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The Opportunity

Statue of St. Columba on the quad.

Iona College, a private, comprehensive Catholic college founded in 1940 by the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers will celebrate its 80th year in 2020. With a diverse and welcoming community, Iona invites applications and nominations for the position of College President to follow the successful presidency of Dr. Joseph Nyre who becomes President of Seton Hall University on August 1, 2019.

The Ninth President of Iona College will join an institution on the rise. With the recent launch of the Hynes Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, the appointment of a nationally recognized Provost, groundbreaking for the new LaPenta School of Business, new academic programs, growth of the endowment to nearly $150 million, and funding for newly endowed positions, there is an exciting momentum at Iona and an ideal leadership opportunity for its next president.

Located on a charming, nearly 45-acre campus approximately five miles north of New York City in suburban Westchester County, New York, Iona offers nearly 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students an intimate academic environment, dedicated faculty and the experience of a Division I athletics program. Iona offers nearly 50 undergraduate programs, more than 30 minors, and over 40 graduate programs. Its enhanced academic standing is evident from the many national accreditations the College has earned in business, computer science, education, mass communication, school psychology (graduate), marriage and family therapy (graduate), chemistry and social work, making Iona a highly accredited college.

The Ninth President of Iona will lead and inspire a talented faculty and staff supported by a dedicated Board of Trustees who have set the tone for an institution that values hard work, collaboration and communication.

For more information regarding a nomination or an expression of personal interest in this position, please see the section titled “Procedure for Candidacy.”

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