Fullerton, CA


Marshall B. Ketchum University, located in Fullerton, CA is pleased to announce its search for the University’s next President. Marshall B. Ketchum seeks a visionary and enterprising leader to succeed President Kevin L. Alexander and build on the incredible growth and momentum established during his 14-year tenure. This exciting opportunity is ideal for an entrepreneurial leader to reimagine the future of healthcare education and guide the institution through the many dramatic shifts projected in both higher education and the delivery of healthcare services.

The institution has earned a reputation as a student-centric university known for intimate, small classes providing one-one-mentoring, talented faculty who genuinely care about students and a track record for turning out excellent, highly competent healthcare providers.  As Marshall B. Ketchum transformed from a stand-alone Optometry School to a health science university comprised of Optometry, Physician Assistant Studies and Pharmacy, the highly regarded student centered culture remained a hallmark attracting quality students and retaining top-notch faculty.  The new President will be deeply committed to academic excellence and maintaining the culture while increasing academic programs, interprofessional education and expanding the campus’ capacity through renovation and enhancement of existing facilities.

It is required that the successful candidate hold a terminal degree, have extensive experience in administrative executive leadership in the health sciences and possess knowledge of one or more of the disciplines offered at Marshall B. Ketchum University.  The University expects to appoint the new President in early 2022, with a start date of on or about June 1, 2022.

Nominations and Applications

Candidates are encouraged to review the search profile, which can be accessed at To receive full consideration, materials should be received on or before November 26, 2021

Candidates are asked to submit electronically (in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF):

  1. A letter of interest that focuses on the areas of opportunity described in the profile;
  2. A curriculum vitae; and
  3. The names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of five professional references. References will not be contacted without first securing the permission of the candidate.

Applications or nominations should be sent to:

Additional information about Marshall B. Ketchum University is available at:

Candidates are encouraged to reach out to the consultants to discuss this opportunity.

Dr. Concetta M. Stewart, Principal, / (908) 341-2178

Ms. Joy Yablonsky, Executive Search Consultant, / (215) 934-1386


Marshall B. Ketchum and Ketchum Health is a 501 (C) (3) nonprofit institution. MBKU is an equal opportunity employer; requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.