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Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania - President

Harrisburg, PA

Job Description

The Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP) invites applications, nominations and expressions of interest in the position of President.

AICUP is the only statewide organization that serves exclusively the interests of private higher education within the Commonwealth and exists to complement and support the work of campus leaders in advocating for independent higher education. In addition to its public policy formulation, analysis and advocacy, AICUP provides its 90 member institutions with numerous collaborative opportunities and provides external groups with a single point of contact for all of independent higher education in the Commonwealth.  

Independent college and universities in Pennsylvania enroll almost 300,000 students and as one of the state’s top employers provides jobs for almost 72,000 Pennsylvania residents. The AICUP president plays a crucial role in garnering ongoing public appreciation and resources for its members and their students. This role will provide the following areas of personal and professional fulfillment to AICUP’s next leader:

  • Serve as the leader of a highly respected and effective education advocacy organization.
  • Directly contribute to the ability of Pennsylvania’s independent colleges and universities to positively impact their students and communities.
  • Regularly interact with highly diverse mix of institutions and their intellectually dynamic leaders.

We are seeking higher education leaders in Pennsylvania who are skilled and experienced in university administration, advocacy and/or government relations, and who can convey a passion for AICUP’s mission. Expressions of interest, nominations or inquiries can be sent to John Thornburgh, consultant to the search, at



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