Presidential Search

Join us as we document our search process for Emerson College's 13th President.

Our Next President

Building upon the growth and success of Emerson’s academic leadership position, the next President will find myriad opportunities for Emerson to continue its current rise.

Follow along on Emerson Today for all updates regarding our presidential search:

Recent Updates

Presidential Search Update (September 23, 2022)

The search committee reports significant progress and remains on track to name our new leader by early 2023.

Presidential Search Update (May 24, 2022)

The Board of Trustees has relaunched the search for Emerson College’s next president.

Presidential Search Update (February 14, 2022)

The search committee has paused the search and Interim President Gilligan tenure is extended through June 2023.


A full version of the Presidential Search Prospectus is available for interested candidates.

Review Prospectus

Application Process

For best consideration, please send all nominations and applications to:

Spencer Stuart
EmersonPresident [at] SpencerStuart.comtitle="Email Spencer Stuart"

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion are core values for Emerson College. The successful candidate must have the ability to work effectively with faculty, students, and staff from diverse backgrounds. Members of historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Emerson College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that encourages diversity in its workplace.