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Gonzaga University Presidential Search

On April 22, 2024, Dr. Thayne M. McCulloh announced that he will retire in summer 2025 following 16 years of leadership as president. To learn more, read President McCulloh's announcement, a message from Board Chair Christy Larsen, and our press release.

A formal search process for Gonzaga University’s next president is underway. It is being led by our Presidential Search Committee and search firm Russell Reynolds Associates. 

We will update this page with information on the search process as it becomes available.


Comments or questions about the search should be directed to the Presidential Search Committee at

Nominations, inquiries, and expressions of interest should be sent to our search firm at

Gonzaga By The Numbers

Top 100

Among National Universities
(U.S. News & World Report, 2023)


Total undergraduate and graduate enrollment


Gonzaga University established


Acres of campus in Spokane, Washington

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Overhead view of Hemmingson Center.