The Board of Trustees of Lewis & Clark College invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of President. Lewis & Clark College, a private higher education institution with a public conscience and global reach, seeks a new President. Lewis & Clark serves over 3,500 students in three schools: the College of Arts and Sciences, the Graduate School of Education and Counseling, and the Law School. The combination of outstanding liberal arts programs and top-ranked, high-quality professional programs, along with the College’s location in a major city that provides a lab for learning and engagement, makes Lewis & Clark unique. Lewis & Clark is one of the top ten producers of Fulbright scholars in the country and is nationally known for its academic programs, teaching excellence, global engagement, environmental leadership, and strong sense of civic responsibility.

Lewis & Clark provides an incoming president one of the most compelling and influential academic platforms in the United States. The president will lead and foster an enterprise with unique strengths rooted in its commitment to equity, the quality and diversity of the academic offerings in its three schools, and its location in a vibrant city that provides notable opportunities for civic engagement. To capitalize on these strengths, Lewis & Clark seeks an experienced, personable, and energetic higher education leader who will effectively champion the College and all it stands for while continuing to execute and enhance the vision of the College.

The accomplished leadership of current President Wim Wiewel, amplified by a cohesive and talented senior administrative team, has enabled the College to make strong progress toward meeting the goals of its strategic plan, Exploring for the Global Good. Lewis & Clark is currently engaged in an ambitious comprehensive philanthropic campaign that has, to date, raised much of its campaign goal. This fall the College will be welcoming its largest first-year class ever in the College of Arts and Sciences and its largest Law School class since the Great Recession.

Location and Start Date
Lewis & Clark is located on three adjacent campuses nestled among towering trees and trillium-lined creeks, just six miles from downtown Portland, Oregon. The College’s campus is regularly recognized as one of the most beautiful in the country. The new president will take office in July 2022.

For More Information
Summit Search Solutions is assisting Lewis and Clark in this national search. Confidential conversations can be arranged by contacting Carrie Coward, President at; or Tammarah Townes, Senior Consultant at Interested parties are encouraged to apply or express interest by October 10, 2021.

For more information about the institution, leadership agenda, qualifications, and application process, please review the full position profile (

Nominations can be submitted to All applications and nominations will be held in confidence.

Lewis & Clark explicitly acknowledges and affirms its conviction that diversity with respect to race, ethnicity, national origin, socio-economic background, religious orientation or spirituality, physical or sensory disability, gender, and sexual orientation on the Lewis & Clark campus provides an educational benefit for all students that can be realized only if students and education professionals from diverse backgrounds are present in significant numbers within our learning community. In creating and sustaining such a community, we engage, to the extent possible, in practices that will ensure a high degree of diversity on our campus, simultaneously meeting the highest standards of academic excellence of which we are capable.