The Board of Trustees and the Presidential Search Committee invite nominations for and expressions of
interest in Culver-Stockton College’s 27th presidency. The search is being launched in response to President
Kelly M. Thompson’s decision to retire as of June 30, 2020.
The next, best president for Culver-Stockton College will benefit from President Thompson’s six successful
years in this leadership role. Dr. Thompson rose to the challenge of being the first female president in the
College’s history. She is well-liked and has set a high standard of integrity, professionalism, and genuine
passion for student success.
During Dr. Thompson’s tenure the College celebrated the largest giving year in its history. The campus has
benefitted from many upgrades and renovations with a new residence hall, entrance archway, and a newly
remodeled dining hall, all without debt accumulation. The budget has been balanced every year for the past
ten years. With input from the campus community and the Board of Trustees, President Thompson and her
cabinet created and implemented the strategic plan for 2016-2021, We See the Future. Many of the College’s
points of celebration are direct results of the purposeful implementation of this plan.
Celebrating a rich history, academic excellence, an entrepreneurial and innovative approach to program
development, sound resource stewardship, a strong sense of community, a culture of openness, and a spirit of
optimism, Culver-Stockton’s next president will benefit from tangible institutional momentum.