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Presidential Search

In January 2014, President Richard Giese announced his plans to step down from the presidency at the University of Mount Union at the close of his current contract on June 30, 2015. Since that time, a president search committee, led by Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees Mr. Allen Green, has been formed to begin the task of finding a new president.

On behalf of the University, the Board of Trustees has retained the services of Thomas B. Courtice of AGB Search (Washington, DC) to assist with the search. Dr. Courtice’s 10 years of successful search experience, with particular emphasis on the leadership needs of liberal arts colleges, will help guide the University through the work that lies ahead.

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About Mount Union

The University of Mount Union, a private institution founded in 1846, offers a rigorous and relevant academic program that is grounded in the liberal arts tradition. Mount Union’s 2,200 students can select from 61 broad-based and career-specific undergraduate majors as well as graduate programs in physician assistant studies and educational leadership.  Known for its personal approach, the institution boasts a 13:1 student-faculty ratio and a curriculum delivered by dedicated faculty members, the vast majority of whom hold terminal degrees in their fields.

Throughout the course of the past decade, more than $100 million has been invested in the construction and renovation of modern facilities including a natural sciences building, recreation center, welcome center and apartment-style housing options.  Primarily residential in nature, Mount Union’s picturesque 123-acre campus is located in Alliance, OH (population 23,000), within 80 miles of both Cleveland and Pittsburgh.  An additional 142-acre nature center is located six miles away.  The University’s endowment is in excess of $137 million.

The University, affiliated with the United Methodist Church, is committed to providing a student-centered approach and an exceptional educational experience, offering an array of activities for cultural, civic and social development.  Students experience outstanding opportunities for success after graduation, both in the workforce and graduate study.

View a list of recent accomplishments within President Giese's six strategic initiatives.

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