John Carroll University


Cleveland, Ohio

John Carroll University (John Carroll or JCU) invites applications and nominations for its next President. As one of 28 Jesuit Catholic universities in the United States and the only Jesuit private higher education institution in Northeast Ohio, John Carroll is committed to preparing students for lives of engaged leadership and service through intellectual discovery in liberal arts, the sciences, and business education. The institution seeks an inspiring leader who will share in its commitment to Jesuit Catholic values in higher education, and create a robust and unified vision that will propel the University to its next era of growth and achievement.

With more than 3000 undergraduate and 500 graduate students engaged in over 70 programs of study, the JCU education has four aspirational learning goals- intellect, character, leadership, and service- that embody the Jesuit Catholic heritage of respect and care for the whole person. The institution is consistently ranked among the top institutions in the Midwest and is nationally recognized for its excellence in student preparedness for professional careers.

The next President of John Carroll University will address present challenges by developing an enhanced and sustainable vision for the institution, as well as a robust enrollment management and outreach strategy, building upon nationally recognized programs while investing in other high-caliber academic programs across the University. The President will be an architect of relationships, serving as an engaged and visible leader both on campus and beyond, with a transparent, approachable, and collaborative management style.

JCU is conducting a national search and welcomes Jesuit and lay individuals who will uphold its Jesuit heritage, mission, and identity. The successful candidate will have a record of scholarship and transformative leadership. An earned doctorate or equivalent terminal degree is preferred. S/he will have a record of accomplishment in creating and supporting a climate of community, collegiality, service, understanding, and excellence.

John Carroll is assisted in this search by Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm. Nominations, applications, and inquiries are being accepted for the position. Consideration of candidates will continue until the position is filled. Candidates must submit a curriculum vitae and cover letter. All candidate information will be held in strict confidence. Confidential inquiries concerning this search should be directed to Michael Baer, Pam Pezzoli, or Anna Graulich at Isaacson, Miller via:  

John Carroll University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.