Carthage College in Wisconsin

Date Posted February 14, 2017
Employment Type Full-time


The Board of Trustees of Carthage College, a four-year, private college of the liberal arts and sciences, has launched a national search for the College’s 23rd President. The search commences at a time of unprecedented prosperity at the College.

Founded in 1847, the vibrant Carthage College community includes 2,600 full-time undergraduate students and 400 part-time students. The campus — a beautiful 80-acre arboretum on the shore of Lake Michigan — has a prime location in Kenosha, Wisconsin, midway between Chicago and Milwaukee. The College combines an environment of reflection and self-discovery with a culture of high expectation so students uncover and ignite their true potential.

Offering undergraduate and graduate programs in more than 50 areas of study, Carthage has earned a national reputation for academic excellence. The College consistently ranks as a national leader for short-term study abroad experiences. In 2016, Carthage was named a top producer of Fulbright Fellows by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Carthage has had operating surpluses for more than 30 years, with an operating budget of $118 million and an endowment just over $100 million. The College has invested more than $200 million in campus facilities since 1999.

The Carthage experience extends beyond the classroom. The College fields 24 NCAA Division III teams, with most competing in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin.

While affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Carthage welcomes students, faculty, and staff of all faiths and challenges students to develop a strong moral and intellectual compass.

The Presidential Opportunity - Carthage seeks a visionary leader, strategic thinker, and lifetime learner who inspires excellence in others and leads a life of sincere integrity. The President will bring exceptional administrative experience, strong character, and a commitment to the ideals of liberal arts education in the context of the needs of contemporary society. The President will hold advanced degrees and/or have successful experiences in senior executive/academic positions that support preparation to lead Carthage.

Complete information is available in the Search Profile at
For best consideration, submit application materials by April 10, 2017.

It is the policy of Carthage College to provide equal opportunities and reasonable accommodations to all persons regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.

David M. Gring, Ph.D., Senior Vice President
Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting



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