Saint Martin's University, a Catholic Benedictine university located in the Pacific Northwest, announces the search for its 11th president. The Saint Martin's Board of Trustees seeks an innovative, inspirational, collaborative, and decisive leader to build on Saint Martin's 125-year legacy of academic excellence and achievement and develop an ambitious plan to propel the institution to future success. In June 2022, President Roy Heynderickx will retire after 14 years in office, leaving Saint Martin's well-positioned for the future. 

Members of the Saint Martin's community are invited to complete the following survey to help the Presidential Search Committee develop the Presidential Profile and inform them as they undertake their assessment and selection of continuing candidates later in the process. The survey is anonymous and confidential. Please submit responses by 5 p.m. on Thursday, September 23. 

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Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, Saint Martin’s University is located on a wooded campus of more than 300 acres in southwest Washington. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 29 majors, 11 master’s programs, one doctorate program and seven certificate programs spanning the arts and sciences, business, counseling, education, engineering, nursing and leadership. Saint Martin’s welcomes more than 1,300 undergraduate students and 250 graduate students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its Lacey campus, and more students to its extended campus located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.