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					C   arroll College, a private residential college of approximately 1450 undergraduates situated
    at the base of the Rocky Mountains in Helena, Montana is seeking its 15th president, to
assume office on July 1, 2012.

Carroll defines itself as a community of learners, offering both liberal arts and pre-professional
majors. Inspired by Catholic values and traditions, the College’s stated goal is to prepare students
for both enlightenment and vocation. Carroll further seeks to integrate learning that takes place
both inside and outside of the classroom with the goal of preparing students to become leaders for
a life of service to the global community. Carroll enjoys a reputation throughout the West for
excellence in academics, athletics, co-curricular activities and service. Carroll students, faculty,
staff, parents, alumni and friends
consider it a special place, often
speaking of "the Carroll family”
and celebrating the College’s
spirit and vitality. The College
prides itself on being open to a
diversity of people and thought.

Founded in 1909 in the Catholic
intellectual tradition by Bishop
John Patrick Carroll and one of
only seven Diocesan Colleges in
the United States, Carroll nurtures
spirituality, compassion and                                                                      	
generosity and puts social
teachings into action. The College intentionally welcomes students of all faiths as well as those
who do not embrace a religious faith.

For the much of the last decade, Carroll has been guided by its four strategic priorities:

       •   Academic excellence

       •   Student engagement

       •   Spiritual vitality

       •   Financial stewardship

                                             THE STUDENTS
                                             Given the decline in the number of college-age students
                                             in Montana and the College’s interest in become more
                                             geographically diverse, Carroll has been enrolling
                                             increasing numbers of students from outside the state. For
                                             example, 54 percent of the incoming freshmen in 2010
                                             were from states other than Montana. Approximately fifty
                                             percent are Catholic. The average GPA of incoming
                                             students is 3.5. Their average ACT score is 25 and their
                                             average SAT score in math and critical reading is 1110.
                                             The percentages of male and female students are 43
                                             percent and 57 percent respectively. The average class
                                             size is 16, and the student to faculty ratio is 13:1. More
                                             than 70 percent of classes enroll fewer than 20 students.
                                             Approximately 2/3 of students live on campus. First and
                                             second year students are required to live on campus.
                                             Upper class students may choose to live off campus
                                             although apartment style housing is available on campus
                                             for juniors and seniors.

Carroll students are bright, engaged and serious about their studies. They have high praise for the
faculty, for the staff and for campus ministry. They go on to professional and graduate programs
at institutions such as Baylor, Carnegie Mellon, Colorado, Columbia, Creighton, Denver,
Emerson, Idaho, M.I.T., Montana, Montana State, North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Northwestern,
Notre Dame, Oregon Health and Sciences, , Southern California, Texas, Tulane, Wake Forest,
Washington and Washington State. Carroll’s premed students enjoy an 84 percent acceptance rate
to medical school (compared to national average of about 50 percent). Carroll students applying
to dental school and to graduate programs in civil engineering enjoy a 100 percent acceptance
rate. Carroll’s overall pass rate on the Fundamentals of
Engineering exam is above 90 percent, compared to
the national pass rate of about 75 percent. For the last
decade Carroll students have finished in the 90th
percentile in the latest Senior Comprehensive Exam in
Biology, competing with approximately 31,000
students from 425 institutions. The first-time pass rate
on the CPA exam for business students is three times
the national average. Ninety percent of Carroll nursing
graduates pass their professional examinations on the
first try. The nursing department’s training laboratory
is one of the premier facilities of its kind in the

Carroll students are actively engaged in athletics, co-
curricular activities, campus ministry services, and
experiential learning. They regularly participate in
internships in Helena businesses, hospitals, non-
profits, area TV stations, environmental groups and                                             	
state government offices. Moreover, approximately 80
percent of students participate in some form of community service and are committed to social
justice nationally and internationally. For example, civil engineering students in the College’s
Engineers without Borders built a water purification facility in Queretaro, Mexico and are
designing improvements to a school and rural water system in Guatemala. Nursing students
regularly visit Swaziland to assist parish nurses there coping with the AIDS epidemic. Biology

and nursing students over Christmas took supplies to villagers in rural Mali. Students participate
in the Carroll-created environmental lobbying group, the SAVE Foundation. Graduates join the
Peace Corps and AmeriCorps.

