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Canisius College
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Nov 2, 2021

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Position Type
Executive, Chancellors & Presidents
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Canisius College, one of 27 Catholic, Jesuit colleges and universities in the U.S. and the premier private university in Western New York, seeks its next president.


Founded in 1870 by German Jesuits, Canisius College is named for St. Peter Canisius, a renowned Dutch educator and one of the early members of the Society of Jesus. The college is consistently ranked among the top regional institutions in the Northeast. Canisius is a masters-level, comprehensive university that promotes the Jesuit principles of academic excellence, service and leadership through a broad range of learning experiences and a core curriculum grounded in the liberal arts.


The next President of Canisius College will be an inspiring, collaborative and visionary servant leader who is preferably Catholic and demonstrates a deep commitment to the mission, Jesuit charism and liberal arts tradition of the college. The next President will have preferably earned a terminal degree in their field, have a record of distinction in progressively responsible leadership roles and have an astute understanding of the challenges facing 21st-century higher education. Financial acumen and success working with budgets comparable in complexity to that of the college is required. Moreover, the President must possess an entrepreneurial mindset and be prepared to ask difficult questions and make critical decisions with compassion and integrity.


For additional information about this opportunity, please review the search profile.


To assure full consideration, applications should be received by January 4, 2022.

Applications must include the following documents:


  1. A letter of interest addressing the desired presidential attributes described in the search profile;
  2. Curriculum vitae; and
  3. Five professional references with email addresses and telephone numbers. References will not be contacted without prior authorization from the candidate.


Application materials should be sent electronically (PDF format) to:




Loren J. Anderson, Ph.D.

Executive Search Consultant, AGB Search, 253.223.3566


Shannon McCambridge, J.D., LL.M.

Executive Search Consultant, AGB Search, 206.310.7560


Melissa K. Trotta, Ed.D.

Associate Managing Principal, AGB Search, 202.776.0866


Additional information about Canisius College may be found at


Canisius College, a Catholic and Jesuit university, has its foundation in the fundamental values of academic excellence, leadership, faith and social justice. Canisius is committed to educating and preparing men and women to become leaders in their professions and their communities, and in service to humanity. The college is an equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.

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