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Presidential Search.

The Search for Catawba's 24th President.

Catawba College is currently conducting a search for its 24th president following President Brien Lewis' announcement in July that he will step down at the end of the 2019-2020 academic year. Visit this page often for updates and information regarding our Presidential Search.


To the Catawba Community:

We Want to Hear from You!
Your feedback and input are valuable to us and will prove very helpful to the Search Committee in our search for Catawba's next President. Please take a moment to complete the following survey, which can be completed in about 10 minutes. 

Please be assured that your responses are confidential. 

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Candidate Information

Catawba College invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for an experienced and innovative leader to serve as its next president. The next president will ensure that Catawba will continue to provide a transformative education for its 1,300 students while embracing, promoting, and fostering the College’s need to grow with distinction.

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The Catawba College Presidential Search Committee has selected a firm that has facilitated more than 1,000 searches in the education and non-profit sectors nationwide to help with its work in selecting the College's 24th President.
Catawba College has completed the formation of its Presidential Search Committee. Board of Trustees Chairman Bill Graham '83 has selected Bob Arnold '71 a consultant and retired furniture industry executive from Hickory, NC to serve as chairman of the committee.
Lewis to Step Down as Catawba President in 2020
Brien Lewis, president of Catawba College since 2012, will step down as Catawba's twenty-third president at the end of the 2019-2020 academic year. In an announcement to the campus community, Lewis stated that…

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