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Lafayette College
Easton, Pennsylvania
Start date
Dec 7, 2023

Lafayette College, an independent, highly selective, coeducational institution with a strong history of success in both liberal arts and engineering, is seeking an innovative and accomplished leader to serve as their next Provost, under the leadership of the College’s 18th President, Nicole F. Hurd. Founded by the citizens of Easton, Pennsylvania in 1826, Lafayette College has a rich history in the Lehigh Valley, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and beyond.

The Provost serves as the Chief Academic Officer of the college, responsible for all aspects of the academic endeavor of Lafayette, ensuring the success of their 2,700 students, and the faculty and staff who support their varied and forward-facing academic pursuits. The Provost is crucial to upholding the College’s Mission and its commitment to excellence in the liberal arts and engineering; hiring and supporting outstanding and well credentialed faculty; ensuring the efficacy of curricula grounded in clear learning outcomes; leading the faculty in ongoing and meaningful assessment of student learning and success; and facilitating deep and sustained learning leading to self-discovery through critical thinking.

The Provost will be a bold and energetic individual with a proven record of progressively responsible leadership. They will have a passion for higher education, be intellectually curious and creative, demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit, embrace the need for full transparency in decision making, and for effective communication and listening.

Desired qualifications and personal qualities, additional information about the position and Lafayette College can be found in the leadership profile:

The Provost Search Committee will begin reviewing applications in December, with the deadline for full consideration on December 29. Applications must include a letter of interest, a CV, a statement of commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and five professional references with email addresses, telephone numbers, and an explanation of your professional relationship. (References will not be contacted without prior authorization from the applicant.)

Application materials, nominations and expressions of interest can be sent to

The search is being assisted by: 

Margaret Plympton, Ed.D. 


AGB Search


Concetta Stewart, Ph.D. Principal

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Lafayette College adheres to all federal and state civil rights laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination in private institutions of higher education


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