Manchester University invites nominations and applications for theposition of President. Manchester is an independent, coeducationalinstitution rooted in the liberal arts and sciences as well as thetraditions and values of the Church of the Brethren, an historicpeace church. The University is emerging as a regional powerhousein Northeast Indiana, enrolling 1,300 students from 21 states andfour countries on two campuses, approximately 900 in NorthManchester and 400 in Fort Wayne.
Since its founding in 1889, Manchester has prepared graduates toserve humanity through
a broad range of academic programs. Until the past decade, it wasprimarily an undergraduate
institution located on a single campus in North Manchester,Indiana. In 2012, Manchester built a
second campus in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where it launched a Doctor ofPharmacy program. Manchester is home to the world's first peacestudies major (1948) and the nation's first master's inpharmacogenomics (2016). Recently launched programs include digitalmedia arts, nursing, nutrition and nutrigenomics, and physicaltherapy. A planned $20 million expansion of Manchester UniversityFort Wayne will support current and future health scienceprograms.
Manchester's more than 70 academic programs are offered across fourcolleges, including the College of Business, the College ofPharmacy, Natural and Health Sciences, the College of Education andSocial Sciences, and the College of Arts and Humanities. It is wellknown for its undergraduate programs in accounting and business,the natural sciences, psychology, exercise science and fitness, andpeace studies. Emerging and growing programs include sportmanagement, digital media, nursing, and criminology. TheUniversity's undergraduate programs are located primarily in NorthManchester, Indiana, where 76 percent of the students live on the120-acre campus. The Doctor of Pharmacy program and Doctor ofPhysical Therapy program, as well as the Athletic Training andPharmacogenomics master's programs are on the Fort Wayne campus.Nursing courses are offered on both campuses. Several programsoffer completely or nearly completely online options, includingpharmacogenomics and pharmacy.
The University is seeking an innovative and passionate champion ofliberal arts and sciences and professional education who embracesthe distinctive history, ethos, and mission of ManchesterUniversity. The next president will lead the University throughrapid institutional change and a still evolving two-campus culture;inspire optimism and rally faculty, staff, alumni, donors, andcommunity members to the shared work of building an exciting futurefor Manchester University.
The Manchester University Presidential Search Committee is beingassisted by Academic Search. Applications, nominations, andexpressions of interest may be submitted in confidence to ManchesterPresident@academicsearch.org.For more information about the opportunity, institution,qualifications, and application process, please download the fullposition profile from the Academic Search website. Whensubmitting a nomination, please include the nominee's name andcontact information. Applications must include a curriculum vitaeand a substantive cover letter that addresses the expectationsdiscussed in the leadership agenda. For full consideration,applications must be received byFebruary 20, 2023. Confidentialconversations about this opportunity may be arranged by contactingStuart Dorsey orDave Haist, Chair of theManchester University Presidential Search Committee.