Post-graduation surveys support that employers find Carroll graduates to be excellent employees,
demonstrating proficient technical and communication skills and a strong sense of values.

Carroll has the lowest student loan default rate in Montana and one of the lowest in the United

                                                    Carroll introduced an ROTC program in 2001,
                                                    which currently enrolls 23 students (13 men and
                                                    10 women) whose scholarships include tuition,
                                                    fees, books and a monthly stipend. Carroll
                                                    provides campus room and board to scholarship

                                                   THE FACULTY
                                                   Carroll faculty members are accomplished
                                                   teachers, deeply committed to their students.
   They are also productive scholars and artists,
                                                   and they are generous in their service to the
College and the wider local, national and international communities. Their accomplishments take
a variety of forms: presentations, panels, workshops, and publications; poetry; documentary
productions; works of art, photography, and exhibits; music and musical compositions; and
performances and theater productions.

Carroll faculty travel to and engage in research in this country and abroad, deliver invited lectures
and present at national and international conferences. During the 2010 calendar year, Carroll
faculty visited such countries as China, England, Guatemala, India, Israel, Italy, Korea, Mali,
Niger, the Republic of Singapore, Scotland and Turkey.

Faculty members accompany students to
conferences to give presentations and include
students in their publications. They engage
students in undergraduate research and service
learning project, such as fostering connections
with American Indian groups in the region.
Members of the Carroll faculty continue to
participate actively in program development,
scholarly societies, consulting, grant writing,
and board memberships.

Carroll faculty members also contribute
throughout the state of Montana, the region,
the nation and the world. They often organize                                                         	
lectures, panels, films and art exhibits that are
open to the public, bringing thousands of area citizens to campus. They give interviews to the
local media on matters of interest, lecture at other colleges and universities and give presentations
to various civic groups. They serve on non-profit boards, serve as volunteers for the local schools,
the public library and the Helena Special Olympics. They provide consulting services to
community organizations. Carroll faculty also have done and do the following:

       • Participate in the Montana Migrant Clinic and the Seasonal Farm Workers Clinic as a
          registered Nurse

       • Administer and teach in GEAR UP, a statewide program running summer camps for

       • Coach a “MathCounts” team at a
          local middle school with faculty
          and students from the tribal

       • With family members in1996
          founded and have served on the
          board of St. Andrew School: A
          Classical School in the Catholic

       • Host an annual local speech tournament for high schools in Montana and Idaho

       • Serve on museum boards

       • Serve on governmental boards and task forces such as the Governor’s quality Assurance
          Council for Developmental Disabilities and the State Cardiovascular Disease/Obesity
          Prevention Task Force

       • Serve as President of the Board of the Montana Independent Living Project, a non-profit
          dedicated to help those with disabilities lead independent and autonomous lives.

       • Participate in the non-profit Immigration West

       • Give educational presentations for the US Army and the Montana National Guard

       • Organize fundraisers and lectures for Compassion Tanzania, a local NGO which drills
          wells in Tanzania.

                                                  FACULTY GRANTS AND AWARDS
                                                  The College is enhanced by the many grants
                                                  received by Carroll faculty to support their
                                                  research and creative activities. Thirteen current
                                                  members of the 82 full-time faculty have won
                                                  Fulbright scholarships and professorships. In
                                                  recent years, faculty members have also
                                                  received grants from the Mellon Foundation, the
                                                  National Endowment for the Arts, the National
   Endowment for the Humanities, the National
                                                  Science Foundation, the National Institutes of
Health, the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention, the U.S. Forest Service and Helena National Forest Service, the Grey
Towers Heritage Association, the National Institute of Health through Montana INBRE, the
Murdock Charitable trust, The National Science Foundation, Youth Connections, the Bacchus
Network, and Sigma Theta Tau. In the 2010 calendar year, faculty members were awarded
$615,841.00 in outside funding.

