to Apply
Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. is assisting Minnesota State University, Mankato in this search. Applications and nominations are now being accepted. Confidential inquiries, nominations and application materials should be directed to Greenwood/Asher & Associates. For a full application package please provide a cover letter, CV, and list of five references. Submission of application materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. The search will be conducted with a commitment of confidentiality for candidates until finalists are selected. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made.

Please direct inquiries nominations, and application materials to:
Betty Asher
Partner & Executive Vice President


Lauren McCaghren,
Senior Executive Search Consultant

Benefits Info:

Posting Number: M066M
Number of Vacancies: 1
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Open Date: 11/06/2020
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