The Board of Trustees and the Presidential Search Committee invite nominations for and expressions of interest in Culver-Stockton College’s 27th presidency. The search is being launched in response to President Kelly M. Thompson’s decision to retire as of June 30, 2020. The next president for Culver-Stockton College will benefit from President Thompson’s six successful years in this leadership role. Celebrating a rich history, academic excellence, an entrepreneurial and innovative approach to program development, sound resource stewardship, a strong sense of community, a culture of openness, and a spirit of optimism, Culver-Stockton’s next president will benefit from tangible institutional momentum.
Culver-Stockton College, located in Canton, Missouri on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River, was the first institution west of the Mississippi chartered to educate both women and men. Culver-Stockton College enrolls approximately 1,100 students from 38 states and territories and 20 countries. Just over 72 percent of the students hail from the tri-state area of Missouri, Illinois, and Iowa and approximately 48 percent are first-generation college attendees. This private, residential college lays claim to a rich liberal arts tradition coupled with an innovative curriculum geared to the needs of the modern learner. Affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), a welcoming faith recognized for its commitment to educational excellence and inclusion, Culver-Stockton provides students with a practical understanding of both life and vocation, as well as the core values and intellectual framework needed to pursue learning beyond the scope of their majors. Culver-Stockton has fully embraced experiential learning as its preferred pedagogy, and the College seeks to develop alumni who are self-motivated, leaders in their field, creative problem solvers, service oriented and life-long learners.
The Culver-Stockton College Presidential Search Committee will begin to evaluate applications immediately. Although applications will be welcomed until the time that a new president is selected, candidates should submit materials by November 1, 2019 to ensure fullest consideration. The new president is expected to begin work on July 1, 2020.
Applications should include a letter of candidacy that responds to the agenda for leadership and the desired attributes for a new president and a complete résumé or vita. All application materials will be considered in full confidence and should be submitted electronically to:
Ms. Julie E. Tea – Partner and Ms. Julie Williams-Krishnan - Senior Associate at Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, LP are partnering with Culver-Stockton College in this search. Nominators and prospective candidates are encouraged to contact them at PresidentC-SC@storbecksearch.com to arrange confidential conversations.
Culver-Stockton College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution and does not discriminate on the basis of the person’s race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, or any other classification protected by law in admission, employment, benefits, educational programs, or activities.