University of Louisville - President

KY, Louisville

The Board of Trustees of the University of Louisville (UofL) is requesting nominations and applications for the position of President, and we encourage your personal interest here as well.

The University of Louisville was founded in 1798 and was one of the first universities chartered West of the Allegheny Mountains. The University enrolls over 22,500 students (approximately 16,000 undergraduates and 6,000 graduates), employs more than 7,000 faculty and staff and has an annual operating budget of more than $1.3 billion. The University has approximately 150,000 living alumni.

The University is a state supported research university located in Kentucky’s largest metropolitan area. The University has three campuses. The 287-acre Belknap Campus is three miles from downtown Louisville and houses eight of the University’s 12 colleges and schools. The Health Sciences Center is situated in downtown Louisville’s medical complex and houses the University’s health related programs and the University of Louisville Hospital. The 243-acre Shelby Campus is located in Eastern Jefferson County.

A number of the University’s academic programs are nationally prominent and its Health Sciences Center is widely recognized as a pioneer in artificial heart transplant surgery, hand transplantation and research programs in neurology, melanoma and spinal cord injury. The University has a rich and storied tradition in intercollegiate athletics and is a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).

Reporting directly to the Board of Trustees, the President is the chief executive officer of the University and is responsible for its effective strategic administration. The University seeks a President who is a proven leader and visionary who can inspire the university community. The next President will have impeccable integrity, extraordinary management abilities, a clear understanding of the mission of a major metropolitan research university with a significant health sciences component and a passion for educating and preparing students for successful lives and careers. A Ph.D. or other terminal degree is strongly preferred. In lieu of a terminal degree, candidates should have a demonstrated record of successful executive leadership, credentials and/or experience sufficient to warrant the respect and complete confidence of the full academic community.

WittKieffer is assisting the University of Louisville in this search. Confidential inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Review of applications will begin in Fall of 2022 with the goal of announcing the new president in late-Spring 2023. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by September 1, 2022. Candidates should provide a resume or curriculum vitae and a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the Leadership Profile. These materials should be submitted using the buttons below.

The search process provides confidentiality to all candidates throughout its entirety. 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 the UofL’s consultants at WittKieffer: John K. Thornburgh, Ryan Crawford and Sandra Chu at: ULouisvillePresident@wittkieffer.com

The University of Louisville is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, age, religion, sex, disability, color, sexual orientation, national origin or veteran status.