Gustavus Adolphus College invites nominations and applications for a visionary, accomplished, mission-focused servant leader to serve as its next President.


With a proud heritage rooted in its founding by Swedish-Lutheran immigrants and in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America liberal arts tradition, Gustavus Adolphus is a selective, private, residential liberal arts college with 2,000 students from 40 states and 35 countries. The next President will build upon a strong, over 160-year foundation to elevate the College to new heights.


Gustavus Adolphus College’s next President will inherit a vibrant community of talented students, faculty, and staff; a re-envisioned curriculum that provides a breadth and depth of learning opportunities and applied experiences; a growing endowment that consistently outperforms competitors; and an engaged Board of Trustees that is committed to raising the institution’s profile and impact.


The successful candidate for this position will embrace the Presidency as a vocational calling. Gustavus seeks a proven leader who can inspire a diverse group of stakeholders to maintain a primary focus on the student experience, drive innovation while celebrating tradition, increase enrollment, enhance the College’s reputation, and marshal resources that will result in institutional growth and financial sustainability.


Applications, Nominations and Expressions of Interest


To assure full consideration, applications should be received by October 4, 2024 and must include the following:


  • A letter of interest addressing the leadership opportunities and attributes identified the search profile;
  • A curriculum vitae; and
  • List of five professional references with email addresses and telephone numbers, including their relationship to the candidate. References will not be contacted without prior authorization from the candidate.


Application materials should be submitted in PDF format through the AGB Search portal here:

Gustavus Adolphus College President Application Portal.


Please direct any nominations, expressions of interest, or questions regarding the application process to or to the AGB Search team:


Loren Anderson, Ph.D.
Senior Executive Search Consultant
AGB Search
(253) 223-3566


Shannon McCambridge, J.D. LL.M
Senior Executive Search Consultant
AGB Search
(206) 310-7560


As an Affirmative Action employer, it is the policy and practice of Gustavus Adolphus College to provide equal educational and employment opportunities for all. EOE/M/F/V/D