Presidential Search

Welcome to the Southern Vermont College Presidential Search site.

Southern Vermont College seeks an energetic, visionary and resourceful leader to articulate and advance a shared vision for the future of our exceptional liberal arts college.

The SVC Board of Trustees has established a trustee-based Presidential Search Committee and an Advisory Committee comprised of faculty and staff to assist in the process of identifying a successor to President Karen Gross, who has announced her intention to step down from her position as SVC’s President at the end of September, 2014. With the help of executive search firm Archer-Martin Associates, we have solicited input from the Southern Vermont College community and are now conducting a comprehensive and rigorous search for a new leader.

To maintain the integrity of the process, Search Committee members agreed at the outset that their work would be maintained in strict confidence and that they would not disclose information to others on- or off- campus about the search process, about particular candidates or about the deliberative process that was employed. This will allow candidates to trust that the privacy of their respective applications would be protected.

We ask that direct nominations and expressions of interest be forwarded to me, Ira Wagner, Committee Chair at

Thank you,
Ira Wagner, ’83
Trustee and Chair, Presidential Search Committee