Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
May 24, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time


The Board of Trustees of Augustana College invites nominations and applications for its 9th President. The Board seeks an accomplished, engaging leader who will anticipate the trends and opportunities in higher education and be innovative and inspirational in setting a bold agenda for Augustana’s future.

Founded in 1860,Augustana College ( a private, selective,residential college of the liberal arts and sciences serving 2,500 mostly undergraduate students. The 115-acre campus is located in Rock Island, Illinois, in the vibrant Quad Cities metro region, a diverse and growing community of more than 400,000 people. With more than 90 majors and related programs in the full range of liberal arts and sciences disciplines and pre-professional studies, Augustana is committed to offering a challenging education that develops the qualities of mind, spirit and body necessary for students to discern their life’s calling of leadership and service in a diverse and changing world.

The next president of Augustana College has an exciting opportunity to lead a financially strong and nimble institution, to build upon the momentum of a highly successful $135 million capital campaign, and to develop a bold strategic plan to advance the college’s mission. The president will promote and cultivate Augustana’s distinctiveness; sustain and enhance the college’s academic reputation; maintain a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as a distinguishing characteristic of the college; expand relationships, partnerships, and opportunities in the Quad Cities community and beyond; and sustain and grow Augustana’s financial health and its value proposition. For additional information about the college, the position, the qualifications sought, and how to apply, please review the search prospectus, available for download, at

Academic Search is assisting Augustana College in the search. Prospective candidates may arrange a confidential conversation by contacting Jay Lemons at, Sharon Herzberger at, or Jennifer Kooken at

The position is open until filled, but only applications received by September 6, 2021, can be assured full consideration. Applications, nominations, and inquiries may be sent in confidence to

Augustana College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Augustana provides equal opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, and any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.

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