Goucher College seeks a strategic, collaborative, and creative leader to serve as its next vice president, dean of students. This is an exceptional opportunity for a high-performing leader to join a new and evolving college leadership team, strengthen Goucher’s student affairs division, and enhance the visibility and capabilities of a premier institution.
Goucher serves approximately 1,300 undergraduate students and 800 graduate students with 30 different majors, a 10-to-1 student-faculty ratio, and opportunities for students to compete in 20 NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports. In addition, Goucher offers professional certificates in several areas, as well as a renowned post-baccalaureate pre-medical program. Goucher’s coursework reflects the core values of a liberal arts education: proficiency in English composition and languages, solid foundations in history, abstract reasoning, scientific discovery and experimentation, problem-solving, social structures, and environmental sustainability.
A highlight of Goucher’s unique liberal arts curriculum is the requirement that all undergraduates must study abroad at least once before graduation — the first college in the nation to make such a bold move in promoting the importance of a global education for today’s students. The 2019 edition of the Princeton Review ranked Goucher as the #1 “Best college for study abroad in America.” In 2019, U.S. News & World Report ranked Goucher the 11th “Most Innovative School,” and one of the “best liberal arts colleges in the nation,” and in 2018 The Chronicle of Higher Education recognized Goucher as a top producer of Fulbright fellows. Goucher is also one of only 40 institutions profiled in Colleges That Change Lives because of its commitment to social justice.