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Exploring the College Presidency

Since 2020, college/university presidents are leaving office and retiring at an unprecedented rate. The need for qualified people to lead colleges and universities is more pressing than ever. Exploring the College Presidency is an intensive three-day program hosted by Endicott College introducing participants to the necessary knowledge and skills they will need to become a college/university president. Past participants have included provosts, vice presidents, deans, and other higher education leaders. We have decided to expand the offering to corporate leaders with transitional skill sets who are interested in the college presidency.Exploring the College Presidency

Candidates currently in the higher education industry need to be nominated by their college/university president for the program. Candidates applying outside of the higher education industry can self-nominate for the program.

Candidate application for higher education applicants

Candidate application for corporate applicants

Download and complete the above application and email both the completed application and your resume to amorrison@endicott.edu. The deadline for applications is Friday, March 31. The cost to attend the program is $450, which covers room cost, meals, and program attendance.  

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Exploring the College Presidency?

    Since the pandemic, college/university presidents are leaving office and retiring at an unprecedented rate.  The need for qualified people to lead America’s colleges and universities is more pressing than ever. Exploring the College Presidency is an intensive three-day program introducing participants to the necessary skills and responsibilities they will need in order to succeed as college/university president. 

    Past participants have included provosts, vice presidents, deans, and other higher education leaders. We have decided to expand the offering to corporate leaders with transitional skill sets who are interested in the college presidency. 

  • When will the program be held?
    Exploring the College Presidency will be held from Sunday, June 11, 2023 to Tuesday, June 13, 2023. 
  • Where is the program held?

    The Wylie Center & Tupper Manor at Endicott College, 295 Hale Street, Beverly, MA 01915. 

  • Who can attend?
    Anyone seriously considering becoming a college/university president within the next three to five years. Those currently working in higher education must be nominated by their president. Interested corporate candidates may apply directly to the program.
  • What topics will be covered in the program?
    Topics will include, but are not limited to: finance, fundraising, student affairs, and the presidential search process.
  • How much does the program cost?
     The cost to attend the program is $450, which covers room cost, meals, and program attendance.  
  • When will I know if I am selected for the program?
    Selection announcements will be made in April. 
  • When are nominations/applications due?
    The deadline for applications is Friday, March 31, 2023. 

For any/all additional questions, please email amorrison@endicott.edu.