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College President

Mount Saint Mary College (the Mount) invites nominations and applications for the position of President. Founded by the Sisters of Saint Dominic in the beautiful Hudson Valley region of New York State in 1959, Mount Saint Mary College has been an academic presence in Newburgh since 1883. The college’s roots in education, and in the training of educators, go even further back to the 13th century and Saint Dominic. Today, the heart of the 800-year-old Dominican tradition is continued at Mount Saint Mary College in the fulfillment of the college’s motto, Doce me Veritatem, or “Teach me the truth.”

Recognized as an institution that provides many first-generation college students a rigorous, four-year liberal arts education that prepares them for leadership and service, Mount Saint Mary College also offers professional preparation for students, training them to pursue, acquire, and lead in their chosen careers. The Mount has historically served a traditional undergraduate population. Of its approximately 2,600 current students, close to 1,800 are traditional students. Among this population, approximately 1,650 are full-time and 130 are part-time. The college also serves approximately 400 accelerated (adult) and 350 graduate students.

Mount Saint Mary College undergraduate students can choose from 19 academic majors with 47 undergraduate programs leading to a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. Masters degrees are offered in Education, Nursing, and Business. One of the college’s distinguishing characteristics is a dedicated faculty committed to excellence in the classroom. Mount Saint Mary College was ranked a Top-Tier Regional University (North) by U.S. News & World Report, and is on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

Mount Saint Mary College seeks an engaged, visionary, and entrepreneurial leader who is fully committed to academic excellence, strategic and budgetary planning, financial rigor, technological advancement, and exceptional program and mission delivery. The new President will ensure that the College’s most important resources, its faculty, staff, students, and programs, continue to thrive and contribute to the prosperity of the community. The President will embrace the Dominican tradition and the values of Catholic higher education, and will articulate a clear and strategic vision for the college in the coming era. He or she will have a unique opportunity to enhance awareness, understanding, and support of the Mount among key external audiences and to continue building relationships with the Dominican community, donors and alumni, as well as local, regional, national and international constituents. Candidates should be well versed in the current landscape of higher education with demonstrated experience in managing enrollment, retention, and marketing strategies. The successful candidate will present experience with undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, a distinguished record of teaching, scholarship, and service, and possess proven financial acumen. A terminal degree is preferred.

Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, has been retained to assist in the recruitment of the next president. Applications, nominations, and inquiries should be directed in confidence to the firm as indicated at the end of this document. Confidential inquiries, nominations, referrals and résumés with cover letters should be sent in confidence to: Denise Gaffney, Vice President and Leslie McCarthy, Associate at Isaacson, Miller, 263 Summer Street, 7th Floor, Boston, MA 02210, 5016@im Electronic submission of materials is strongly preferred.

Mount Saint Mary College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and proudly values diversity.


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Superintendent of Catholic Schools, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston

Centered in one of the world’s great cities and spread across 144 communities in eastern Massachusetts, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston is an ethnically diverse and spiritually enriching faith community, consisting of numerous parishes, a social service outreach that assists more than 200,000 persons each year, and a network of high-performing Catholic schools that are educating more than 46,000 students in 120 elementary and secondary schools.

The schools of the Archdiocese offer an education that combines academic excellence and Catholic faith formation to ensure lifelong learning and the development of responsible and compassionate citizens. Cardinal O’Malley supports the pursuit of new approaches to organize, fund and manage Catholic education across the Archdiocese.  He has declared the revitalization and reinvigoration of Catholic education throughout the Archdiocese as a top priority, committing resources towards a creative and energetic approach to address the issues facing Catholic schools.

The new Superintendent will inherit an organization well-positioned for achievement and success, in large part due to the work of his/her predecessor, as well as the energy and enthusiasm of a supportive local community. S/he will benefit from new organizational structures that will more readily meet the human and financial needs of the schools going forward. With successful academy models in Dorchester, Brockton, Lawrence, and Quincy serving as proof points, and the encouragement of the Archdiocesan leadership to continue to think creatively about change, RCAB is ready to continue further implementation of the strategic plan.

Therefore, the Archdiocese of Boston seeks a gifted leader with the gravitas and the credibility to lead and represent its Catholic schools with integrity, a track record of building success and driving change, and a commitment to Catholic education, service, and social justice. The next Superintendent of Catholic Schools will be a practicing Catholic with demonstrated experience leading and transforming large, distributed and decentralized organizations, including non-profits. S/he will be a proven change agent with a strategic orientation and vision, as well as a sophisticated leader, skilled at fostering collaboration, building alliances among diverse stakeholders, and developing and stewarding a rich network of productive relationships. For a full description of this role and directions for application, visit

TO APPLY: The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. Applications should consist of a letter of interest and a current résumé. Applications or inquiries about the position should be directed to: Monisha Lozier, Partner; Leslie Nair, Associate Partner;  Bellwether Education Partners;