Faculty members lead education abroad and services programs to places such as the Amazon,
Belize, India, Ireland, Italy, France, Mali, Guatemala, Mexico and several countries in Africa.
Carroll students also participate in study abroad programs in 53 countries through the
International Student Exchange Program (ISEP). They are eligible for direct academic year
exchanges at Kumamoto Gakuen University in Montana’s sister-state of Kumamoto, Japan and at
the Université de Caen Basse Normandie in France. Carroll is affiliated with the American
Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS), AustraLearn and International Studies Abroad (ISA).

Carroll offers more than 40 different
majors, the most popular of which are
biology, nursing, business
administration, psychology and
elementary education. In response to
the nationwide need for healthcare
professionals, Carroll has added a
health science major in to prepare
students to pursue graduate programs
in physical therapy and physician
assistance. Specifically, over the last
several years, the College approved
new majors in biochemistry/molecular
biology, community health, health
science, engineering mechanics and
civil engineering-environmental                                                                   	
emphasis. Last spring, Carroll
expanded its human-animal bond minor into a new major, anthrozoology, which explores the
relationship between humans and animals, giving students foundational information regarding
theory, research and services applicable to human-animal bonding through both hands on and
experiential learning. In addition the college sponsors pre-professional programs in dentistry, law,
medicine, optometry, pharmacy, seminary and veterinary medicine.

Carroll students can enroll in the Engineering 3-2 Dual Degree program, earning a BA in
mathematics from Carroll and a BS in engineering from Columbia University, Gonzaga or the
University of Southern California. The Engineering 4-2 Graduate Program provides civil
engineering and applied mathematics students the opportunity to enroll in Master of Science
programs at institutions like M.I.T., Notre Dame and Columbia.

Carroll’s CORE requires all students to take courses in math, history, fine arts, natural science,
social science, literature, philosophy, and theology, along with overlapping requirements such as
"writing intensive" courses and courses labeled as "national diversity" or "global diversity"
courses. The Core also requires a one-semester Alpha Seminar for all first year students. The
Alpha Seminar introduces students to Carroll’s Catholic Liberal Arts mission and seeks to
connect to the college community. The course has an academic emphasis, incorporating readings
from a variety of disciplines; Alpha instructors are also students’ academic advisors for the first

The Honors Scholars Program explores classical masterworks of science, philosophy, literature,
history and politics building toward a capstone honors thesis. Honors students regularly
incorporate service projects into their studies and take advantages of various arts opportunities.


Carroll students take advantage of the College’s rich array of co-curricular activities. Student
Government is active. The more than forty campus clubs and organizations seek to develop
student leadership skills and an interest in volunteering that will positively impact their life during
and after college. These activities include Art, Theatre and Astronomy clubs, Rock Climbing and
Outdoor Adventure groups, such academic specialty organizations as Philosophy, Psychology,
Sociology, political groups and organizations promoting Environmental Activism and Recycling
(SAVE), Social Equality (GSA, Gay-Straight Alliance), Social Justice (SJS), International
Students (OASIS) and Public Service (FACES). Students also serve on residence hall councils,
become reporters for the campus newspaper, submit prose and poetry to Carroll’s literary
magazine, and participate in the sports fan club and the pep band. Theatre students produce two
main stage and two children’s productions annually as well as student-directed showcases and
special performances. Students create films for the Charlie’s Film Festival.

Carroll students distinguish themselves in
regional national competitions. For example,
the Talking Saints forensics team has won an
unbroken 21-year streak of the Northwest
Forensics Conference regional titles,
competing against both other liberal arts
colleges such as Whitman, Reed and Puget
Sound and such large universities as
Washington, Washington State, Oregon and
Oregon State. The team additionally has been
ranked in the top 20 nationally for 14
consecutive years, winning the national
championship in 1999. Two students placed in the world’s top one percent in the 2010
international math-modeling contest analyzing the effects of garbage on the oceanic ecosystem.
Science students annually participate in the Murdock Symposium for Undergraduate Research.
Carroll students also won the top prize in 2003 and 2006.

