Chancellor and CEO

Johnson & Wales University, one of the nation’s best-known and most respected professionally-focused universities, announces a nationwide leadership search to recruit a new Chancellor and CEO who will guide the university in pursuit of its high standards, goals and mission.

Founded in 1914, Johnson & Wales University (JWU) is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution with more than 14,000 graduate, undergraduate and online students at its four campuses in Providence, Rhode Island; North Miami, Florida; Denver, Colorado; and Charlotte, North Carolina. JWU has evolved from a world leader in culinary and hospitality to a university that provides students with opportunities in a wide breadth of industry-relevant disciplines. An innovative educational leader, the university offers degree programs in arts and sciences, business, culinary arts, design and engineering, education, health and wellness, hospitality, nutrition and physician assistant studies. Its unique model integrates arts and sciences and industry-focused education with work experience and leadership opportunities, inspiring students to achieve professional success and lifelong personal and intellectual growth. The university’s impact is global, with alumni from 124 countries pursuing careers worldwide. Johnson & Wales University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges Inc. (NEASC), through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

Reporting directly to the Johnson & Wales Board of Trustees, the Chancellor is the CEO of the university and is responsible for the management and administration of its strategic initiatives. The university seeks a strong, strategic and visionary leader who is student-centered, committed to diversity and inclusion, and has exemplary interpersonal and communication skills. The next chancellor and CEO will have impeccable integrity, extraordinary management abilities, a clear understanding of the mission of a leading professionally-focused university, and a passion for educating and preparing students for fulfilling and productive lives and careers. Additional information about Johnson & Wales University can be found at

While applications and nominations will be accepted until a new Chancellor and CEO is selected, interested parties are encouraged to submit their materials to our consultant at the address below by April 15th, to ensure optimal consideration. Application materials should include a current résumé and letter of interest.

Johnson & Wales Chancellor and CEO Search
R. William Funk & Associates
2911 Turtle Creek Boulevard – Suite 300
Dallas, Texas 75219
Fax: 214-523-9067

Johnson & Wales University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law.