Posting Information: Search Underway for HRI's Next Senior Executive Director

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMUCC) is searching for the next Senior Executive Director for Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies (HRI) to succeed Dr. Larry McKinney, HRI's Senior Executive Director of more than a decade retiring in August. HRI is an international research institute that generates more than $20 million annually in research support across nine diverse research programs, and has spent the last two decades working to ensure an ecologically and economically sustainable Gulf of Mexico.

Located on the Island University campus of TAMUCC, the institute is seeking a leader with experience managing a multi-purpose organization with a marine science focus, preferably an individual with broad experience in both academia and resource management and/or policy associated with federal agency, state agency, nongovernmental conservation organization or private business.

For the finalized leadership profile that outlines the qualifications and qualities expected in the successful candidate, as well as the opportunities and challenges facing the next senior executive director, follow the link below.

The campus has engaged the firm WittKieffer in this important search; WittKieffer is a leading executive search firm with a strong focus on higher education, conducting more than 200 search assignments for colleges and universities each year. Application materials, nominations and inquiries can be directed to

HRI Senior Executive Director Leadership Profile