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Presidential Search

The Board of Trustees of Montclair State University is conducting a search for the University’s next president, who will succeed Dr. Susan A. Cole when she retires in July 2021 after 23 years of extraordinary service.

The Board has appointed a search committee to assist in screening candidates and to recommend finalists and has engaged WittKieffer Executive Search to assist in recruitment.

The Leadership Profile (PDF) describes the opportunity and the qualifications and attributes the Board desires in the next president, and provides detailed information about the University.

Nominations, applications and inquiries may be directed in confidence to Montclair State’s consultants at WittKieffer: John K. Thornburgh, Robin Mamlet and Alejandra Gillette-Teran at

Questions about the search process may be directed to

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