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Presidential Search

Grinnell College is engaged in the search process for its 14th president. After nearly a decade as president, Raynard S. Kington, M.D., Ph.D. will be leaving the College at the end of the academic year in order to become the new Head of Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts.

For additional information, you can read the Presidential Transition Announcement and an update about the Presidential Search Process from Board of Trustees Chair David Maxwell. A Search Committee has been formed, and Isaacson, Miller has been retained to assist with identifying and recruiting candidates for President Kington’s successor.

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position profile, now available on both Grinnell’s and Isaacson, Miller’s websites, that will be the key document shared with prospective candidates early in the search.

If have feedback to share, we have created a presidential search email address where you can send comments: presidentialsearch@grinnell.edu. Comments sent to this email will be shared confidentially with members of the Presidential Search Committee and Isaacson, Miller.


From this webpage, individuals can apply, submit a nomination, or contact Isaacson, Miller with questions or comments.

Latest Updates

Presidential Search Update: Position Profile Approved

The Grinnell Presidential Search Committee recently reviewed and approved the position profile drafted in consultation with the Isaacson, Miller team.

Presidential Search Process

Board of Trustees Chair David Maxwell outlines the process for searching for a successor to President Raynard S. Kington.

Presidential Transition Announcement

President Kington will leave Grinnell College at the conclusion of this academic year in order to become the new Head of Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts.

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