The College sponsors concerts, dances, lecture series, international food festivals and a major
spring softball tournament. It hosts monthly free ice skating and broom hockey nights after the
local Helena Ice Arena hockey games, free bowling nights, free movie nights and free coffee
nights with musical entertainment both on and off campus. Carroll Unplugged performances and
Piano Night showcases Carroll talent for the entire community. The performing arts department
typically produces four plays each academic year for the entire campus and Helena communities.
                                The campus observatory is open several days each month for
                                astronomical viewing through the large-aperture telescope.

                             CAMPUS MINISTRY
                             Campus Ministry is especially active and seeks to serve both
                             Catholic and non-Catholic students. Religious retreats, scripture
                             study and Masses are available daily for interested students,
                             including Sunday Night Mass often attended by 400 people.
                             Campus Ministry also offers fellowship opportunities, service
                             trips during the fall and spring breaks enabling students to help the
                             needy in inner-cities across the nation), pilgrimages, a peer
                             ministry program and Bible studies. The twice-yearly Search
                             retreats, which are a time for reflection, are extremely popular.
                             Campus Ministry also serves as the College's connection to the
   Diocese of Helena and to the Bishop of the Diocese of Helena.
Each semester, Campus Ministry sponsors a question-and-answer session for Carroll students

with Bishop George Leo Thomas at a local coffee shop. Carroll College students report
having more opportunities to participate in activities to enhance spirituality (worship, meditation,
prayer, etc.) than do students at similar institutions. For example, 41 percent of first-year Carroll
students report that they participated in such activities "often" or "very often" compared to 32%
of students at similar institutions, as did 37 percent of Carroll seniors compared to 31% of
students at similar institutions.

As a member of the Frontier Conference
of the National Association for
Intercollegiate Athletics, Division I
Carroll offers thirteen intercollegiate
athletic sports to students: football,
women’s volleyball, women’s soccer,
men’s and women’s basketball, men’s
and women’s golf, men’s and women’s
cross country and men and women’s
indoor and outdoor track. The College
competes against Eastern Oregon
University, Lewis-Clark State College,                                                           	
Montana State University-Northern, Montana Tech, Rocky Mountain College, University of
Great Falls, University of Montana-Western and Westminster College. The 2012-13 season will
see the addition of Dickinson State University for all sports and Southern Oregon University for
football only. Additional teams may be added as well as the expansion process continues.

Approximately 27% of Carroll students participate in intercollegiate athletics. The College
provides athletic scholarships in all varsity sports, varying from sport to sport.
Carroll’s student-athletes have enjoyed tremendous success, both on the fields and courts and in
the classroom. For example, the Frontier Conference named Carroll College as the winner of the
2010-2011 George Bandy Memorial All-Sports Trophy for the second straight year and the third
time in the last four years. The Bandy Award is presented each year to the Frontier Conference
school that accumulates the most points, based on the league finish is each conference sport.
Carroll’s football team has won six national NAIA championships in the last nine years and is the
first NAIA team to win four national championships in a row. The 2010-11 season included first
place conference finishes by the Carroll football, women's soccer, women’s cross country and
men’s basketball. All of Carroll's intercollegiate sports teams finished in the top half of the
Conference standings. Carroll’s student-athletes also distinguish themselves academically. For
instance, in the 2009-10 academic year, all 13 Carroll teams were named NAIA All-Scholar
                                                    Teams for achieving a cumulative grade point
                                                    average above a 3.0. In addition, Carroll led the
                                                    Frontier Conference in all-academic selections,
                                                    athletic selections and academic All-America

                                                 THE LIBRARY
                                                 The Corette Library provides access to
                                                 electronic databases and thousands of electronic
                                                 periodicals and print periodicals, and 90,000
                                                 monographs. The library also features
   conference and study rooms,
                                                 classrooms, computers, printers, scanners,
photocopiers, and a microfilm/microfiche reader/printer. The Library cooperates with libraries
throughout Montana to purchase information collectively and facilitate the free exchange of

information through interlibrary loan (ILL).

