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Southern Arkansas University begins national search for president

MAGNOLIA, AR (03/08/2024) The national search for the next leader of Southern Arkansas University is officially underway. SAU just released the presidential position profile, official position announcement, and presidential search webpage. The profile outlines the qualifications, characteristics, and expectations of leadership for candidates interested in assuming the presidency of SAU.

The presidential profile is available on the University’s website, where interested candidates may learn more about the opportunity and the qualifications sought by the search committee. Public information regarding the search, including a timeline for the search activities, the presidential profile, and search committee members is also available. This website also allows community members and University supporters to nominate candidates.

Search committee members have worked diligently to launch this national recruitment effort to attract an impressive and diverse pool of applicants. “We are all excited to move forward with the SAU presidential search process,” said Monty Harrington, SAU Board of Trustees member and committee chair. “We look forward to engaging with candidates that share the SAU spirit of student success and our commitment to serving the needs of our region and beyond.”

Applications for the presidential position are currently being accepted with a best consideration date of April 1, 2024. For information regarding the presidential profile and search process, please visit

Southern Arkansas University provides students with the complete college experience in a caring environment of service, innovation, and community. With more than 100 degrees in four distinct colleges and the School of Graduate Studies, SAU initiates new degree programs to fit the needs of career and professional trends of today.


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