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Linfield University
McMinnville, Oregon
Date posted
Jun 4, 2024

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Position Type
Executive, Chancellors & Presidents
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time


Linfield University invites nominations and applications for a visionary, mission-focused, accomplished leader to serve as its next President.

One of the oldest institutions of higher education in the Northwest, Linfield University provides small class sizes and a focus on individual student success through campuses in McMinnville and Portland, Oregon, and an eCampus. While much has changed during Linfield’s history, unique learning opportunities, understanding of new cultures and perspectives, and exploration of passions remain central to the student experience. Linfield has been recognized for producing the highest-earning liberal arts graduates in Oregon and the ninth-highest in the United States (Washington Monthly, 2020-23). U.S. News & World Report consistently lists Linfield as a national top performer in social mobility (2000-24). The university recently concluded its comprehensive Spark Wonder Campaign, raising $82 million on an original goal of $75 million.

Linfield University’s next president will be a seasoned executive leader with an established record of achievement and success in progressively responsible positions. While the university welcomes applications from senior leaders outside of academia, a love for and commitment to higher education with an understanding of university operations and the role of shared governance is expected. An advanced degree is required, and a terminal degree is preferred.

Applications, Nominations and Expressions of Interest

To assure full consideration, applications should be received by October 4, 2024 and must include the following:

  • A letter of interest addressing the leadership opportunities and attributes identified in the search profile;
  • A curriculum vitae; and
  • List of five professional references with email addresses and telephone numbers, including their relationship to the candidate. References will not be contacted without prior authorization from the candidate.

Application materials should be submitted in PDF format through the AGB Search portal:

Linfield University President Application Portal.

Please direct any nominations, expressions of interest, or questions regarding the application process to or to the AGB Search team:

Loren Anderson, Ph.D.
Senior Executive Search Consultant
AGB Search
(253) 223-3566

Shannon McCambridge, J.D. LL.M
Senior Executive Search Consultant
AGB Search
(206) 310-7560

Linfield University is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment. It is the policy of the university to grant equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or membership in any other protected classification. In addition, Linfield University does not discriminate in its educational and activities programs, or in admissions or access as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1954, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 and their implementing regulations.



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