New England College of Optometry (NECO) invites applications and nominations for the position of President. The oldest continuously operating school of optometry in the country, NECO currently enrolls over 500 students in its four-year Doctor of Optometry, Accelerated Optometric Degree Program, international, and graduate programs. NECO’s location in the heart of Boston’s medical community, combined with the most expansive clinical network of any optometry school in the country, creates the optimum environment for educating students as members of patient-centered healthcare teams. The College has 87 full- and part-time faculty members in addition to 75 professional and support staff. Its 2017-18 operating budget is $28 million and its endowment totals close to $25 million.
Reporting to the NECO Board of Trustees, the President will assume leadership of a venerable college with a strong foundation. The President will have the opportunity to set the course for NECO and broadly influence the future of optometry. This person will oversee efforts to advance the clinical, research, education, and service missions of the College. The President will be supported by the close-knit NECO community known for its strength, ambition, and collective purpose.
The College seeks as its next President a proven leader with the experience, creativity, and skill to position NECO for continued excellence in a steadily evolving environment for higher education and healthcare organizations. The candidate’s past experiences should demonstrate a history of innovative and effective leadership in directing the human, financial, and physical resources of a major academic or related institution.
All inquiries, nominations/referrals, and applications should be sent to the search firm Isaacson, Miller via www.imsearch.com/0291.
NECO is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.