Barry University

  Miami Shores, FL


The Board of Trustees of Barry University (Barry) has begun the search for its next president and invite nominations and applications from persons who will provide exceptional and distinguished leadership. Barry, located in Miami Shores, Florida, is well- positioned to build upon its reputation as an outstanding Catholic University.  Founded in 1940 by the Adrian Dominican Sisters as a college for women, it has evolved into a coeducational, contemporary and comprehensive liberal arts university and a leading center for education in South Florida. The next president is anticipated to begin duties July 1, 2019.

Approximately 3,500 undergraduate and 3,850 graduate and professional men and women comprise Barry’s student body.  They chose Barry because it offers: quality academics combined with hands-on career preparation; outstanding programs in arts and sciences, business, communication, education, graduate medical sciences , human performance and leisure sciences, law (i.e.-JD), natural and health sciences, nursing, psychology, social work, and theology; a personal and purposeful approach to learning; a diverse community of scholars dedicated to teaching; and a student body and faculty enriched by diversity of belief and interfaith dialogue. With a student-faculty ratio of 13 to 1, Barry offers students a personalized education and experiential opportunities in Podiatric Clinics, Primary Care Nursing Centers, a Family Enrichment Center, the Academy for Better Communities, and through service opportunities. Degrees conferred include BA, MA, JD, DPM, PhD in Research & Scholarship and Professional Practice and Specialist Degrees.

Barry has a vibrant campus. As a NCAA Division II University and recipient of numerous Sunshine State Conference and national championship titles, accomplished and dedicated athletes and coaches enhance school spirit. In addition, dance and theater performances and art and photography exhibitions occur throughout the year.

Barry University seeks a dynamic, servant leader who is preferably Catholic and is energized by Barry’s Mission, core commitments, legacy, sponsorship of the Adrian Dominican Sisters, Catholic values, and the liberal arts. The position requires a leader with strong academic credentials, the ability to raise significant funds, financial acumen, business experience, the courage to make and implement critical decisions, and a person of integrity and strong moral character.

For more information, review Barry’s presidential profile at:  and visit the University’s website at .


The search committee’s application review will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made by the Board of Trustees.  To assure full consideration, applications should be received by Friday, December 21, 2018, and include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and five professional references with email addresses and telephone numbers.  References will not be contacted without prior authorization from applicants.  Applications should be sent electronically (MS Word or PDF format) to: .

Please direct nominations and inquiries to: Shannon McCambridge, J.D., LL.M. Executive Search Consultant, AGB Search, (206) 310-7560, or, Melissa K. Trotta, Ed.D., Associate Managing Principal, AGB Search, (202) 380-8927, .