Columbia College - Missouri

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The Trustees of Columbia College ( ) announce the search for the next president of the College.

The successful candidate for one of the most desirable higher education leadership opportunities in the country will succeed the 16th president, Dr. Gerald T. Brouder, who will retire August 1, 2013.

Based in Columbia, Missouri, Columbia College is a remarkable and unique educational institution. Its daytime/resident campus is an idyllic small college serving more than 800 students, and the College also serves more than 30,000 additional students through its network of 35 campuses nationwide, in its evening and graduate programs, and through its online offerings. Its 23 online degree programs, with more than 800 online courses, alone serve some 24,000 students each year. All of the Colleges programs are fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commissions North Central Association. Although Columbia College has retained a covenant with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) since its founding, it is a nonsectarian school welcoming all qualified students.

For eight consecutive years, Columbia College has been rated in the top tier of Americas Best Colleges by US News & World Report and is listed among the Great Schools at a Great Price. Princeton Review named Columbia College a Best Midwestern College in 2012. The College has 68 full-time faculty (60 tenured or tenure-track) plus 1,655 adjunct faculty and has 698 full-time and 188 part-time staff.

For a detailed description of preferred qualifications and a summary of significant opportunities, see .

The Search Committee will accept applications and nominations until an appointment is made; however, for best consideration, materials should be received prior to October 1, 2013 .

Applications should include a detailed letter of interest describing relevant experiences and interest in the position; curriculum vitae ; names of five references with titles, addresses, and telephone numbers. Applications will remain confidential until finalists are selected and agree to campus interviews.

All nominations and applications should be in MS Word® or PDF format and filed electronically and addressed to: Dr. John J. Yonker, Chair, Presidential Search Committee at: . Individuals who wish to confidentially nominate a candidate should submit a letter of nomination, including name, position, address, telephone number, and email address of the nominee.

The search is being assisted by Academic Search, Inc. Questions and/or requests for confidential discussion about this opportunity may be directed to Senior Consultants, Carrie B. Hauser, Ph.D. ( ) or Charles E. Kupchella, Ph.D ( ).

Columbia College is an equal opportunity institution.

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