Dec. 21, 2021

Pittsburg State presidential search now accepting applications

(Topeka, Kan.) – The Pittsburg State presidential search committee is now accepting applications and nominations for the next president of Pittsburg State University.

The search committee expects an inspiring, approachable, leader of integrity. This individual must be a dynamic, politically astute, forward-thinking president who will be a forthright champion of the university. The president must embrace a genuine commitment to the university's core values – student-focused, excellence, "by doing learn," diversity, community, innovation, and sustainability. 

The new president will come to Pittsburg State University with knowledge of and experience in higher education issues and environments. The successful candidate must be able to balance academic and administrative excellence with the ability to be the voice and face of the university in the city, state, and the region. The president must work diligently to support a collaborative governance environment, using a consultative style with attentiveness to professional development for faculty and staff. The president will lend progressive guidance to a new strategic plan and will be an authentic collaborator who continually strives to improve the student experience.

Pittsburg State University’s new president must be an entrepreneurial, enterprising, empowering presence. As a staunch university advocate, the next president must nurture the close-knit, mutually cooperative relationship with the city of Pittsburg by building and maintaining diverse partnerships and collaborations for the well-being of the university, the community, the Board, the system, statewide interests, and the state of Kansas, as well as national and international partners.

For a complete list of attributes and characteristics sought in applicants and for information on how to apply or nominate a candidate, please visit

For more information, please contact Matt Keith at (785) 430-4237 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


About the Kansas Board of Regents
The nine-member Kansas Board of Regents is the governing board of the state’s six universities and the statewide coordinating board for the state’s 32 public higher education institutions (six state universities, one municipal university, nineteen community colleges, and six technical colleges). In addition, the Board administers the state’s student financial aid, adult education, high school equivalency, and career and technical education programs. Private proprietary schools and out-of-state institutions are authorized by the Kansas Board of Regents to operate in Kansas.