JWU Charlotte President Search
JWU Seeks Charlotte Campus President

Johnson & Wales University is excited to announce a nationwide search for a President for our Charlotte Campus, which is an integral part of a comprehensive university system providing students with opportunities in a wide range of industry-relevant disciplines.

About JWU & the Charlotte Campus

The Wildcat statue is a focal point of the Charlotte Campus.Founded in 1914, Johnson & Wales University is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution with nearly 8,700 graduate, undergraduate and online students at its campuses in Providence, Rhode Island and Charlotte, North Carolina.

An innovative educational leader, the university offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in arts and sciences, business, engineering, food innovation, hospitality, nutrition, health and wellness. It also offers undergraduate programs in culinary arts, dietetics and design. JWU’s unique model provides students with the personalized attention, academic expertise and industry connections that inspire professional success and personal growth.

The time students spend at JWU is nothing short of transformative, as demonstrated by career outcomes, expected earnings and economic mobility rankings. The university’s impact is global, with alumni in 125 countries pursuing careers worldwide.


  • Nearly 1,300 currently enrolled students
  • 20 bachelor’s degree (B.S., B.A., B.S.B.A.) programs and two A.A.S. programs
  • 220+ faculty and staff
  • More than 8,000 individuals in the JWU Charlotte alumni network

Accreditation & Rankings

Johnson & Wales University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE). The nation’s oldest regional accrediting association, NECHE accredits educational institutions internationally. This accreditation encompasses the university’s two campuses.

The university has a decades‐long reputation for being a national leader in its commitment to experiential learning and industry collaboration. In 2014, JWU earned the prestigious William M. Burke Award from the National Society of Experiential Education, and in 2021 was recognized by the National Career Development Association as an exemplary career center.

Strategic Plan

Since the early 1990s, Johnson & Wales University has evolved and prospered under a succession of strategic plans that have been led by the Chancellor and senior university leaders — including the Charlotte Campus President. 

Today’s Johnson & Wales University offers an excellent, educational experience to students across a diverse spectrum of programs that are designed to prepare our graduates to make meaningful and immediate contributions in their fields of choice. Through PURPOSE 2024, we will continue that evolution and embrace our standing as a university that supports every student's journey to fulfilling their academic potential, professional ambitions, and personal aspirations.


Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

Embracing diversity for a richly inclusive community is a guiding principle at JWU. Our students, faculty and staff have varied backgrounds, experiences and perspectives that unite us as one community and contribute to our success.

Johnson & Wales University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law.

In early 2019, JWU adopted a statement of diversity, equity and inclusion which reads, in part: “Johnson & Wales University is firmly committed to nurturing and further strengthening an inclusive and equitable environment that embraces the broad range of diversity of all members of our community no matter their race, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age, physical ability or how and if they worship. Our community accepts and celebrates diversity in every form — including diversity in thought.”

Diversity & Inclusion at JWU

How to Apply

For detailed information, interested parties are encouraged to review the position profile:

Charlotte Presidential Search (PDF)

Applications and nominations may be directed to:

Ken Carrick, partner: 980‐296‐5401
Janny DeLoache, principal: 704‐377‐7828

Applications should include a resume and/or vita, as well as a cover letter.