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Position Specification

We are pleased to share the position specification for the Hofstra University President. It was developed with broad input, including perspectives gleaned from our university listening sessions, discussion with the Search Committee, and the expertise of the search consultants at Spencer Stuart. The listening sessions included student leaders, faculty, deans, vice presidents, administrators and other employees, alumni, trustees and President Rabinowitz.  As you will see, it was written to appropriately reflect the character of Hofstra University and the opportunity for the next President.

Please feel free to share the position specification with people in your networks who might be candidates for this opportunity. You may also send candidate nominations confidentially to

As we continue our outreach to generate a broad and diverse pool of candidates, the Search Committee will now begin reviewing applications. We are excited to enter this next phase of the search process fully expecting that we will have a strong pool of highly qualified experienced candidates.

Thank you again to everyone who has communicated with us so far to ask questions, nominate candidates, and express your thoughts. We hope you are enjoying a productive summer and look forward to providing updates about our progress.

On behalf of the Search Committee,
Donald M. Schaeffer
Chair of the Hofstra University Board of Trustees