Wheaton College, Presidential search
Wheaton College is a private, four-year, residential college in Norton, Massachusetts that consistently ranks among the nation’s best. Offering more than 100 career-connected majors and minors, Wheaton provides guaranteed access to internship funding along with a highly personalized education in the liberal arts and sciences. The college’s innovative Compass curriculum encourages students to pursue a path that fits both their academic interests and personal goals, with structured advising and mentorship to help guide that passion to career success.
Located halfway between Boston and Providence, Wheaton draws students and expert faculty from around the world. The location in southeastern Massachusetts is fortuitous, providing easy access to myriad business, cultural, and educational resources that call the greater Boston and Providence areas home. At the intersection of Route 128 and Route 495, central arteries of the Massachusetts high-technology economy, Southeastern Massachusetts has become the fastest growing residential area
in a very prosperous state.
The college enrolls approximately 1,700 students, representing 40 states and more than 50 countries. Approximately 6% of Wheaton’s students are international and 27% are self-identified students of color, including Asian, Black and Latinx students. First-generation students account for about 22% of enrolled students. Nearly one third of Wheaton students participate in the college’s 21 NCAA Division III athletic teams. In addition to more than a dozen club sports and seasonal intramurals, Wheaton Athletics also houses one of the world’s oldest-running synchronized swimming programs.
The next President of Wheaton College will have the opportunity to leave a lasting mark on a proud and innovative liberal arts community. As the chief executive officer, reporting to the Board of Trustees,
the President will lead the efforts to develop, define, and implement a market-informed and results-focused strategic direction for the college that is designed to advance academic excellence, value experiential learning, and support a student-centered campus culture. The President will need to embrace Wheaton’s equity-driven goals, forge new levels of partnership for change through shared governance, and engage vigorously within and beyond the Wheaton community to elevate the reputational position of the college.
The ideal candidate would embody the values of the Wheaton community, including commitment to high standards, liberal arts principles, interconnectedness, and social impact. Candidates would be expected to hold excellent academic credentials, including either a terminal degree and faculty experience or other evidence of a deep understanding of and appreciation for the professional work of higher education.
Wheaton College is committed to providing equal opportunities to all employees and applicants as defined under federal and state law. Wheaton does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, mental or physical disability, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, age, religion, gender or sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital or familial status, veteran or military status, membership in the Uniformed Services, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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