Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences

Institution: Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences

Department: Executive

Address: 111 S. 33rd Street, Suite 104, Yakima, WA 98901 US

Job Title: President

Job Description: Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences (PNWU) invites inquiries, applications, and nominations for the position of president to provide academic and administrative leadership and vision to advance the University’s mission in education, service, and research. PNWU was founded in 2005 in Yakima, Washington, to address the critical shortage of health care providers throughout the Northwest. With the successful launch of the College of Osteopathic Medicine, as well as the successful collaborations for additional professional health programs, the University is now poised for further growth to fully realize its mission.

The next president will help shape the vision for PNWU going forward to achieve the institution’s overall goals and objectives to improve the quality of health in rural and underserved populations. This will include building additional programs, overseeing the expansion of its campus, establishing and fostering partnerships across a five-state region, and attracting further philanthropic and community support to launch PNWU to its next stage of evolution. As the administrative leader for PNWU, candidates should have exceptional communication skills, a high degree of professionalism, considerable financial acumen, and the ability to represent the institution to a wide range of constituents. Experience with fund-raising is essential, as is a clear passion for advancing the University’s mission in the midst of a changing health care and educational landscape.

Candidates must possess a PhD, DO or other relevant terminal degree with a deep appreciation for rural and underserved health care and education. The successful candidate should also demonstrate: 1) progressive administrative leadership experience in an academic environment; 2) recognition for achievement in research, educational and/or clinical pursuits that would warrant appointment as a faculty member at the professorial rank preferred; 3) experience with developing new academic health professional programs; 4) track record of successful fundraising; 5) experience with interprofessional education and practice; and 6) the ability to build consensus with stakeholders across the University as well as at the community, state, regional, and national level.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae and cover letter and be sent via email to PresPNWU@Wittkieffer.com. Inquiries and questions may be directed to Joyce De Leo, Ph.D. or Jeff Schroetlin at 630-575-6177, the Witt/Kieffer consultants supporting this search.


PNWU values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.