Siena Seeks New President

HNP Communications Features

LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. – The Siena College Board of Trustees seeks nominations and applications for the position of president to succeed Kevin Mackin, who has served the college faithfully as president since 1996 and who will continue to lead the college through May 2007.

The Franciscan friars of Holy Name Province founded Siena College in 1937. While the college is an independent, liberal arts college chartered by the University of the State of New York, Siena continues to sustain a mission and values emanating from its Franciscan and Catholic identity. The college is situated on 155 acres near the New York State Capital in the residential community of Loudonville, N.Y. It has grown in its nearly 70-year history to form a community of 700 faculty and staff, which includes 178 full-time faculty, and 3,000 full-time undergraduate students, representing diverse backgrounds and formations. Its annual operating budget is approximately $70 million.

Throughout its history, a Franciscan friar has led Siena College and the college seeks, first, to maintain such legacy. The trustees recognize their primary obligation to ensure leadership likely to sustain the exceptional performance Siena has achieved in terms of increased academic excellence, faculty development, fiscal stability, endowment growth, and new and renewed facilities. Thus, the selection of the next president for Siena College will rest on assuring continued academic excellence, fiscal viability, and the advancement of the college’s Franciscan identity and historical roots.

The applicant review process will commence in early October 2006. The search is expected to be completed by early March 2007 with the appointment of a new president effective June 1, 2007. Nominations and applications may be sent by regular mail or electronically to:

Presidential Search Committee
Siena College
515 Loudon Road 
Loudonville, New York 12211

Siena College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.