Edinboro University - one of the 14 universities of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) - invites applications and nominations for the position of president. Edinboro University is and a major educational and cultural resource for the Northwestern Pennsylvania region and offers a learner-centered and supportive campus environment to more than 4,800 students. Edinboro is proud to provide educational opportunity to a predominantly middle-class population of “Strivers” from Western Pennsylvania to help them achieve their personal and professional aspirations and to serve the greater good.


Those students, as well as Edinboro alumni, faculty, and staff, consistently demonstrate the values of perseverance in character and action; a commitment to life-long professional and personal growth; and fulfillment through service to others. A student's experience at Edinboro combines rigorous academic programming, active mentoring from faculty and staff, exciting and resume-enhancing extracurricular and experiential learning activities, and focused career preparation, in a welcoming, supportive, and safe environment.

The university is seeking an experienced leader with the vision and leadership qualities to build the institution’s resources and reputation and take it to higher levels of academic excellence and student success. The exceptionally qualified and committed faculty and staff are proud of Edinboro’s accomplishments, providing students with outstanding academic and life experiences. 


The new president will express a passion for the mission of public education and understand the important social and economic roles it plays in the region and state. The ability to articulate the institution’s values will serve the president well as an advocate for the university at the state level and as a “friendraiser” and fundraiser with the university’s many and broadly based constituents. This new president will arrive at a time when the campus is poised to make the changes necessary to sustain Edinboro’s mission and relevance in the face of changing higher education paradigms, and will lead specific initiatives aimed at a continuing transformation of the campus thinking, practices and culture.


Edinboro’s next president will have the opportunity to lead this university towards future successes, partner extensively in the community, and reside in a beautiful region of northwestern Pennsylvania.


A full leadership profile may be accessed online at: Nominations, expressions of interest, and applications are invited. Interested individuals should provide a letter describing their interest in and qualifications for the position, current curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of five references. This material should be sent via email to the university’s consultants, John K. Thornburgh and Elizabeth Bohan at:


This search will be conducted with respect for candidate confidentiality, which will be maintained until continuing candidates are invited to campus towards the end of the process. References will not be contacted without the candidate’s prior knowledge and approval. To receive full consideration, applications should be received by April 5, 2019. Review of candidate materials will begin in early April and campus visits will take place through the second half of April. The target is to have a new president appointed by the end of May, 2019.


Edinboro University is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and is an equal opportunity employer M/F/H/V.