Morningside University launches president search

Aug 03, 2021 • Alumni, Faculty & Staff News, College President, Senior Leadership, President Search
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Sioux City, Iowa – Morningside University and AGB Search have officially launched the search for the next president of Morningside University. A position profile and other information are now available.

For fullest consideration, applicants are encouraged to submit materials by Thursday, Sept. 30. Airport and campus interviews will take place during the fall semester. A 16-member President Search Committee comprised of members of the Morningside University Board of Directors, students, faculty, and staff is overseeing the search with the assistance of AGB Search. Former board chair Craig Struve ’70 is serving as chair of the committee. The Board of Directors hopes to announce a new president before the end of 2021.

The new president will take over leadership from current Morningside University President John Reynders, who is Morningside’s longest-sitting president at 22 years. Reynders first announced his retirement in February 2020, then announced in March 2020 he would delay his retirement an additional year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He will officially retire on June 30, 2022, with the new leader slated to begin July 1, 2022.

Morningside encourages its community to share the position information widely. Updates will be provided as the search process continues and finalists are selected. Stay tuned to for details.