The 64 acre Carroll campus is
stunningly beautiful and an easy
walk to downtown Helena.
Montana’s state capital, Helena is
home to about 35,000 people.
Another 25,000 people live in the
adjacent valley. Helena, which is
often referred to as “One of the
Best Little Art Towns in the
West,” has a vibrant arts, cultural
and recreational life. The city
features restaurants, art galleries,
shopping, espresso cafes, music,                                                                	
theatres, the Holter Museum of
Modern Art, the world renowned Archie A. Bray Foundation for Ceramic Arts and the Myrna
Loy Center, which provides Carroll students discounted tickets to movies and to world-class
theatre, dance, and musical productions. The Helena Civic Center, also just a few blocks from the
College, brings in ballet, plays and symphonies. The Montana Historical Society displays fine art,
historical, archaeological, and ethnological artifacts that relate to Montana and the adjoining
geographic region. Helena also hosts the Montana Shakespeare Company, jazz festivals, rodeos,
sled dog races, micro-brew reviews and a host of other public events.

                                                      Members of the campus community take
                                                      advantage of the College’s proximity to a wide
                                                      range of outdoor activities. For hikers and
                                                      mountain bikers, the trailheads of Mount
                                                      Helena are approximately a ten-minute walk
                                                      from campus. Additional hiking is available
                                                      within a thirty-minute drive in the Gates of the
                                                      Mountains, Grizzly Gulch and South Hills.
                                                      Indeed, there are millions of acres of state and
                                                      national forest, numerous streams and several
   large recreation lakes surrounding Helena.
                                                      Opportunities for rock climbing, downhill and
cross-country skiing, snowboarding, fly-fishing, whitewater rafting, canoeing, kayaking, water
skiing, and backcountry camping are available within a 30-60 minute drive. Helena is an hour
drive to Butte, a 1.5 hour drive to Great Falls, Bozeman and Missoula, and a 3.5 hour drive to
Yellowstone Park, Glacier Park and Billings.

The weather in Helena is usually clear, sunny and dry. The average annual snowfall is 47.5
inches, and snow is on the ground on average 61 days per year.

Through a careful use of resources, Carroll has enjoyed financial stability for many years. In
2011, the College successfully completed its Learn-Serve-Lead Centennial Campaign, raising $34
million in cash, pledges and estate intentions, $4 million over the original goal. Its endowment as
of March 31, 2011 was $25.4 million. Total debt on that date was $15.9 million. During FY 2011
Carroll raised close to $4.7 million, nearly $3 million of which was dedicated to the annual fund.
By board policy, the College may use for operating purposes five percent of the three-year
average of the market values of the general endowment funds at the end of the fiscal year.

Carroll’s tuition is relatively low in comparison with the small private colleges with which it
competes for students. Tuition for 2011-12 will be $24,648. Room and board is $7,950 and fees
(technology, activity and health) come to $550. Ninety-five percent of Carroll students receive
some form of financial aid with Carroll awarding merit scholarships in addition to need-based

In February 2011, The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities reaffirmed Carroll's
accreditation, based on the results of the college's 2010 Year-Seven Evaluation. The College was
commended for its willingness to be a part of a pilot process regarding the new set of standards
and accreditation process and particularly for demonstrating a comprehensive commitment to and
understanding of planning. The faculty and staff of Carroll College were commended for their
student-centered, welcoming support for students, focused on student success.

Carroll College has recently undertaken a number of initiatives to position it for future success.
The successful three-year Centennial Campaign resulted not only in immediate and pledged
contributions, but also in a much more expansive database of College alumni and friends. A
2007-2010 Optimal Enrollment Project provided valuable information and resources that continue
to be deployed for enhanced recruitment, retention, and program development. The
reaccreditation process similarly provided important information.

