In April of 2021, President Linda Schott, Ph.D., announced that she will retire by the end of the calendar year. The Board is greatly appreciative of President Schott’s many contributions to SOU since August of 2016 and will continue to build upon this progress for the university.
The Board of Trustees is now seeking a new president who will advance the vision, mission, and values of SOU and shape the future of the institution as it moves forward into its next phase.
In May 2021, a diverse, 18-member Presidential Search Committee was appointed and includes a broad range of university stakeholders including students, faculty, staff, alumni, community members and trustees. Chaired by the board’s vice chair, Daniel Santos, the committee will work with the board and Parker Executive Search to identify the most highly qualified candidates for the board’s and the campus’ consideration.
Over the coming months, the Presidential Search Committee will work to ensure that its presidential selection process is as inclusive and transparent as possible. To that end, this website has been designed to communicate with the SOU community and beyond as we achieve each milestone in the search process.
If you support SOU’s vision, mission, and values and have interest in the position, we encourage prospective applicants and individuals who wish to nominate candidates, to take the next step!
We appreciate your interest in the 2021 Presidential Search of Southern Oregon University.
Daniel Santos Vice Chair, Board of Trustees and
Chair, Presidential Search Committee