Saint Anselm College


Manchester, New Hampshire

Saint Anselm College invites applications and nominations for its next President. Founded in 1889 by the Order of Saint Benedict, today the College is a nationally recognized liberal arts institution. True to its Catholic and Benedictine tradition, students, faculty, staff and alums have a deep sense of community, a commitment to life-long learning and serving others.

During a time when many institutions are facing enrollment challenges, Saint Anselm is fortunate to be in a period of growth. In recent years enrollment consistently surpassed goals for quantity, academic quality and diversity and in 2018 the number of degree seeking students surpassed 2,000 for the first time in College history. This growth, alongside a successful philanthropic campaign, allowed Saint Anselm to simultaneously invest over $48 million in capital infrastructure on its idyllic campus in Manchester, New Hampshire. Resources also focused on academic centers and institutes such as the Center for Ethics in Business and Governance and the Gregory J. Grappone Humanities Institute. These priorities reflect the College’s commitment to promote and provide opportunities for civic engagement, a liberal arts education that fosters intellectual, moral and spiritual growth, and experiential learning opportunities for faculty and students. The College’s nationally recognized New Hampshire Institute of Politics (NHIOP) remains a key destination for all Presidential candidates, many U.S. Senators, Representatives and local candidates, and press coverage from NHIOP’s activities continues to help extend Saint Anselm’s reputational reach.  This combined growth and investment resulted in Saint Anselm being listed as # 95 in the 2019 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 rankings of National Liberal Arts Colleges, placing the College in the top 100 for the first time in its history.

As Saint Anselm prepares to welcome its eleventh president, the foundation is in place for continued growth and excellence in its next chapter. This is a tremendous opportunity for a clear sighted, creative, and collaborative academic leader who will embrace and champion the Catholic and Benedictine culture of the College. The next President must be a sincere and persuasive public advocate for the enduring value of a liberal arts education and guide Saint Anselm to find the right balance in academic programming that remains true to its traditional core education while also recognizing the importance of pre-professional programs. Additional priorities include sound fiscal management, fundraising, community engagement, continued support of diversity initiatives, and athletics.

Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, has been retained to assist in the recruitment of the next President. Applications, nominations and inquiries should be directed in confidence to:

Jacqueline Mildner, Partner

Leslie McCarthy, Managing Associate

Katherine Stellato, Senior Associate

Isaacson, Miller

263 Summer Street, 7th Floor

Boston, MA 02210

Electronic applications strongly encouraged.

Saint Anselm College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and proudly values diversity.