In addition, the College has in recent years modernized its information systems. For example, a
$2 million 2007 Title III Grant, “Enabling Assessment and Planning for Student Success,”
infused the College with new personnel and technology to help integrate data, planning and
budgeting processes. As a result, Carroll has moved to a more comprehensive, systematic and
data-driven planning and assessment process at all levels of the college. The grant also enabled
the College to replace a sixteen-year-old administrative software system with Colleague, a
Datatel product. The installation included an online Portal, providing the college with an Intranet

During the last decade, Carroll completed significant building and improvement projects with
funding from operations, debt, and/or contributions. These include the following new facilities:
the Fortin Science Center, Trinity Hall (a 204-bed apartment style suite residence for juniors and
seniors), the 4800-seat Nelson Stadium and a civil engineering laboratory building. With funding
from the Wiegand Foundation, the College has created the E.L. Wiegand Undergraduate
Research Center in support of Carroll’s new degree program in biochemistry/molecular biology.
More than 90% of classroom and lab spaces were updated with the latest technology. The College
also completed the following renovation projects: the Wiegand Amphitheater, science labs (with
support from the Murdock Foundation), residence hall lounges and common areas, the nursing

                                                    lab and classrooms, the PE Center egress, the career
                                                    center and the library roof. To support and guide
                                                    continued campus improvements, the Board of
                                                    Trustees recently approved a long-range Master
                                                    Planning vision, which reflects the mission and
                                                    goals of the College, integrates academics,
                                                    enrollment, athletics, and co-curricular planning
                                                    efforts, and presents a timeline with associated
                                                    projected costs.

                                               In 2008-09, the College implemented an energy
                                               conservation program. With Johnson Controls as a
partner, and $2.8 million in tax-exempt revenue bond funding, the College replaced aging,
inefficient boilers, improved water and electrical use, and reduced the cost of natural gas in a
program that will pay for itself over 15 years. Carroll takes pride in the work of the Green Team,
a Carroll College committee including students, faculty, staff and alumni, focusing on
environmental responsibility.

Like most colleges and universities, Carroll College faces challenges that will need to be
addressed under the leadership of its new President. A number of these challenges relate to
admissions and retention, such as:

       •   In 2007, Carroll adopted the goal of increasing student headcount by approximately 400
           students to a total of 1750-1800 students. Enrollment has, however, increased only five
           percent since then. The plan has been modified in light of the impact of the 2008 and
           2009 economic downturn on potential enrollments. Carroll’s goal now is to achieve
           incremental, sustained growth through new student enrollment and retention of first-year
           and transfer students.

       •   The College, like many colleges and universities since 2008, has been concerned about
           its increasing financial aid discount (which was 47.8
           percent, the highest in the College’s history, for the
           2010-11 academic year).

       •   Although Carroll has in recent years been recruiting
           greater numbers of students beyond Montana,
           particularly in Idaho, Washington, Oregon, it is
           considering intensifying its efforts in Colorado,
           Nevada, New Mexico, Arizona, California, the
           Dakotas and Minnesota. The question of whether
           Carroll should seek to position itself as a more broadly
           regional Catholic college needs to be addressed.                                    	
       •   Carroll is now making improving retention and graduation rates a priority. The 2010
           freshmen-sophomore year retention was 82 percent, an impressive ten percent increase in
           the last five years. The College is now focusing as well on sophomore-junior retention in
           order to improve graduation rates. Carroll’s most recent six-year graduation rate was 64
           percent. Although this rate lags behind the 71 percent of Carroll’s peer institution
           nationally, it is significantly stronger than Montana institutions (for whom the six-year
           graduation rate is 36 percent) and somewhat stronger than other Diocesan colleges (for
           whom the six-year graduation rate is 61 percent).

                                              Carroll has several other challenges. Although the
                                              College has made progress in increasing faculty and
                                              staff compensation, continuing to do so remains an
                                              important goal. Despite its investment in the physical
                                              plant, Carroll does not have sufficient funds to address
                                              all maintenance and technology needs. A number of
                                              buildings need significant renovations. The academic
                                              programs would benefit from more cutting-edge
   instructional technology. The library too needs
additional support. Alumni giving too needs attention. Although 51 percent of alumni have at
some point made a gift to Carroll, although 26 percent have given in the last five years and
although nearly forty percent of the cash and pledges for the campaign came from alumni, alumni
participation has declined from 14.7 percent in 2005-06 to 11.25 percent in 2009-10. Tuition-
dependent, Carroll recognizes that significantly increasing the size of the endowment is a priority.
Carroll’s location, beautiful as it is, nevertheless has made diversifying its student body, its staff
and its faculty difficult.

