Presidential Search

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Transylvania University, which was founded in 1780 as the first college west of the Allegheny Mountains, announces the search for the University’s 27th president. The Board of Trustees invites expressions of interest in this opportunity to lead one of the top 75 national liberal arts institutions in the United States. Transylvania University, located in Lexington, Kentucky, provides excellent educational opportunities for a selective student body of 1,000 students.

Transylvania University prides itself on its excellent teaching, student-centered culture, and highly successful alumni. Transylvania students, faculty, and staff are deeply committed to the institution and together have created a strong sense of community on the campus.


The 70-acre campus is located in downtown Lexington, Kentucky, a thriving community of 350,000 people in the heart of the beautiful Bluegrass region. Students regard Lexington, with its rich range of cultural and recreational activities, as an extension of campus life. This unique location offers students an array of opportunities for internships, research, voluntary service, employment, and entertainment. Lexington residents enjoy an outstanding quality of life and a vibrant economy.

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