The Board of Trustees announces the search for the 14th President of Tougaloo College and invites nominations and applications for this distinctive leadership opportunity.

Tougaloo College is a small, private, co-educational, historically black, suburban, liberal arts college that offers quality baccalaureate degree programs. Located on the northern edge of Jackson, Mississippi, the college strives to prepare students holistically to advance in a global society through the provision of intellectually, stimulating programs and an environment, which emphasizes high moral and spiritual values. Tougaloo College is committed to excellence in scholarship, research and service for the betterment of humanity.

Tougaloo College is one of the oldest historically black colleges and universities in the United States. Its origins can be traced to the Amistad. Founded in 1869, by the American Missionary Association, Tougaloo College was established on the remains of the John Boddie Plantation. On a site that once served to enslave, limit and shackle the minds, bodies and spirits of many African Americans now stands an institution representing an intellectual oasis of freedom and ideals. Tougaloo College has developed a national reputation for academic excellence and social commitment, distinguishing itself as a critical educational and community resource for the State of Mississippi and the nation.

The College seeks a President who is a visionary, an experienced administrator, a strong communicator, a skilled fundraiser and a creative and thoughtful leader capable of shaping and advancing Tougaloo’s core mission and values.

Please visit to view a complete search profile for this search with information about Tougaloo College, application details and the responsibilities of the position. Additional information about Tougaloo College is available on its website at:


Applications will be received and considered until the position is filled; however, to insure full consideration, applications should be received by November 16, 2018 and must include (1) a comprehensive letter of interest that addresses how the candidate meets the preferred qualifications and opportunities for leadership, as described in the search profile, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) five professional references with e-mail addresses and phone numbers provided. References will not be contacted without prior authorization.

Applications should be submitted electronically (MS Word or Adobe PDF format) to the Presidential Search Committee Chair, Mr. Edmond Hughes at

This search is being assisted by AGB Search. Confidential inquiries, nominations and referrals may be made to:


Loren J. Anderson, Ph.D.

Executive Search Consultant

AGB Search

Cell: (253) 223-3566


Gwendolyn E. Boyd, D. Min

Executive Search Consultant

AGB Search

Cell: (301) 538-1019


Equal Opportunity Employment has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principle at the College, where employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination because of race, color, creed, gender identity, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected characteristic by law. This policy applies to all policies and procedures relating to recruitment and hiring, benefits, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment. Questions or concerns should be referred to the Human Resources Office.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the U.S. and complete employment eligibility verification paperwork.