North Carolina, United States
Salary Not specified
May 20, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Guilford College, a nationally distinguished liberal arts institution in Greensboro, North Carolina is seeking a new President who is forward-thinking, unifying, inclusive and is a principled manager of people and resources.

The next President will embrace the role and the opportunities of the College as a leading transformational liberal arts institution among its peers. They will lead a community of constituents who embody a commitment to academic achievement and a determination to serve the complex and changing demands of higher education on students, faculty, staff, alumni, employers, and benefactors. And they will have the ability to work collaboratively to foster a collegial culture of clearly communicated decision-making that is essential to success.

Additionally, a deep understanding of current issues in higher education, sensitivity to contemporary cultural, political, and financial forces, and a demonstrated track record of successfully implementing change are highly desirable in the next President. They will also need to empower, guide, and engage internal and external leaders through strategic management, transparency, and critical listening skills.  

Established in 1837 by the Society of Friends, Guilford is the only Quaker-founded college in the Southeast. Guilford is highly regarded for delivering a principled, practical liberal arts education defined by exceptional teaching and mentoring from 325 faculty and staff. The College’s curriculum features 40- plus major areas of study and more than 50 minor programs to serve 1,429 students from 37 states and 11 countries. The student population has become increasingly diverse with nearly 49 percent of the student body identifying as students of color. For more information, visit Guilford’s website at:

For further information about the position and its requirements, please review the position profile here:

Nominations and Applications

Interested candidates must submit a letter of interest that addresses the leadership opportunities, key priorities, and attributes outlined in this leadership profile, a current CV or résumé, and the names and contact information of five professional references. References will not be contacted without prior authorization from the applicant.

For full consideration, applications should be received by July 16, 2021. The search committee will continue its work until an appointment is made. 

Application materials and nominations should be sent electronically to:

AGB Search is assisting Guilford College with this important search. Please direct nominations and inquiries to the AGB Search Consultants: 

Dr. Rod McDavis, Managing Principal, / (804) 514-1982

Dr. Melissa Trotta, Associate Managing Principal, / (202) 380-8927

Mr. Andrew Bowen, / (802) 345-1279 


Guilford College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender, age, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, military status, veteran status, or any other protected category under applicable local, state or federal law, ordinance or regulation. For the complete policy, please visit

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