Goucher College


Towson, Baltimore County, Maryland

Goucher College, among the most innovative small liberal arts colleges in the Northeast, seeks a strategic, collaborative, and creative leader to be its next President. This individual will inherit a bold institution emerging from a period of rapid and necessary change, poised to solidify its new foundations, generate new resources, and further evolve and cohere its identity, academic offerings, and institutional culture.

A small, private, residential liberal arts institution in Towson, Maryland, Goucher serves 1,425 undergraduate students and 745 graduate students. Its 287-acre campus is located eight miles north of downtown Baltimore and 50 miles from Washington, D.C. The College offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programs, professional certificates, and a highly competitive post-baccalaureate pre-medical program. Undergraduate students choose from 24 majors and 6 interdisciplinary programs, and are required to study abroad. The Princeton Review ranked Goucher #2 in "Most Popular Study Abroad Program.” The College is also one of forty institutions profiled in Loren Pope’s Colleges That Change Lives. In 2019, U.S. News and World Report ranked Goucher #12 in Most Innovative Schools and in 2018, The Chronicle of Higher Education recognized the College as a top producer of Fulbright scholars.

Founded in 1885 as a women’s college in the heart of Baltimore, Goucher broke ground as one of exceptionally few institutions south of the Mason-Dixon line offering women the opportunity to pursue a comprehensive and rigorous higher education. In 1986, the College became a well-respected co-educational institution of higher learning. Today, a Goucher education is characterized by a holistic, integrative, interdisciplinary, collaborative learning experience that prepares graduates and globally-minded individuals for a life of inquiry, creativity, analytical thinking, and problem-solving in diverse groups. Goucher maintains its conviction that the liberal arts are uniquely equipped to prepare young people to respond to and make impact within an increasingly complex world, including as future professionals carving out the yet-unknown career paths of tomorrow.

The next president of Goucher College has a tremendous opportunity to capitalize on recent institutional advances and successes, including a re-commitment to the institution’s liberal arts roots, diversification of the student body, increases in student enrollment, development of a new curriculum, the creation of new buildings and upgraded facilities, and the continuation of a $100M capital campaign. This leader will work in partnership with the Board of Trustees, the senior leadership team, faculty, staff, students, and alumnae/i to move Goucher College into its next significant and promising institutional phase.

Please direct inquiries, nominations, and applications to Isaacson, Miller, the national executive search firm assisting with the search. All replies will be held in strict confidence. Correspondence and applications, which should include a CV and letter of interest, should be submitted electronically to Rebecca Swartz and Chloe Kanas via