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Charge to the Search Committee

Norwich University’s Presidential Search Committee will undertake the important work that will lead to the appointment of the next President of Norwich University. Service on the Presidential Search Committee means being part of a select group of individuals who will work in close tandem with the Board of Trustees towards the successful appointment of the most important leadership position at the institution. By agreeing to serve on the Search Committee, you cannot become a candidate, even if you are nominated for the position.

The Search Committee chair is the official spokesperson for the Search Committee and the only individual authorized to speak publicly about this search, though always maintaining confidentiality with regard to the applicant pool and related matters.

The following charge outlines the Norwich University’s Board of Trustees’ expectations with respect to the search process and the authority granted to the search committee:

  1. The Search Committee will work with the Academic Search consultants to develop a statement of desired qualifications for the President. This document will guide the search and selection process and be shared with prospective candidate and nomination sources.
  2. The Search Committee will adopt a timetable for the search that will begin in March 2019 and lead to the appointment of a President by January 2020, or as soon thereafter as is feasible.
  3. Members of the Search Committee are expected to attend, participate and be prepared for the committee meetings and activities through the duration of the search. Members of the committee are expected to attend all committee meetings.
  4. The Search Committee will assist in conducting an active national search to attract highly qualified candidates. Members of the committee will also encourage the Norwich University community on and off campus to nominate qualified candidates for the next President and assure the development of a strong and diverse pool of candidates.
  5. Search Committee members serve as ambassadors for the institution, particularly when engaging directly with candidates at various points in the search process.
  6. The Search Committee will observe strict confidentiality in the conduct of the search and in perpetuity. Any member of the search committee who breaches confidentiality may be removed from the committee without replacement.
  7. The Search Committee Chair will make periodic reports to members of the Norwich University community and to the Chairman of the Board of Trustees about the progress of the search.
  8. The Committee will work with the search consultants to narrow the field of candidates for whom named references will be checked and off-campus interviews conducted. After such neutral site (semi-finalist) interviews, members of the Committee will select three to five finalist candidates for on-campus interviews.
  9. The Search Committee will prepare a report for the Board of Trustees that will provide a summary of the search process along with the strengths and areas of concern of each of the finalist candidates in an unranked format.

“To give our youth an education that shall be American in its character – to enable them to act as well as to think – to execute as well as to conceive – to tolerate all opinions when reason is left free to combat them – to make moral, patriotic, efficient, and useful citizens, and to qualify them for all those high responsibilities resting upon a citizen in this free republic.”

First Published — 1843 Catalog

Internationalized Education

Norwich University values and actively supports opportunities for faculty, staff, and students to be globally engaged.

We host a diverse student body of international students who come to Norwich to pursue their academic goals.

We support our faculty by empowering them to travel, teach, and engage in research overseas to build intercultural proficiency and incorporate international perspectives into their teaching.

Our U.S. students take advantage of CityLAB:Berlin, an instructional location in Germany, as well as a host of partner programs for education abroad and international service learning on all six continents. For the full breadth of our international offerings, please contact the NU International Center

Success After Norwich

Norwich students turn their passions and experiences into real-world opportunities, internships, and careers, thanks to one-on-one career advising, academic mentoring, and a network of thousands of alumni and parents ready to offer advice and networking.

Norwich’s 27,000-plus alumni span the globe, living and leading as entrepreneurs, advancing science and technology, improving communities, and serving our nation’s military. Their affinity for Norwich extends to every student and graduate, and they love to come back, give back, and pay it forward.

  • “No one cared about my gender or physiological capabilities,” Bernheim said, reflecting on Army Ranger School. “They cared that I did the work.” Read More
    Rebekah “Rose” Bernheim ’14 10th Woman in U.S. History to Graduate Army Ranger School
  • “When it came time to expand Studio 355, I made a conscious effort to hire Norwich graduates because I know what they were taught...” Read More
    Joe Fisher 10 & M’11 Founder, Studio 355 Architecture
  • “I love that a small chunk of the research I’m doing will go toward the reduction of nutrients in the ocean and cleaning the water.” Read More
    Elizabeth Ells ’18 Graduate Student in Oceanography, UMass-Dartmouth
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Accreditation and Recognition

Regional Accreditation Norwich University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), known formerly as the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC).
National Recognition The National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security have designated Norwich University as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense.
State Authorization Norwich University has been approved by the Vermont Agency of Education to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Participation in NC-SARA provides Norwich University with reciprocity to offer online/distance learning programs to residents of the other NC-SARA states.
Professional Accreditation Norwich University's Project Management concentration in both the MBA and Master of Science in Information Security and Assurance programs is accredited by the PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC).
Program Accreditation Norwich University's master's program in nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Program Accreditation Norwich University's Civil Engineering & Environmental Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.
Program Accreditation Norwich University's Architecture program is accredited by the National Architecture Accreditation Board.
Program Accreditation Norwich University is a member of the Associate of Collegiate Schools of Architecture
Program Accreditation Norwich University is a member of the Architectural Research Centers Consortium.
Program Accreditation Norwich University's MBA program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.
Athletic Program Norwich University's Athletic Training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
Education Programs Norwich University's education preparation programs are accredited by Vermont’s Agency of Education’s Result’s Oriented Program Approval (ROPA)
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Norwich University admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.