Gettysburg College invites nominations and applications for the position of President. Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective, four-year, residential college of the liberal arts and sciences, which enrolls 2,600 students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania. Ranked by U.S News and World Report among the top 50 national liberal arts colleges, Gettysburg College is driven by the profoundness of its location. This College, in November of 1863, walked together from Pennsylvania Hall to Cemetery Hill to hear Abraham Lincoln deliver the Gettysburg Address. This unique experience has long shaped and strengthened Gettysburg College’s modern approach, pedagogy, and emphasis on the preparation of the whole person—igniting its students’ passion and commitment to our nation and the world.


The 15th President of Gettysburg College will assume leadership of the 187-year-old institution at an important stage in its history—a point where it has great momentum as a result of many years of strong leadership, yet where it will need visionary direction to continue to evolve as a top-tier private, residential liberal arts and sciences college. As the chief executive officer and reporting to the Board of Trustees, the President will lead the development of a visionary strategy, implement that strategy through talented senior leadership and a highly engaged college community, promote academic excellence through pedagogy that aligns with 21st century developments, foster an inclusive community, and serve as chief fundraiser.


The next President will be a strong and effective leader who will embody the values of Gettysburg College, including ethical leadership that is inclusive, collaborative, and directed towards effecting change for the greater good.


Inquiries, nominations, and applications should be directed to:


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