- Reed College
- Portland, Oregon
Reed College invites nominations and applications for the position of president.
Reed is a highly selective, national college of the liberal arts and sciences with approximately 1,470 students. Reed enjoys a reputation for providing one of the nation’s most intellectually rigorous undergraduate experiences, with sound financial underpinnings and a beautiful and well-maintained natural and built environment. At Reed, students have opportunities to ask big questions and conduct graduate-level research alongside faculty, making them highly qualified to tackle some of the most pressing and complex challenges facing the world today.
Reed’s faculty, staff and student body are united in a deep sense of stewardship for the college, its distinction and its mission: to ensure students learn and demonstrate rigor and independence in their habits of thought, inquiry and expression. Reed’s approximately 150-member faculty consists of accomplished teacher-scholars actively engaged with a brilliant, highly-motivated and increasingly diverse body of students. Faculty and students alike have garnered national attention for scholarship; Reed has produced 32 Rhodes Scholars, and students regularly win Fulbright, Watson, National Science Foundation and other fellowships. In recent years, the college has made significant strides toward becoming a more diverse and inclusive community, with 30 percent of Reedies identifying as students of color.
Reed offers a challenging and intellectually rewarding liberal arts education to a diverse cadre of bright, curious and engaged young scholars. The college seeks to build on its strengths while nimbly anticipating and responding to the evolving interests and concerns of new generations of students and faculty. The college seeks a leader skilled in inclusive management practices who will work collaboratively with faculty, staff, students, trustees and alumni toward this end. The new president should bring significant management experience leading multi-constituency organizations and be experienced in balancing strategic priorities with resource development and fiscal planning. Above all, the next president of Reed must serve as an authentic champion of the community and its mission.
Located in Portland, Oregon, Reed is a gorgeous, 106-year-old campus with hundreds of old growth trees situated on 116 acres in residential southeast Portland just minutes from downtown. The Cascade Mountains, Mt. Hood, the Oregon coast and a verdant wine valley are all less than two hours away.
Consideration of candidate materials will begin immediately and continue until a new president is named. The college is being assisted by the national executive search firm Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates. Nominations and letters of interest with a curriculum vitae may be sent in confidence to:
Shelly Weiss Storbeck, Managing Partner
Susan VanGilder, Partner
Julia Patton, Senior Associate
For more information, please visit the Reed College home page at https://www.reed.edu/.
Reed College is an equal opportunity employer.