Nebraska, United States
Salary Not specified
Dec 10, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time


The Board of Trustees of the Nebraska State College System invites applications and nominations for the position of President of Peru State College. The Board seeks a new President who will build on the decade of success of President Daniel Hanson, and work with Chancellor Paul Turman and the Board of Trustees in an exciting time of transition and promise. A highly motivated and passionate leader will be poised to make a significant difference in the lives of students, faculty, staff, alumni, the local communities, and the region. This leadership position will provide the opportunity for the next president to embrace the rural community and culture of Peru State while serving as an advocate for the institution and region as it moves forward in the next decade.

Peru State College, known as the "Campus of a Thousand Oaks," is nestled in the hills of historic southeast Nebraska along the Missouri River. It is one of three open-enrollment institutions that comprise the Nebraska State College System (NSCS), and serves more than 1,900 students with a mix of innovative online and classroom-based undergraduate majors, minors, and pre-professional programs and two fully-online Master's programs. Peru State is known for its student-centered environment with personalized attention from faculty and staff, relevant coursework, and flexible scheduling options. Accessibility and affordability are at the heart of a Peru State education, and the College has one of the lowest overall tuition rates in the region. The State of Nebraska offers generous support for higher education, ranking 9th in the nation in spending per student, according to U.S. News & World Report, and funding more than $75 million of campus renovation projects over the last fifteen years. As a small school with personal attention and generous state support, Peru State touts itself as offering a private school experience with a public school price tag.

The next president of Peru State will be a servant leader who values the history and mission of the College while capably advancing and strengthening the institution for long-term success. The new leader must be entrepreneurial, innovative, and deeply committed to students. More information about the priorities and qualifications for the next president is provided in the search profile, available for download here.

The position is open until filled, but only applications received by February 1, 2021 can be assured full consideration. Academic Search is assisting Peru State College with this search. Confidential discussions about this opportunity may be arranged by contacting consultants Pam Balch at, Jay Lemons at, or Jennifer Kooken at

Nominations, inquiries, and application materials may be submitted in confidence to

The Trustees of the Nebraska State College System are committed to providing applicants with the highest level of confidentiality provided by Nebraska law. As a public body, application materials may become public records in the event the applicant is deemed a finalist under Nebraska Revised Statute 84-172.05(15).

Peru State College is an equal opportunity institution. Peru State does not discriminate against any student, employee, or applicant on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, or age in employment and education opportunities, including but not limited to admission decisions.