Chancellor Search

Nominations and applications are now being sought for the position of chancellor of Henderson State University. The institution functions as a stand-alone university within the ASU System, which includes six other higher education institutions. The chancellor serves as the chief executive officer of the institution and reports directly to the Arkansas State University System President.

The institution seeks a visionary, inclusive, decisive, creative, courageous, and progressive leader to further strengthen and develop the institution. The successful candidate will have the character and integrity that are deserving of the public trust, a demonstrable commitment to the ideals of excellence and diversity, and a successful track record working in an environment of strong shared governance. An earned doctorate or recognized terminal degree, a minimum of five years of executive leadership experience with progressively increasing responsibilities and a demonstrated record of innovation and success, and a strong track record of fiscal management are preferred.

Henderson is located in Arkadelphia, a charming community of 11,000 residents situated one hour south of Little Rock on Interstate 30. Nestled in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains, the community is home to two universities, a strong public school system, two recreational rivers, the iconic Lake DeGray, and is approximately 30 miles from historic Hot Springs National Park, one of the great American treasures. Please visit,, or for more information about Henderson and our community.

Review of applications will begin on October 27, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. The new chancellor will assume office on a date mutually agreed upon with the System President. Compensation is commensurate with experience, and there is an outstanding benefits package including an on-campus residence. Application materials (to include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of five references) must be electronically submitted (MS Word or Adobe PDF) via

Under the provisions of the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act, applications are subject to public inspection.

All other communications should be directed to:
Pam Kail
Executive Assistant to the ASU System President
(870) 933-7903

Henderson State University and the Arkansas State University System are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers.