Utah Tech University Presidential Search Application Open, Position Overview

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Utah Tech University seeks a dynamic, visionary, forward-thinking, student-centric, and community-minded president to lead the institution into the next phase of its continued success. Utah Tech is an open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic university. The institution has enjoyed rapid growth over the past decade, including through significant program expansion, a transformative building campaign, enhanced infrastructure across its distinctively beautiful campus, an award-winning branding effort, dramatically increased student enrollment, expanded fundraising, and a name change that highlights its commitment to a broad comprehensive polytechnic mission.

The ideal candidate should have broad and progressively responsible leadership experience in a complex organization, particularly in higher education or related environments; possess a deep understanding and passion for higher education and its impact on regional and state development; demonstrate a collaborative, transparent, accountable, and approachable leadership style; and be a unifying team builder and team player who inspires trust, credibility, and confidence with stakeholders. A master’s degree is required, and a terminal degree is preferred.

Utah Tech University sits in the heart of Greater Zion — a world-renowned destination with more than 2,400 square miles of stunning views and unbeatable adventures. Utah Tech’s main campus is in St. George, Utah, with multiple satellite education centers in surrounding cities such as Hurricane, Hildale, and Panguitch.

A complete Search Profile with additional information about the University and the responsibilities of the position can be found above.

Nominations and Applications 

For full consideration, applications should be received by August 28, 2024

Candidates should provide the following:

  • Letter of interest addressing the experience and qualifications identified in the profile.
  • A curriculum vitae/resume.
  • Five professional references with email addresses and phone numbers provided (references will not be contacted without prior permission from the applicant).

Applications should be in PDF format and submitted through the AGB Search portal at: President – Utah Tech University  

Nominations and expressions of interest may be submitted to: UtahTechPresident@agbsearch.com 

AGB Search is assisting with this search. Nominators and prospective applicants may contact the search consultants for additional information:

Laura Woodworth-Ney, Ph.D. – Principal
laura.woodworth-ney@agbsearch.com / 208.589.8896

Kim R. Bobby, Ed.D. – Principal
kim.bobby@agbsearch.com / 253.861.7738

Tony E. Pace – Executive Search Consultant
tony.pace@agbsearch.com / 678.322.7171

Utah Tech University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer; the President and employees of the University are fully committed to Affirmative Action within its employment programs and activities. Utah Tech does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state or local law.

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