The Search for Sewanee's 17th Vice-Chancellor and President

On Aug. 27, 2019, John McCardell announced that he will step down as Sewanee's vice-chancellor and president in July 2020. Over the last 10 years, the University of the South has experienced an unrivaled period of success. Sewanee has enjoyed record applications to the College, growth in the School of Theology, and increasing recognition as a leading national liberal arts university.

The University will close its current fundraising campaign in 2020, having eclipsed the original $250 million goal ahead of schedule. Additionally, the University has restored Sewanee’s long commitment to meeting 100% of the demonstrated financial need of admitted students, furthering the goal of keeping the cost of a top-quality college education more affordable and predictable.

For its 17th vice-chancellor and president, Sewanee seeks a bold, inspired leader whose professional experiences and personal values align with Sewanee’s community-oriented ethos.

Board of Trustees Elects next Vice-Chancellor

Reuben E. Brigety II, dean of the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University and former U.S. ambassador to the African Union, has been elected by the Board of Trustees as the University’s 17th vice-chancellor.

Position Description and Posting

The University of the South has initiated a search for its 17th vice-chancellor and president and invites nominations and applications for this position.

News & Updates

Follow the progress of the search for Sewanee's 17th vice-chancellor and president.

Search Committee

The Vice-Chancellor and President Search Committee consists of 17 members drawn from across the extended Sewanee community. It is led by Chair Joe DeLozier and Vice Chair Margaret McLarty.

Nominations & Comments

Please provide your comments, nominations, or feedback via email. Your submission will be sent directly to the search consultants and treated as confidential. Information will be shared with the committee in an aggregate, anonymous format.

Search Firm

Storbeck Search & Associates specializes in higher education executive recruitment for colleges and universities, with additional practices in independent school and nonprofit recruitment.

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