Southwestern University

Presidential Search

Southwestern University, Texas’s first institution of higher learning, has begun a search for its 16th president.

Southwestern University

Southwestern University is seeking its 16th president to continue the remarkable progress it has made in recent years under the leadership of President Edward Burger, who in January will become the president and chief executive officer of St. David’s Foundation in Austin, Texas, one of the nation’s largest healthcare foundations focused on health and education. Dr. Dale Knobel, President Emeritus of Denison University, former Provost of Southwestern and current Southwestern trustee, will serve as interim president until July 1, 2020 when the University expects its next president to begin employment.


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