Presidential Search

Presidential Search

UIW graduate


The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW), a comprehensive Catholic university centered in San Antonio, Texas, invites inquiries, applications and nominations for the position of President.

The President is responsible for the oversight of the University of the Incarnate Word with multiple campuses, including three health-related professional schools and a School of Osteopathic Medicine whose inaugural class will begin July 2017. UIW also operates campuses in Irapuato, Mexico and Mexico City, Mexico, in addition to study centers in Heidelberg, Germany and Strasbourg, France. The University of the Incarnate Word manages two high schools, Incarnate Word High School and St. Anthony Catholic High School located in San Antonio.

Desired Presidential Attributes

The Presidential Search Committee seeks a proven leader who embraces, respects and can effectively articulate the mission of UIW as a Catholic institution committed to academic excellence, intellectual freedom, equality, tolerance, and the rights of all individuals. Preference will be given to a Catholic candidate with a terminal academic degree, but full consideration will be given to all who apply.

Other characteristics sought by the search committee include intellectual and professional  accomplishments consistent with an institution of higher education; impeccable integrity; a record of successful leadership, including participation in comprehensive fundraising activities; ability to manage a complex university environment, including an understanding of the international education environment; respect for shared governance; and willingness to engage in collaborative relationships with students and faculty; demonstrable record in promoting diversity and inclusion; strong external relations and community engagement; superb communication skills; well-developed fiscal and management skills; excellence in human relations; forthrightness in working with a Board; creative problem solving; and a positive, open, and affirming attitude that leads and inspires others.

Search Process and Timeline

Nominations, applications and inquiries may be sent in confidence. Full consideration will be given to applications received by March 10, 2017. Application materials, which should include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and full contact information of five references – who will not be contacted without permission – must be electronically submitted to the following email address:

Assisting in this search are Ann Die Hasselmo ( and Jessica Kozloff ( with Academic Search, Inc. Further information about UIW and the Presidential Search Process is available on this website through the links provided on this page, as well as in the presidential profile at

San Antonio

With a population of 1.5 million, San Antonio is a dynamic Texas metropolis that is the seventh largest city in the United States. It offers a rich mixture of cultural heritages derived from its Indigenous roots to the city’s settlement in 1718 by groups from many countries including Mexico, Spain, Germany, France and Ireland, to more recent arrivals from China and India.

San Antonio’s proximity to Mexico - a two-hour drive from the border - gives the city a distinct Hispanic flavor as well as a strategic location for unique opportunities in cultural and business exchanges with its southern neighbor.

Austin, the capital of Texas, is 70 miles north of San Antonio, while Corpus Christi, the gateway to Padre Island and home to the sixth-largest port in the U.S., is approximately 140 miles to the southeast.

UIW is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in employment, without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sex, gender, age, or religion (except in limited circumstances when religious preference is both permitted by law and deemed appropriate as a matter of University policy.)