The University of Southern Indiana (USI) invites applications and nominations for the position of President. USI is a modern, forward-looking, and constantly growing institution with a distinctive energy, momentum, and clarity of purpose that, coupled with the notable dedication, collegiality, and receptiveness to change of its faculty and staff, make the position of President at USI a unique opportunity. Working with the entire University community, the new president will have the opportunity to sustain and build upon a record of innovation and lead USI to even higher levels of excellence in teaching, scholarly achievements, community service, and national recognition.
Set on a beautiful 1,400-acre campus, USI is a Carnegie Foundation Community Engaged University located in Evansville, Indiana—supported by the local business community and a growing arts and entertainment culture. USI enrolls over 11,000 undergraduate, graduate, and dual credit students in more than 100 areas of study. A public higher education institution, USI boasts competitive and renowned programs through the College of Nursing and Health Professions, the Romain College of Business, the Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education, which includes a growing engineering program with a one-of-a-kind multi-million dollar Applied Engineering Center, and the College of Liberal Arts, which includes a nationally renowned Theatre Program with a state-of-the-art Performance Center. The University is home to a number of rapidly growing graduate programs with online offerings, and it provides study-abroad opportunities in more than 60 countries, while hosting international students from around the globe. USI offers continuing education and special programs to more than 16,000 participants annually. Additionally, USI is involved with Outreach and Engagement programs like Historic Southern Indiana and Historic New Harmony, and it mobilizes resources and entrepreneurship through its Center for Applied Research, downtown Innovation Pointe, Technology Commercialization Academy, and work with the I-69 Innovation Corridor.
A competitive member of NCAA Division II and the Great Lakes Valley Conference, USI offers 17 varsity intercollegiate men's and women's sports that boast numerous regional and national championships. The University is currently undergoing an approximately $66 million construction and renovation project that will offer a stunning 4,800-seat arena, athletic facilities and kinesiology and sport labs.
The President is the chief executive officer of the University and reports to the Board of Trustees. The next President must be a strategic and visionary thinker with a transparent, collaborative leadership style. He or she must be an articulate and inspiring communicator, a successful fundraiser, and a seasoned, responsible financial manager. Candidates should have: a strong record of intellectual and administrative accomplishments, preferably in a higher education setting; a broad understanding of liberal arts education and professional programs; the ability to embrace and foster diversity; and a keen appreciation for the values and traditions of the University of Southern Indiana. A terminal degree is strongly preferred, but not required.
The review of candidates will begin in December and will continue until the position is filled. Nominations, inquiries, and applications, including letter of interest and curriculum vitae, should be forwarded, in confidence, to: