Point Park University - President

PA, Pittsburgh

The Board of Trustees of Point Park University in Pittsburgh invites nominations and applications for the position of president. The successful candidate will succeed Dr. Paul Hennigan, who will retire in July, 2021 after 15 years of distinguished service. Under President Hennigan’s leadership, Point Park’s programs, campus facilities, resources and reputation have been significantly enhanced and its possibilities expanded.

Founded in 1933 as a small business training college, Point Park today is a dynamic, urban university with a strong liberal arts tradition, and serves a student population focused on career-oriented and professional education. Located in the heart of Downtown Pittsburgh, Point Park enrolls approximately 4,000 full- and part-time students in 77 undergraduate programs, 17 master’s programs and three doctoral programs offered through its School of Arts and Sciences, Rowland School of Business, School of Education, School of Communication, Conservatory of Performing Arts and Department of Community Engagement. The university embraces a diverse population of traditional and non-traditional students and offers online instruction.

Point Park is seeking an experienced leader with the vision and leadership qualities to continue the institution’s transformation and optimize its commitment to student success and its surrounding community. The highly qualified and dedicated faculty and staff are proud of Point Park’s accomplishments in providing students with strong academic and life experiences, and look forward to partnering with the new president in further extending that mission.

The new president will express a passion for the mission of higher education in an urban setting and understand the important social and economic roles it plays in its community. The president will articulate the institution’s mission and values, serve as a persuasive advocate for the university at the local and state levels, and lead efforts to raise new resources from the university’s many constituents.

Confidential inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Review of applications will begin in January 2021 with the goal of announcing in new president in mid-Spring 2021. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by January 15, 2021. Candidates should provide a resume or curriculum vitae and a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in this Leadership Profile. These materials should be sent through the WK candidate portal using the buttons below.

The entire search process provides confidentiality to all candidates. References will not be contacted until after first round interviews and not without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. Questions or nominations can be directed to Point Park’s consultants at WittKieffer: John K. Thornburgh and Ryan Crawford at PointParkPresident@wittkieffer.com.

Point Park University is an equal opportunity employer.