Oglethorpe Presidential Search
We are currently conducting a search for Oglethorpe’s 17th president.
Founded in 1835, Oglethorpe University is Atlanta’s only co-educational small private college, home to more than 1385 eclectic and engaged students from 33 states and 31 countries.
In April, Oglethorpe’s 16th president, Dr. Lawrence M. Schall, announced that he will step down, effective June 30, 2020. Schall has served since 2005 and is currently the longest-serving sitting college or university president in Georgia.
Oglethorpe University has retained Diversified Search to assist in this recruitment. Confidential inquiries, nominations, referrals, and expressions of interest (cover letter, CV, and the names of five references) should be directed electronically to: OUPresidency@divsearch.com
January 21, 2020
Semi-finalist interviews scheduled
The Presidential Search Committee (PSC) has reached an important milestone in the search for Oglethorpe’s next leader. A select group of 9 semi-finalists have been invited to interview, in person, with the PSC this month. These conversations will give high priority to the areas of interest voiced by all of you. From these interviews, the […]Read
October 8, 2019
Prospectus/ Position Description Available
Diversified Search and the Presidential Search Committee have published the Position Description for the Position of President of Oglethorpe University.Read
August 22, 2019
Press Release: Search Committee Named, Search Firm Selected
Oglethorpe University Presidential Search Committee Named, Search Firm Selected ATLANTA – Oglethorpe University is launching the search for its seventeenth president, who will lead the institution following the fifteen-year tenure of Dr. Lawrence M. Schall. Board of Trustees Chair Timothy P. Tassopoulos ’81 has named a search committee comprised of trustees, faculty, staff, student, and […]Read