Carroll is looking to its next president to articulate a vision for advancing the College based on
conversations with the campus community and the board about Carroll’s strategic imperatives, as
well as a thorough assessment of the college’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and
challenges. The president will also bring a set of experiences and market perspectives that will
help to inform analyses of strategic alternatives and environmental scans and benchmarking about
what is happening at peer and aspirant institutions.

Carroll has also undertaken a project on program
prioritization. A committee of elected faculty and staff
members, led by the academic vice president, has reported its
conclusions about possible administrative and academic
efficiencies. Although the committee has done a great deal of
thoughtful work, the College will not implement
recommendations that affect mission or institutional direction
during this year of presidential transition. Indeed, the campus
awaits the leadership of the new president in this important

Carroll also is beginning to lay the groundwork for its next
comprehensive campaign, understanding that it will be the                                         	
next president’s responsibility to recommend to the board the
key fundraising goals and the size of the campaign.

In short, Carroll is looking to its next president to provide leadership in addressing the following
strategic issues:

       •   Carroll’s “right size”

       •   Tuition and financial aid levels

       •   Carroll’s optimal market for student recruitment

       •   Positioning Carroll as a regional or perhaps even a national Catholic college

       •   Retention

       •   The balance and interplay between the liberal
           arts and pre-professional programs

       •   The nature of the core curriculum

       •   Refining and articulating Carroll’s Catholic

       •   The funding of athletics and whether Carroll
           remains with NAIA or moves to NCAA,
           Division III

       •   The size, scope and goals of the next
           fundraising campaign

    All constituencies seek a president who has the
following characteristics:

       •   Exhibits exceptional leadership and                                                              	
           communication skills

       •   Is a good listener who values collaboration

       •   Is insightful enough to create a compelling vision for the entire institution that builds on
           Carroll’s strengths and its core values

       •   Makes data-informed decisions based on mission and not merely the bottom line

       •   Has a track record of making decisions in a timely way

       •   Has experience leading strategic planning and then effectively implementing those plans

                                                                 •   Has the experience and/or
                                                                     capability of becoming an
                                                                     exceptionally effective fundraiser

                                                                 •   Is able to tell the Carroll story in
                                                                     ways that inspire and invigorate
                                                                     the campus community,
                                                                     prospective students, parents,
                                                                     alumni, trustees and the broader
         external community

       •   Has the ability, interest and energy to connect to the College alumni who have not been
           involved in Carroll

       •   Has the ability to find the right balance between her or his critical external
           responsibilities such as fundraising, connecting with alumni and positioning Carroll as a
           more broadly regional college and being “present” on campus, interacting regularly and
           effectively with students, faculty and staff

         •   Values a sense of campus community and will therefore integrate rather than fragment
             the campus in order to create a sense of community and shared purpose

         •   Understands the need to continue to address questions of faculty and staff compensation,
             which reportedly are low compared to benchmarks

         •   Has a track record of delegating responsibility and giving authority to those with whom
             he/she works

Carroll’s next president must also be a practicing Catholic and hold a terminal degree in his or her

Review of candidates will begin immediately. Submissions received by October 15, 2011 will be
assured of full consideration, but the search will remain open until a president is appointed.
Applications should include a cover letter that addresses the issues described in this profile, a
résumé or curriculum vitae and a list of five references (including email and phone contact
information and a sentence about the references’ relationship with the candidate). Nominations
and expressions of interest will be treated in confidence. Applications and nominations
(preferably in MS Word) should be sent to:


More information about Carroll College can be found on its web site: and

Carroll College is being assisted by:

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       Carroll College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that encourages diversity and invites women
                             and members of underrepresented groups to apply.


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