Presidential Search Process


In August of 2021, the University of Portland Board of Regents launched the search for UP's twenty-first President. The Board has appointed a nineteen-member Presidential Search Committee to conduct this important work. Regent Timothy Morgan ('86) has been appointed as Chair of the Search Committee.

Washington, D.C.-based AGB Search, LLC, has been chosen by the  Search Committee to provide executive recruitment services in connection with this search. Founded by the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges in 2010, AGB Search has deep experience conducting presidential searches on behalf of Catholic, mission-based institutions, and possesses an extraordinary track record of cultivating qualified and diverse candidate pools. The team from AGB Search is led by Shannon McCambridge, J.D., LL.M., and Jamie Ferrare, Ph.D.

Search Process

The Presidential Search Process will occur in the following six phases:

  1. Organizing the Search
  2. Launching the Search and Building the Candidate Pool
  3. Evaluating Candidate Qualifications
  4. Conducting Preliminary Candidate Interviews
  5. Selecting Finalist Candidates to Visit Campus
  6. Selection of the Next President by the Board of Regents

Community members are encouraged to explore this website for information and updates on the Presidential Search Process.