Search for College's 12th president underway

Search for MC’s 12th president underway

The Board of Directors of Maryville College is pleased to announce the search for the 12th president of the College.  Expressions of interest in this distinctive opportunity for leadership are welcome, as are nominations. The search is launched in response to Dr. Tom Bogart’s decision to step down in June 2020 after a successful 10-year tenure. The College has benefited from Dr. Bogart’s prudent leadership, a period marked by fiscal stabilization, curricular expansion and innovation, facility upgrades, partnership creation, and the year-long celebration of the College’s Bicentennial (2019).

Maryville is a four-year, co-educational, liberal arts college accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and the National Association of Schools of Music.  It offers more than 50 majors and pre-professional programs to the 1,150 students who enroll annually from approximately 40 states and 30 countries.

For more than 200 years, the College has educated students to be giving citizens and gifted leaders, to study everything, so that they are prepared for anything — to address any problem, engage with any audience and launch successful careers right away. The Maryville College Works program integrates career preparation with the liberal arts, and its robust program of partnerships with local businesses and organizations provides students with a rich variety of opportunities for internships and other significant practical experiences.

Located on 263 acres in Maryville, Tennessee, between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the city of Knoxville, Maryville College offers students both the beauty of a rural setting and the advantages of an urban center. Blount County, of which Maryville is the county seat, is part of the Knoxville-Oak Ridge Innovation Valley initiative and is located in one of the most successful areas of economic development in the region. The College maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Division III sports are a vital force in campus life, with the College fielding 14 teams for women and men.

Maryville’s next president will be a vigorous and enthusiastic fundraiser, will increase Maryville’s enrollment and market position, advocate for the excellence of the Maryville experience and tirelessly support the vibrant college community. The next president will inherit a distinctive and inspiring institution in a dynamic and growing part of the country, an institution that transforms students’ lives. The Maryville presidency provides a significant opportunity for energetic and inspired leadership at a transformative institution of higher education. The leadership prospectus is available on the Maryville College website.

Dr. Katherine Haley of Haley Associates LLC is the executive search consultant assisting with this search. Nominators and prospective candidates and applicants may contact her at:  MaryvillePresident@ haleyassociates.net. For best consideration, submit application materials online by December 23, 2019. The president will be expected to assume office on July 1, 2020.

Materials should include a thorough letter of application which matches the candidate to the agenda/priorities for Maryville’s new president; a curriculum vitae; and an annotated list of 4-5 references, none of whom will be contacted until a later stage of the search and not without the permission of the candidate. All inquiries and applications will be received and evaluated in full confidence.

Maryville College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and, as such, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, ethnic or national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, or political beliefs in the provision of educational opportunities, employment or benefits.


Maryville College is a nationally-ranked institution of higher learning and one of America’s oldest colleges. For more than 200 years, we’ve educated students to be giving citizens and gifted leaders, to study everything, so that they are prepared for anything — to address any problem, engage with any audience and launch successful careers right away. Located in Maryville, Tennessee, between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the city of Knoxville, Maryville College offers nearly 1,200  students from around the world both the beauty of a rural setting and the advantages of an urban center, as well as more than 60 majors, seven pre-professional programs and career preparation from their first day on campus to their last. Today, our 10,000 alumni are living life strong of mind and brave of heart and are prepared, in the words of our Presbyterian founder, to “do good on the largest possible scale.”