Frontier Nursing University

Versailles, Kentucky

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Frontier Nursing University (FNU) and its Board of Directors are searching for a dynamic, forward-thinking leader to succeed current President Susan Stone who plans to retire this year. The next president will have the opportunity to build on the momentum established during President Stone's 22-year tenure. We are searching for a President who is visionary, collaborative, brings a track record of established leadership and is prepared to enthusiastically represent FNU and its mission.

Originally located in Hyden, KY and now located in Versailles, Kentucky, Frontier Nursing University was founded in 1939 as the Frontier Graduate School of Midwifery. FNU has since grown to become one of the largest private, not-for-profit universities in the United States for advanced practice nursing and midwifery education.

Applicant requirements include an earned doctoral degree in nursing or a related health field (PhD, DNSc, DNP, DrPH) from an accredited institution in higher education, and current certification as a nurse-midwife (CNM) by the American Midwifery Certification Board. The successful candidate should be a transformative leader with executive leadership experience in academic or healthcare settings. Candidates must possess a working knowledge base of all nursing programs offered at Frontier Nursing University including nurse-midwifery, family practice, psychiatric-mental health and women's health care. Applicants should have experience implementing collaborative Diversity, Equity & Inclusion programs as they will shepherd FNU as a leader in diversity initiatives.

The President must commit to living in Versailles, KY and becoming an active community participant. Additional information about the opportunities and challenges, desired attributes, and more information about FNU can be found in the leadership prospectus:

AGB Search is pleased to assist Frontier Nursing University with this leadership search. For best consideration, applications should be submitted by June 27, 2023. To apply for the President position, candidates are requested to submit the following: a curriculum vitae; a letter of interest addressing the strategic objectives and desired attributes listed in the position profile; and five professional references with email addresses and telephone numbers, including their relationship to the candidate. References will not be contacted without prior authorization from the candidate. Application materials (Word or PDF) should be sent to:

Nominations and expressions of interest in the President position are encouraged. Please direct them to or to the AGB search consultants listed below:

Frederick V. Moore, J.D., M.B.A.

Senior Executive Search Consultant


Ms. Joy Yablonsky

Executive Search Consultant


It is the policy of the University to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, pregnancy, genetic information, physical or mental disability, service in the Uniformed Services of the United States, whether the individual is a smoker or nonsmoker, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

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