SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
National University, headquartered in San Diego, California, is
the founding institution of the National University System (NUS),
which includes National University (NU), Northcentral University
(NCU), City University of Seattle (CU), and National Education
Partners (NEP). NUS has operated under the leadership of Chancellor
Michael Cunningham for more than eight years, during which the
System’s student enrollments have doubled, and its endowments have
Currently, NUS is undertaking a significant milestone in its
history. The Boards of Trustees of NU, NCU, and NEP decided to
consolidate these three brands under the NU brand pending
applicable regulatory approvals. This consolidation will create one
of the largest non-profit open access universities serving adult
learners in the country. The combined entity will have more than
47,000 students, 3,000 faculty, 1,200 staff, 200,000 alumni, and a
capital reserve fund’s endowments of more than $1.5 billion. In
addition, a major transformation aimed at significantly increasing
enrollment while materially improving student learning outcomes is
National University, seeks an accomplished leader to work
collaboratively to achieve the transformation goals and lead the
merged entity and ultimately the System. The next president will be
the respected head of the flagship of National University System
and an effective, selfless player implementing a progressive,
evolving strategy for growth.
The new president will possess the experience, skills, and focus
required to help shape the future of this innovative institution
while exemplifying the character and ethics expected in a highly
visible, trusted university and community leader. The new president
will also ensure that student success, social justice, equity,
diversity, and inclusion are at the center of all we do.
A complete Search Profile may be found at agbsearch.com/active-searches
and additional information about National University and the
presidential search may be found at www.NUpresidentsearch.org.
The NU Presidential Search Committee will begin reviewing and
evaluating applications as they are received and continue to accept
and review credentials until a new president is selected.
Candidates are advised to submit their materials by January
14, 2022 to ensure the fullest consideration.
Dr. Richard A. Wueste of AGB Search is assisting with this
search. Nominators and prospective candidates may contact him at
or (540) 431-5131.
Nominations and expressions of interest may be submitted
electronically to: NUPresident@agbsearch.com
Application materials must include:
- Letter of interest that responds to the Opportunities &
Challenges and the Qualifications & Qualities of the Next NU
President sections of the profile.
- Complete CV or resume.
- Names and contact information (telephone and e-mail) for five
references. References provided will be contacted at a later stage
of the search and references will not be contacted without the
formal permission of the candidate. All inquiries and applications
will be received and evaluated in confidence.
NUS offers a comprehensive benefits package, competitive
salaries, and an opportunity to work in an innovative environment
that supports diversity. It is our policy to provide equal
employment opportunities for all applicants and employees. The
System does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race,
color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related
medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, physical
disability, mental disability, medical condition, family care
status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or any
other basis protected by state or federal laws.