The National Catholic Review


St. Norbert College

St. Norbert College is a higher education success story. Over the past decade, the college has
generated significant gains in virtually every metric — enrollment, endowment value,
fundraising outcomes, balance sheet, and multiple national rankings. The college has
successfully completed an ambitious comprehensive campaign, has completely renovated both
a science facility and a student center, has almost doubled its annual budget, has increased
diversity across its community, and has enhanced its relationships with its host community.
Perhaps most importantly, the college has accomplished all of these things while both
augmenting its academic program — particularly by housing a new Medical College of Wisconsin
campus on the St. Norbert campus — and keeping its discount rate laudably low.
To build on this momentum and to lead the college to even greater levels of success, St.
Norbert seeks a president, only the eighth in its 118-year history.
St. Norbert College is the only institution in the world to combine the liberal arts, Catholic, and
Norbertine traditions. At its center is the Norbertine concept of communio, which is a profound,
deeply held commitment to one another. The college also emphasizes Vatican II values of
collegiality (working together as equals) and solidarity (being one with others). Located on the
banks of the Fox River just a few miles from historic Green Bay, Wisconsin, St. Norbert is a
classic institution in the liberal arts tradition with selected, outstanding professional programs.
With 136 full-time faculty members teaching 2,100 students in a residential environment, St.
Norbert has a long and successful history and bold aspirations for its future.
Critical to attaining these aspirations is a president who will personify the institution and will
advocate its cause to internal and external constituencies. To this end, he or she will be a
Catholic who will both support and participate in the college's Catholic, Norbertine, and liberal
arts traditions. The president will be an exceptional communicator and fundraiser with the
experience and skill as a leader of an academic enterprise necessary to envision great things for
the college and to turn those visions into reality. The president will also possess an earned
terminal degree and the significant intelligence, intellectual curiosity, and scholarly mien
necessary to command the respect of the campus and external communities.
St. Norbert College has much left to do, and its next president will have the opportunity to
make a significant and lasting impact on this institution on the move. For more information on
this opportunity, including a full Leadership Profile, please visit
Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. For fullest consideration, applicant
materials should be received by September 2, 2016. Candidates should provide a curriculum
vitae, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in
the leadership profile, and the names and contact information of five references. Candidate
confidentiality will be respected and references will not be contacted without prior knowledge
and approval of candidates. Inquiries and application materials should be sent via email to the
college’s consultants, Dennis M. Barden and Elizabeth K. Bohan of Witt/Kieffer, at Questions may also be directed to the consultants
through the office of Laurie Adams at 630-575- 6152.
St. Norbert College values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of
age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
veteran status or any other status protected by law.