Indiana State University invites nominations and applications in its search for a visionary President who will continue to enhance the institution’s commitment to academic excellence, student success, community engagement, and shared governance. The President reports to the University’s Board of Trustees.

Founded in 1865, Indiana State University (ISU) is a comprehensive, state-assisted public institution offering degrees through the doctoral level. Classified as a community engaged institution by the Carnegie Foundation, ISU has been named to the President’s Higher Education Honor Roll for Community Service each year since its creation. The University was ranked first in the nation among national universities for service by the Washington Monthly in 2015 and has been in the top three institutions in the country for the past five years in hours of community service provided by its students. The Princeton Review has recognized ISU as one of the “Best in the Midwest” for 13 years in a row.

The University offers more than 100 undergraduate majors within the Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Health and Human Services; and Technology. The College of Graduate and Professional Studies offers more than 75 graduate programs in conjunction with the University’s academic colleges. Minority students constitute 25% of 2016-2017 enrollees, one of the most diverse student populations in Indiana. Enrollment has grown by more than 30 percent in the past eight years, reaching historic levels in fall 2015 with more than 13,500 students. While the majority of students are from Indiana, the University also attracts students from throughout the United States and more than 70 countries. Indiana State has a long tradition of serving underrepresented populations; more than half of freshmen are Pell-eligible, and a large percentage of enrollees are first-generation college students. In addition, the University has the largest percentage of 21st Century Scholars, Indiana’s scholarship program for students from low-income households.

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Nomination and Application Process

The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and continue to accept applications and nominations until the position is filled. However, in order to assure the fullest consideration, applicants are encouraged to have complete applications submitted to the search firm assisting the University by August 30, 2017. Requested application materials include a letter of interest; curriculum vitae; and the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least five professional references. All applications, nominations, and inquiries will remain confidential. References will not be called until after the first screening of applications and then only after the applicant has given explicit permission. All application materials must be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Please direct all applications, nominations, and inquiries for the position to the search firm assisting the University at the contact information below:

Ryan Crawford, Partner

901 Mopac Expressway South

Barton Oaks Plaza One, Suite 300

Austin, TX 78746

Gretchen Hoffman, Senior Associate

(737) 210-1218

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Indiana State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.