The Evergreen State College Presidential Search

Search Continues: The Evergreen Board of Trustees recently announced their three current candidates for the role of president have dropped out of consideration, after extensive rounds of interviews.


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The Board of Trustees and its Presidential Search Committee invite nominations and expressions of interest for the position of President of The Evergreen State College.

This position represents an exceptional opportunity to lead a dynamic institution which holds a historically pivotal role in innovative higher education at the national level.

The presidency will become available on or before July 1, 2021.  

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Check out the Presidential Prospectus (PDF).

The Evergreen State College via Karras Consulting, is inviting nominations and applications for the position of President. Applications received by February 19th, 2021 are ensured full consideration. The search will remain open until filled. 


About Evergreen

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With its primary location in Olympia, WA, The Evergreen State College rests on the ceded territories of the Medicine Creek Treaty Tribes, which include the Squaxin Island Tribe, the Nisqually Indian Tribe, and the Puyallup Tribe of Indians. Evergreen retains longstanding relationships with Pacific Northwest tribes and serves a significant number of Native students.
Evergreen is an innovative public liberal arts college. The institution has a vibrant undergraduate program, three graduate programs, public service centers, an urban program located in Tacoma, Washington, and reservation-based programs that, together, constitute a unique academic community. Designated as the liberal arts college within Washington’s public higher education system, Evergreen is a nontraditional institution and the smallest four-year institution in the state’s system.
Some of Evergreen’s unique programs and campus spaces include the Indigenous Arts Campus and the Longhouse, the Tacoma campus, partnerships with the Washington Center and Upward Bound programs, the TRiO program, the Organic Farm, the Veteran’s Resource Center, the First People’s Multicultural, Trans, and Queer Support Services, the SEAL (Student Equity and Arts Lounge), and the Center for Community Based Learning and Action. Evergreen is also the home of Geoduck Athletics, members of the NAIA and Cascade Collegiate Conference.

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Olympia, Tacoma, and Beyond

Located in Thurston County, Olympia is the Capitol city of Washington State, hosting both city and state government. It is a crossroads between urban and natural landscapes, offering unique venues, markets, artistic spaces, and parks. The Olympia area was historically a center for trade and exchange among many Salish Sea tribes, including the Chehalis, the Skokomish and others.



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Evergreen Tacoma
Located in Pierce County, Tacoma is the third largest city in Washington State, after Seattle and Spokane. Only 42 miles from Mount Rainier National Park, Tacoma provides a gateway to natural wonders of the Pacific Northwest.
Tacoma is home to many museums, urban parks, and cultural centers. Interconnecting networks of organizations, businesses, and individuals make-up the Tacoma community. Among these are grassroots organizations such as the Tacoma Urban League, and service groups such as the Metropolitan Development Council, who work to empower Tacoma's underserved urban residents. The city also hosts an array of small and local businesses that are supported through the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber and the Downtown Tacoma Partnership.
The Tacoma area is situated on ancestral lands of the Coast Salish peoples, namely the Puyallup Tribe of Indians.
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Evergreen’s neighbors in higher education include South Puget Sound Community College, Centralia College, Grays Harbor College, St. Martin’s University, Clover Park Technical College, Pierce College, Tacoma Community College, University of Puget Sound, University of Washington Tacoma, Pacific Lutheran University, and Bates Technical College.

The Evergreen State College is committed to prohibiting discrimination and to building a diverse faculty and staff. We strongly encourage qualified persons of all races, colors, religions, sexes, sexual orientations, gender identities, national origins, ages, genetic information, disabilities, and veterans to apply.