Meredith College

Meredith College, a private, residential women's liberal arts college and coeducational graduate school in Raleigh, North Carolina, invites nominations and applications for its 9th president. The College seeks an energetic, innovative, and inspiring leader who will embrace and build upon the strong heritage of Meredith's history and tradition while working collaboratively to develop a unifying vision for the future.

Chartered in 1891, Meredith College enrolls approximately 1,300 women in its undergraduate programs and more than 250 women and men in its graduate programs. Building on a liberal arts tradition, Meredith prepares students for the 21st century with a strong general education program, its StrongPoints¬ģ advising and coaching initiative, undergraduate research, study abroad, and civic engagement. The College offers 35 undergraduate majors, 55 minors, and 27 graduate and certificate programs across a wide variety of disciplines. Meredith has earned distinction as a "Best College" in U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, and Forbes. Meredith is consistently ranked as both a top regional and a top national college and ranked in the top 25% of liberal arts colleges in the country by high school counselors, according to U.S. News and World Report. Niche named Meredith the #2 Liberal Arts College in North Carolina.

Meredith's 225-acre campus offers an ideal location in Raleigh and near the world-renowned Research Triangle Park, the country's premier research and development hub. Ranked among the top places to live and work and as one of the fastest growing cities and hottest job markets in the U.S., Raleigh offers many opportunities for partnership as well as for student internships, clinical and field experiences, and potential employment after graduation.

The next President of Meredith College will bring a successful track record of leadership demonstrating the ability to manage a complex organization, communicate effectively, provide financial and business acumen, lead and empower an executive leadership team, and achieve institutional outcomes in alignment with organizational mission. The successful candidate will be an accessible and student-centered leader who values and embraces the importance and strength of an undergraduate, residential women's college. Among the desired characteristics of the new President are excellent interpersonal skills; creativity; experience with or a deep understanding of the transformational quality of higher education; a track record of fundraising success; and a demonstrated commitment to fostering and growing diversity, equity, and inclusion.

A search profile with additional information about Meredith College and the leadership agenda and desired competencies and characteristics for the next President is available for download at this link .

How to apply: Academic Search is partnering with Meredith College in this search. Confidential discussions about the position are encouraged and may be arranged by contacting the Academic Search team:

Suzanne Mellon:
Jay Lemons:
Jennifer Kooken:

Applications, nominations, and inquiries should be sent to .

Applications should include a letter of interest addressing the leadership agenda and desired competencies and characteristics outlined in the search profile. Also required are a current curriculum vitae and a list of five professional references with contact information and a brief explanation of the working relationship with each. References will be contacted at a later stage in the search process and only with candidate permission. The position is open until filled, but only applications received by January 22, 2024, will be guaranteed full consideration.

Meredith College is dedicated to the equality of opportunity within its community. It is the policy and practice of the College to provide equal opportunity to all persons. The College does not discriminate against a person because of race, color, age (as defined in the Age Discrimination in Employment Act), religion, gender, pregnancy, disability, national origin, citizenship, genetic information, veteran's status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.


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