Gwynedd Mercy University

Presidential Search

Gwynedd Mercy University is searching for its sixth president. In June 2016, Kathleen Owens, PhD, announced her plan to step down as president of Gwynedd Mercy University on June 30, 2017 after 15 years of dedicated service marked by growth and positive change.

Gwynedd Mercy University’s Board of Trustees with the assistance of a Presidential Search Committee has begun the important task of choosing the next president.

Presidential Search Process

This webpage will keep you informed about the various elements of the search process.

Since President Owens’ announcement in June 2016, the Board of Trustees has assembled a Presidential Search Committee and engaged Diversified Search, an executive search firm to lead the process. Through a series of open forums, small group conversations and one-on-one meetings with a broad cross-section of the University community, they gathered input about the characteristics and requirements for the University’s next president in order to create a detailed position description.

A competitive search is now fully underway, and Diversified Search is accepting nominations and applications for this position.

View Gwynedd Mercy University’s Presidential Search advertisement.

Read the full position description for President of Gwynedd Mercy University.