Executive Director


The Five Colleges of Ohio, a consortium of The College of Wooster, Denison University, Kenyon College, Oberlin College, and Ohio Wesleyan University, invites nominations and applications for the position of Executive Director. The Executive Director will partner with the board to set the strategic vision for the consortium and find opportunities to leverage the strengths and values of the organization and the member organizations.

The Five Colleges of Ohio, Inc. was established in 1996 as a focal point for ongoing collaboration between five institutions. Together, these colleges work on issues and opportunities of mutual concern, creating joint programs that enhance the member institutions. The foundation of trust stimulates the organization to challenge the status quo and imagine how all might be better off both collectively and individually. The consortium is also a forum for the institution’s presidents, who form the Board of Directors, to initiate public dialogue about consortial innovations, current issues affecting higher education, and the value of a liberal arts education.

In collaboration with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will represent The Five Colleges of Ohio, which is seen as a national model in collaborative liberal arts leadership. They will also oversee the management of the active consortial programs of The Five Colleges of Ohio, a budget of $1.4 million and a team of five located on four campuses. They will work to ensure the strategic vision, financial and operational processes and relationships in place address the complex challenges facing liberal arts education and ensure the collective and individual success of member institutions. This is a remarkable opportunity, and the Executive Director will have an entrepreneurial mindset, a broad view of the distinctive opportunities offered by the partner institutions, a strategic vision for how to leverage the partner institutions many assets and a collaborative and adaptive approach.

As a leader who engages across all five member institutions, the Executive Director must be innovative, versatile, and experienced in the operation of academic institutions. They must have a strong commitment to the member institutions, liberal arts education, and the collaborative mission of The Five Colleges of Ohio as well as the demonstrated ability to build relationships among individuals and groups.

For best consideration, please send all nominations and applications to:

Shelly Storbeck, Global Education Practice Lead and Managing Director

Kenna Boyd, Managing Associate

Storbeck Search


The Five Colleges of Ohio is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the organization's policy to evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical and/or mental disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy or state, local, or federal law.