The National Catholic Review

President

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 www.wittkieffer.com.
 
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
 
StNorbertPresident@wittkieffer.com. 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.