Hollins University


Roanoke, Virginia

Hollins University seeks a new President who will bring vigorous leadership and bold ambition for the institution. The Board of Trustees is committed to finding a President who fully shares its unwavering commitment to the liberal arts and to undergraduate women’s education. The next President will be eager to lead the community to pursue additional programs and partnerships that complement the liberal arts to ensure that the institution flourishes in the decades ahead. Envisioning the future of the liberal arts in the 21st century will be an exciting opportunity for the President. Hollins University’s next leader will help the institution embrace and advance its proud mission of women’s education to help imagine – and achieve – all that a women’s college can be for this and successive generations.

Hollins is a women’s college plus: its eleven coeducational graduate programs are integral to the University and increasingly are key to the financial health of the institution. The new President will be energized by the constellation of graduate and undergraduate programs and motivated to work collaboratively to make the sum more than the parts. In turn, this will create a more distinctive institutional profile that attracts outstanding students who will make a positive difference in the world.

The President is the chief financial steward of Hollins, which has no debt and an endowment of approximately $182 million. The President will serve as Hollins’ chief fund-raiser, strategist, and ambassador; the individual must be an excellent communicator both with Hollins’ diverse constituencies and the public.

Situated on 475 acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains on a beautiful and historic campus in the thriving Roanoke Valley, Hollins is a nationally recognized independent liberal arts college for women. The graduate programs include the MFA in Creative Writing and ten other Master’s Degree programs.

All inquiries, nominations/referrals, and resumes with cover letters should be sent electronically and in confidence to Ponneh Varho, Katie Stellato, or Claire Hennessey at:

Hollins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College is committed to developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body.