Apply to be the next MSUM President

Information on how to apply or get information about the Minnesota State University Moorhead presidential search.

About MSU Moorhead

Located in Moorhead, Minnesota, MSUM delivers a distinctive student experience that fosters imagination, celebrates curiosity, expects critical thinking, and withholds judgment. We encourage students to push their boundaries and unfollow convention. Our graduates learn to question the status quo, are challenged by visionary professors, and emerge energized in their learning and convictions. We create this nurturing exploratory environment that is uniquely distinctive through our strategic priorities.

  • Academic Distinctiveness
  • Equity and Inclusion
  • Community Engagement

MSUM’s mission, vision and values are enduring and unwavering, guiding all that we do. By providing a distinctive student experience focused on our strategic priorities, MSUM strives to fulfill our purpose of transforming lives. From the time MSU Moorhead was known as the Moorhead Normal School, Dragons showed grit, humility and heart—our core values that are enduring throughout time. MSUM is committed to the Minnesota State system of colleges and universities top priority of Equity 2030: eliminating educational equity gaps for underserved students by the year 2030.

Learn more about this opportunity or how to make a nomination.

Read the Presidential Leadership Profile (PDF)


Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. is assisting Minnesota State University Moorhead in this search. Applications and nominations are now being accepted. Confidential inquiries, nominations and application materials should be directed to Greenwood/Asher & Associates. For a full application package please provide a cover letter, CV, and list of five references. Submission of application materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. The search will be conducted with a commitment of confidentiality for candidates until finalists are selected. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made.

Please Direct Inquiries, Nominations, and Application Materials To:

Betty Asher,
Co-Founder, Greenwood Asher & Associates
and Vice President & Managing Partner, Kelly

Lauren McCaghren,
Senior Executive Search Consultant
Greenwood Asher & Associates