Saint Martin’s University (SMU), a university nationally ranked for its commitment to student access and success, seeks its 11th President to take the University to its next level of financial security and academic prominence through strategic vision; transparent servant leadership; continuous revenue generation; and the passionate articulation of its Catholic Benedictine mission, vision, and values.
Located in Lacey, Washington, SMU is an inclusive community of learners and thinkers, rooted in tradition and inspired toward progress that seeks to serve and promote the common good. The University welcomes students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds, and many more students at its extended campus at nearby Joint Base Lewis-McChord. With an enrollment of approximately 1,400 undergraduates and 240 graduate students, SMU offers 30 majors, 12 master’s programs, one doctorate program and five certificate programs, spanning the arts and sciences, business, counseling, education, engineering, nursing, and leadership. Informed by the Catholic intellectual tradition and guided by its Benedictine values, Saint Martin’s has an obligation to educate the next generation of leaders to be mindful citizens of the world who can exhibit wisdom and compassion in thought and through action.
Following back-to-back years of record-breaking recruitment classes and fundraising, as well as a recent successful seventh-year accreditation visit, SMU is poised for significant growth and continued success in the coming decade in the areas of academic programming, institutional fundraising, and strategic community partnerships. Strategic opportunities for Saint Martin’s 11th President include:
- Build upon the Benedictine values of hospitality, listening and community to ensure a campus climate of communication, transparency, mutual respect for shared governance, and collegiality.
- Reaffirm and strengthen the University’s commitment to a diverse student body, in particular its first-generation students, students of color, international students, veterans, and active-duty military.
- Uphold the University as a welcoming and inclusive community in which to learn, work, and educate.
To ensure full consideration, completed applications are due by November 19, 2021. The search page, which includes the Executive Search Profile and application and nomination links, is located at https://rhperry.com/SMUPresident.
RH Perry & Associates, a national executive search firm, is assisting Saint Martin’s University in this search. All confidential communications may be directed to our search team: Mr. Matthew Kilcoyne, Managing Partner, and Dr. Sue DeWine, Senior Consultant, at SMUPresident@rhperry.com.