University of New Haven

WittKieffer is proud to partner with the University of New Haven (UNewHaven), an institution of extraordinary dynamism and ambition, as they seek an entrepreneurial, community-centered, and visionary catalyst to serve as its seventh president.

Founded on the Yale campus in 1920, the University of New Haven is a private, coeducational university recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report for academic excellence that serves just under 10,000 students. UNewHaven is located between New York City and Boston in the shoreline city of West Haven. With record enrollments and a history of budget surpluses each year, the University is a diverse and vibrant community of students from across the nation and the globe. Known for its notable education and programs, empowering culture, and ability to innovate, as well as its continued upward trajectory, in the last decade, the University has completed more than $300 million in major capital projects while launching more than 80 new degree and certificate programs and specialized areas of study. The University also has campuses in Orange, Connecticut, and Tuscany, Italy.

Reporting to the Board of Governors and following the long tenure of the University’s sixth president, the successful candidate will be a collaborative, communicative, and engaged leader who can inspire internal and external constituencies to ensure that the University continues to be relevant to its future students and our society. The next president must have the experience to lead an institution of UNewHaven’s complexity, including a demonstrated capacity for strategic vision and execution, and financial acumen. A record of success in fundraising and a talent for elevating organizations to the next level of distinction is essential.

We invite you to view the full leadership profile at

Applications should include, as separate documents, a CV or resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in this profile. WittKieffer is assisting the University of New Haven in this search. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by December 11, 2023.

Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal.

Nominations and inquiries can be directed to:

Robin Mamlet, Melody Rose Ph.D., and Sandra Chu

The University of New Haven is committed to achieving a diverse and pluralistic community that reflects the multiracial and culturally diverse society in the United States through strict non-discrimination in admissions, educational programs and employment. The commitment to Affirmative Action is also a commitment to be proactive in the continuing effort to diversify the faculty, staff and the student body at the University. The University will base decisions on employment so as to further the principle of equal employment opportunity. To learn more, please click here.

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