Message from the Presidential Search Committee Chair
Dear Members of the Cabrini Community,
As Chair of the Presidential Search Committee, I wanted to give you a periodic update on our search process. I am pleased to report that the search is going well, with robust interest in the role and involvement and input from the Cabrini community.
This input has been immensely helpful as we think about the criteria by which we are seeking and evaluating potential candidates. We welcome this continued involvement from the community, as our process is ongoing.
In order to attract the most qualified and compelling set of candidates, the search still requires confidentiality at these early stages. With guidance from our retained search firm, Korn/Ferry International, the committee is now recruiting and evaluating a preliminary slate of candidates.
That process, while ongoing, is tracking as we would have hoped. Our expectation remains to bring a slate of finalists to campus in early 2014 to meet with a variety of stakeholder groups. However, in a search of this nature, there is always the possibility of the search taking longer than expected. We will look forward to keeping you updated if it appears our timeline will extend.
We appreciate your involvement, support and understanding of our process, and we look forward to bringing this search to a successful appointment next year.
Tom Nerney Chair, Board of Trustees Nov. 20, 2013
Cabrini College invites nominations and applications for its Presidency.
Job Description - Cabrini College President PDF
Founded in 1957 by the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (MSC), Cabrini is a residential Catholic college in Radnor, Pennsylvania, that challenges minds, educates hearts, and develops leaders.
Cabrini serves 2,800 men and women in undergraduate and graduate liberal arts and sciences and professional studies programs. The College boasts an accomplished faculty and staff, engaged alumni and students, and state-of-the-art facilities for science, education, technology, communications and health-related curricula.
Cabrini offers small classes, a 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio, and a highly committed faculty that mentors students to success.
Directly accountable to the Board of Trustees, the President is the chief executive officer responsible for executive management of all operations of Cabrini.
The College enjoys a strong reputation and high level of student satisfaction. Over several recent years, 95% percent of undergraduates were employed or in graduate school 10 months after graduation.
The President will have the exciting opportunity to ensure that Cabrini continues to serve its students, its alumni and the broader community through its mission and its commitment to academic excellence.
Along with his/her Cabinet, the President will be responsible for thinking holistically about Cabrini, its unique value proposition and mission fulfillment, and for designing and executing a plan to allow the College to thrive while operating efficiently.
Cabrini College's next President will be an experienced and successful leader who will possess the skills necessary to effectively address the disruption occurring in higher education. In particular, s/he will have the ability to articulate a vision and possess both an operational aptitude and a distinguished record of executive leadership.
Compelling candidates may come from either academia or the corporate/not-for-profit realms, and will value Catholic higher education and be able to advance the mission and values of Cabrini College in a way that is faithful to the Catholic intellectual tradition and the principles of Catholic Social Teaching.
Screening of candidates will begin immediately. Complete application packets should include a formal letter of interest and a CV/résumé.
Cabrini College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (AA/EOE).
Search Firm – Korn/Ferry The firm of Korn/Ferry International, a leader in executive searches in higher education, will facilitate the search.