The University of Tampa - President
The University of Tampa seeks an accomplished and forward-looking leader to serve as its next president for a campus that enjoys both a rich legacy of excellence and a strong foundation on which to build future success.
For 90 years, The University of Tampa (UT) has been committed to providing exceptional learning experiences in a global context. The University is ideally situated on a beautiful 110-acre, residentially-based campus alongside the Hillsborough River, adjacent to Tampa’s dynamic downtown business district, which is a growing, vibrant and diverse metropolitan area. UT reflects this vibrancy with a distinguished faculty of 830; a talented student body of 10,600 undergraduate, graduate and professional students drawn from all 50 states and most of the world’s countries; a committed staff of 900; and top tier rankings in U.S. News & World Report, Forbes and The Princeton Review.
A highly attractive destination for students seeking a distinctive, top-quality education that includes easy access to internships, community service and outstanding recreational opportunities, UT has benefitted from singular leadership, experiencing several decades of remarkable program development, capital campaign success and enrollment growth. UT’s four-college model – the College of Arts and Letters; Sykes College of Business; College of Natural and Health Sciences; and College of Social Sciences, Mathematics and Education – has helped the University retain its small-school ambience and scholarly connections throughout a rapidly-evolving and ever-stronger institutional trajectory.
Building on this impressive platform, UT’s 11th president will imagine, develop and implement a bold vision for the future of the University, building upon its successes and securing its place as an institution of national and global impact and reach. Doing so will require innovative, energetic leadership in partnership with a committed and highly supportive board and a campus community that is eager to help cement that future. The new president must have a passion for higher education, a strong understanding of academic and scholarly excellence and the ability to motivate people to action, inspire engagement, build collaboration and develop potential. Doing so will require all the traits of great leadership including a sound grasp of and proven, successful experience in organizational finances, branding, institutional partnership-building and external relations. Previous successful experience in fundraising is strongly preferred.
All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as two separate documents, a CV or resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in the leadership profile. WittKieffer is assisting The University of Tampa in this search. Review of materials has begun and will continue until an appointment is made. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by Sept. 25.
Application materials should be submitted to WittKieffer’s candidate portal using the buttons below.
Nominations and inquiries can be directed to:
Robin Mamlet, Amy Crutchfield and Ashlee Winters Musser
The University of Tampa embraces diversity in its many forms, including but not limited to sex, race, color, national origin, disability, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, military or veteran status, marital status, genetic information, ethnicity, religion, spiritual belief, geographic origin, socio-economic status, language, political beliefs, and first-generation status. UT seeks to enhance the diversity of its students, faculty and staff in the belief that doing so contributes to a more impactful learning environment for everyone in the UT community.