Presidential Search

About the Presidential Search

The American College of Greece, Europe’s oldest and largest, comprehensive, US-accredited academic institution, is announcing the search for its 8th president, following the autumn 2023 announcement that President David G. Horner, PhD, is going to retire. The search and transition process is overseen by the ACG Board of Trustees and is taking place in collaboration with members of the ACG community.

Updates with the latest information regarding the search will be posted regularly on this website.

Presidential Search Prospectus

The prospectus contains information about the search for ACG’s next leader, a visionary president, to take its three educational divisions, Pierce, Deree, and Alba, to the next level of academic excellence, international prestige, and financial success. Learn about the profile, role, and qualifications we seek in our next president as well as the position’s challenges and opportunities. 

Nominations, inquiries and expressions of interest should be sent to search firm Russell Reynolds Associates at [email protected].

Message from Ambassador Dan Smith, Chair of the Board of Trustees

Dear ACG Community,

The Presidential Search Committee, with input from students, faculty, administrators, staff, trustees, and alumni, has finalized the position description for the next president of The American College of Greece. The document is available above.

On behalf of the Committee, we thank everyone who contributed their feedback that helped inform the document. Our presidential search consultants at Russell Reynolds Associates (RRA) met with dozens of faculty, staff and students, in person, on campus. They also met with alumni and trustees online. We also received almost 800 responses to the email survey, including many insightful comments. Every comment was reviewed and taken into consideration in the creation of the final position description.

RRA has already started actively soliciting potential candidates. If you have names of potential candidates, please send them via email to [email protected]

We will continue to keep the ACG community informed as the process unfolds. My thanks again to all of you for your input and your thoughtfulness as we move forward with this important decision.


Dan Smith, Chair, Board of Trustees and Presidential Search Committee

Presidential Search Committee

Daniel Smith, Chair of the Committee, Chair of the Board

John Chachas, Trustee

Lena Triantogiannis, Trustee & Alum

Susan Fuhrman, Trustee

Matt Glendinning, Trustee

Kosmo Kalliarekos, Former Trustee

Martha Kanter, Trustee

Nikos Koumettis, Trustee & Alum

Alexandra Papalexopoulou, Former Trustee & Alum