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News | Oct. 18, 2016

Search Opens for National Intelligence University President

By National Intelligence University, NIU

National Intelligence University announced today that the search for a new president has begun. The current president, Dr. David Ellison, who has led the university since 2009, plans to retire in August 2017. The presidential search comes as the university prepares for the move of its main campus from Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in southeast Washington, D.C., to a newly refurbished facility in Bethesda, MD in the coming months.

National Intelligence University seeks an individual who can embrace the university’s vision of serving as the center of academic life for the intelligence community and accelerate its trajectory. Due to the unique nature of National Intelligence University in providing a service of common concern for the entire intelligence community, finalists for this position will be interviewed by one or more heads of major intelligence agencies before the selection is made.

A vacancy announcement is posted is the Chronicle for Higher Education. Formal applications should be submitted to the vacancy announcement published on USAJOBS (NIU-108264-SEMO).

NIU is an accredited federal degree-granting institution whose main campus is located in Washington, D.C. Its alumni are past, present, and future leaders in the intelligence and national security communities and in the private sector. Notable alumni include a former director of national intelligence; former directors of CIA, NSA, DIA, and NGA; current and former heads of military intelligence; and a growing number of senior government executives and corporate leaders. For more information, visit