Presidential Search

Marietta College, a co-educational liberal arts college with pre-professional and graduate programs and located in historic Marietta, Ohio, invites nominations and applications for the position of President. The College seeks an engaging and innovative leader with the ability and experience to build and articulate a comprehensive, unifying vision for the College’s future while executing on the Board-approved Marietta Forward strategic plan. The College’s next leader will draw upon Marietta’s rich history and provide leadership to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

This is a pivotal and transformational moment for higher education. The College seeks a results-oriented leader who embraces transparency, accountability, and collaboration. The next President will demonstrate decisiveness; emotional intelligence; a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and belonging; a focus on student success; sound fiscal management; and exceptional leadership in strategic plan execution. The President will be an articulate and inspiring communicator and a successful fundraiser, and demonstrate a track record of success in the execution of institutional mission. 

The President is the College's chief executive officer and reports to the Board of Trustees. Candidates will demonstrate significant intellectual and administrative accomplishment, a broad understanding of liberal arts education and professional programs as well as graduate education, a keen appreciation for the values and traditions of Marietta College, and the ability to work effectively with the Board of Trustees.

The President will work with a dedicated Board, administration, faculty, staff, alumni, friends, and the community to ensure student success and craft a sustainable, fact-based financial model for the future. The President will engage with civic, business, and educational leaders in the community and region to explore synergies that strengthen both the College and the community.

Total enrollment for the 2023-24 academic year is 1,122 students with 86 percent of students living on campus. More than 80 students are pursuing their master’s degree. The College sits on 90 picturesque acres. Marietta has 105 full-time faculty members, approximately 82 percent holding a Ph.D. or terminal degree in their field, and 72 part-time faculty. The College endowment stands at $89.4 million.

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Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. All nominations and applications shall be confidential. Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae/résumé, and the names and contact information for five professional references to:

Steve Leo, Managing Director
Vicki Henderson, Senior Associate
Storbeck Search

This is a full-time position that will be performed on-site in Ohio. Salary commensurate with experience with a competitive benefits package.

Marietta College is an equal opportunity educator and employer that values diversity. The College seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Marietta College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, or religious affiliation.