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Presidential Search

Greenwood/Asher & Associates
Demorest, Georgia
Posted Date
Sep 28, 2022

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Position Type
Executive, Chancellors & Presidents
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Piedmont University, one of the most dynamic small universities in the Southeast, seeks a mission-driven, entrepreneurial leader who will be able to advance innovation, while embracing the rich heritage and values of the institution and continuing the spirit of community and family that abounds on campus. The President must be capable of transitioning the University to its next phase of academic excellence and relevance in a continuously and rapidly evolving market for higher education.

Founded in 1897 and nestled in the foothills of the north Georgia Blue Ridge mountains, Piedmont is a comprehensive liberal arts institution offering a variety of career-oriented majors in over 80 academic programs through undergraduate, graduate, and degree completion programs. With its main campus in Demorest, Georgia, and satellite campus in Athens, Piedmont promises it’s 2500+ students an educational experience that is personal in approach, passionate in application, and practical in impact.

The successful candidate should have leadership experience in a higher education (preferred), other non-profit or for-profit organization; a terminal degree or similar significant high-level experience; a record of success in promoting a positive work environment and sustaining efforts to attract and retain a highly qualified and diverse faculty, staff, and student body; demonstrated commitment to diversity and fostering an inclusive community; financial acumen including ability to work with financial challenges and action plans to deliver results; confident and competent leadership including sound, logical decision making, and ability to resolve conflicts; skills necessary to provide vision and plans to continue progress in academics, athletics and university life; proven success with enrollment and retention strategies; demonstrated success in generating revenue; ability to foster and promote partnerships between education and business and industry; and clear communication skills to comfortably and confidently interact with constituencies and ability and desire to promote healing.

How to Apply

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, LLC is assisting Piedmont University in this search. Applications and nominations are now being accepted. Confidential inquiries, nominations and application materials should be directed to Greenwood/Asher and Associates. For a full application package, please submit 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:

Lauren McCaghren, Senior Executive Search Consultant


It is the policy of Piedmont University not to discriminate in its educational programs, activities, or employment on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, race, age, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, genetic information, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law. All members of the student body, faculty and staff are expected to assist in making this policy valid in fact.

The material presented in this leadership profile should be relied on for informational purposes only. This material has been copied, compiled, or quoted in part from Piedmont University documents and personal interviews and is believed to be reliable. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this information, the original source documents and factual situations govern.

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