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Presidential Search

The Carthage College Board of Trustees has launched a national search for the College’s 23rd President.

The new leader will succeed President Gregory S. Woodward, who will leave Carthage at the end of the 2016-17 academic year to assume the presidency at the University of Hartford in Connecticut. “It has been my honor and privilege to serve as the president of Carthage, and I am tremendously proud of what we have accomplished together over the past five years,” President Woodward stated.

The search for Carthage’s next President commences at a time of unprecedented prosperity at the College. Carthage has earned a national reputation for academic excellence, fueled by a deep trust in the transformative power of a liberal arts education. In fall of 2016, Carthage attained a record enrollment of 2,644 students, following the largest class of incoming students in the College’s history and many years of strong enrollment growth. Carthage has had operating surpluses for more than 30 years, and the College has invested more than $200 million in campus facilities since 1999. 

These accomplishments, coupled with an increased academic profile of incoming students, are the sign of a maturing institution that is elevating its prominence in the marketplace through a strong and unwavering vision of academic and co-curricular excellence. The next leader of Carthage will build on this momentum.

The Board of Trustees has selected the esteemed firm Myers McRae to lead the presidential search. Dr. David Gring, a senior vice president at Myers McRae, will serve as search consultant.

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