Manchester University has launched a nationwide search for its next president, to succeed current President Dave McFadden, who announced his retirement in October. The 21-person search committee says it anticipates recommending the next president to the board of trustees next spring.
“This is an exciting and important time for Manchester, as we search for our next president and continue to live into our new strategic plan,” said John Gilmore, chair of the Board of Trustees. “We are committed to finding the right person to continue Manchester’s tradition of excellence in teaching in the liberal arts and sciences, preparing our students for meaningful work and service upon graduation.”
McFadden will retire June 30, after nearly 30 years with Manchester, including nine as president. Manchester has campuses in North Manchester and Fort Wayne, serving 1,300 students from 21 states and four countries.
The university is accepting applications until February 1.