Leadership at Excelsior College

Our leadership at Excelsior College; including our president, provost, and board of trustees; work to ensure the College operates efficiently, responsibly, and with a focus on what matters most.  Always putting students first.

Presidential Search Underway

Excelsior College is searching for its next president to succeed President Baldwin in July 2020. Visit our Presidential Search page for details.


James N. Baldwin is president of Excelsior College. When he was appointed by the Board of Trustees in October 2016, he became Excelsior’s third president since the College’s founding in 1971. Under his leadership, the College focuses on providing adult learners with continuing education, degree completion, and career readiness opportunities.

Board of Trustees

The Excelsior College Board of Trustees is the governing body for the College. The board comprises individuals from across the United States who are prominent in the fields of business, education, government, and the professions.

Academic Leadership

Academic leaders ensure the College offers high-quality degree programs that meet the needs of adult learners. Members include:

Administrative Leadership

Administrative leaders engage in decision making regarding policy and the strategic direction of the College, ensuring the College supports its mission. The administrative leadership of Excelsior College includes: