Presidential Search Process

The Presidential Search Committee will engage the St. Thomas community in shaping the search for the next president of the University of St. Thomas. The community will be updated throughout these five main phases of the search process.


Beginning in May 2022, input into the qualities we seek in our next president will be gathered through a series of in-person and Zoom conversations with trustees, students, faculty, staff, alumni and other key partners. Through these discussions, search committee members will hear what kind of leader our community desires to lead the University of St. Thomas. Input from surveys will also be gathered. A student advisory committee will provide feedback to the search committee as well.


Once the search committee collects the thoughts from the St. Thomas community, it will work to distill what was heard. Based on this feedback, the committee will develop a presidential profile that will outline the priorities, qualities and qualifications for the position. The search committee hopes to finalize this document in June.

Searching and Recruiting

Once the presidential profile is created, the committee will begin actively seeking candidates. The search committee will invite the campus community to provide nominations and recommendations of prospective candidates. Additional information on the nomination process will be provided as the search progresses.


After reviewing application materials, the search committee will interview top candidates. The search committee is targeting interviews in Fall 2022 and will recommend final candidates to the Board of Trustees.

Announcing and Introducing

Once the Board of Trustees has found the candidate that it believes will best lead and serve the university, it will announce and introduce the next president to the St. Thomas community.