Founded in 1927 and renown for its cultural and academic diversity, the University of Bridgeport (UB) is a student-centered, career-focused, private university located in Bridgeport, Connecticut. We are seeking in our 10th President a dynamic, strategic, and transformational leader to usher in a future of sustainable growth, innovation, and impact. In addition to galvanizing the UB community around a distinctive course for the University’s future, our new President will be charged with attracting broad philanthropic support, building strong partnerships, enhancing student success, and furthering UB’s commitment to global education.
The President will be expected to champion the University of Bridgeport’s mission and serve as its persuasive and dynamic ambassador locally, nationally, and internationally.
With an operating budget of $100M, UB enrolls approximately 5,300 students across 14 schools, colleges, and institutes that offer 33 undergraduate programs and 31 graduate programs. Its 144 full-time and 373 part-time faculty members take great pride in preparing students for success in their careers from day one.
Growth has been strong in the health sciences, especially the newly established School of Nursing. The School of Engineering, a distinctive school for a university the size of UB with a vibrant research culture, offers two Ph.D. programs and a range of masters and bachelors programs. Schools of Arts and Sciences, Public and International Affairs, Education, Business, and Design have maintained strength through strong teaching and responsive programming. The faculty and academic leadership work together constructively to develop novel programs and curricula.
Situated on an expansive shoreline, recent campus renovations and acquisitions have solidified UB as an integral part of the City of Bridgeport. The University’s center in Waterbury plus growing online programs ensure that UB’s reach extends into the rest of the state and beyond. The University has a strong tradition of enrolling talented international undergraduate and graduate students.
The University of Bridgeport’s next President will bring a keen sense of the landscape of higher education and small private universities as well as an appreciation for delivering education in an urban setting. He or she will be an inspiring team builder, powerful communicator and fundraiser, collaborative problem-solver, and adroit fiscal manager. Candidates should possess a distinguished record of senior leadership experience and professional achievement in higher education or an equivalent level of responsibility in business, government, or not-for-profit enterprises. A sophisticated sense of the opportunities and challenges facing regional, private universities and a passion for their purposes are essential.
Isaacson, Miller has been retained to assist the University of Bridgeport in this recruitment. All inquiries, nominations, and applications should be directed to Sheryl Ash or Lionel Anderson at www.imsearch.com/6350 .