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Saint Michael's College
Vermont, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 30, 2023

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Executive, Chancellors & Presidents
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Saint Michael's College

The Board of Trustees at Saint Michael's College, a residential, coeducational, Catholic, liberal arts college in Colchester, Vermont, announces a search for the 18th president of the College. Saint Michael's was founded in the Catholic intellectual tradition in 1904 by members of the Society of Saint Edmund, and it remains the only Edmundite college in the world.

Saint Michael's is located adjacent to Burlington, Vermont, and situated between Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains. The College enrolls approximately 1,200 undergraduates, 190 graduate students, and more than 50 international students, and it boasts 21 NCAA Division II varsity teams. Majors and minors are available in more than 40 fields of study across a broad spectrum of subjects, and the faculty are teacher-scholars.

Saint Michael's has long focused on how students, faculty, and staff can make an impact on the larger community – a direct connection to the College's foundational ethos of social justice and service. In 2022, Saint Michael's was named by the Princeton Review as one of the top 25 colleges engaged in community service. Saint Michael's has also been featured in the Princeton Review's Best 387 Colleges recognized as a Green College. Money magazine recognized Saint Michael's as one of the Top 50 Transformative Colleges, and Kiplinger's ranks Saint Michael's among the Best College Values.

The College community is eager to embrace a president who values what is unique about Saint Michael's, who understands the rapidly changing dynamic of higher education today, and who is willing and capable of galvanizing a campus community quickly around a compelling vision for the future and moving with urgency to bring that vision to life. Ideally, the 18th president of Saint Michael's College will bring a combination of the following qualities and attributes along with rich experience and a record of professional success in strengthening organizations:

• A person of faith with a deep respect and enthusiasm for the Catholic faith and intellectual tradition, the Edmundites and their focus on social justice and service, and for stewarding these fundamental elements of the College's identity.
• A visionary leader with high energy and passion for the mission of Saint Michael's, as well as an enthusiastic advocate for the College ready for active and deep engagement in the campus community, in the Burlington region, and beyond.
• A wise leader with financial acumen and the ability to allocate, steward, and grow resources – including enrollment, fundraising, and the diversification of revenue streams – in support of the mission of Saint Michael's College.
• A person with a deep commitment to all students and a passion as well as a record of success in the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion, given the Saint Michael's community's commitment to ensuring that all members of the college community feel a strong sense of belonging,
• A forward-thinking leader who will explore and embrace new technologies and innovative teaching and business models that will enhance and expand academic programs, improve the student experience, and strengthen enrollment and institutional advancement results.
• An accomplished, dynamic, and resilient leader with successful executive experience; the ability to proactively facilitate, manage, implement, and drive change; a track record of hiring, inspiring, managing, motivating, and retaining a strong team; and a demonstrated capacity for leadership in a complex and rapidly evolving environment.
• A gifted leader with superb interpersonal skills, high emotional intelligence, excellent communication and storytelling abilities, a transparent leadership style, a great sense of humor, and a zest for life.
• A person of integrity and authenticity who has the courage to lead collaboratively, boldly, creatively, imaginatively, and with urgency in combination with the ability to inspire, build trust and confidence in others, and make and carry out tough decisions.

More information about Saint Michael's College, the key priorities for the next president, and how to apply is provided in the search profile, available for download at:

Academic Search is partnering with Saint Michael's College in this search. To arrange a conversation with a member of the consulting team, Scott Flanagan, Jay Lemons, or Jennifer Kooken, please contact

Applications, nominations, and inquiries may be submitted in confidence to The position is open until filled, but full consideration can only be guaranteed to those applications received by August 28, 2023.

Learn more about Saint Michael's College at and by watching this video.

The College provides equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex/gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran or active duty military status, familial status, height, weight, genetic information or any other status protected by applicable law.


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