National Judicial College Presidential Search Underway

A search has commenced for the next president and chief executive officer of The National Judicial College, one of the nation’s most influential institutes for the continued education of judges. All inquiries should be directed to Ken Young at the search firm of Young Mayden, LLC at or (704) 366-8547.

The next CEO will succeed President Chad C. Schmucker, who announced his intention to retire last September. Judge Schmucker was a former Michigan judge and state court administrator, who served the College for three years following the retirement of Judge William Dressel, former chief judge of the District Court in Ft. Collins, Colorado.

During President Schmucker’s tenure, the NJC expanded its web-based programs and courses across the country, allowing for more accessible and affordable education for judges. He also led the College back to pre-recession enrollment numbers. In 2016, he received the Chief Justice Richard W. Holmes Award of Merit from the American Judges Association.

The application process is only by electronic submission. The National Judicial College is a nonprofit, equal opportunity employer. Salary is negotiable, commensurate with experience and includes a comprehensive benefits package. The NJC is located on the campus of the University of Nevada at Reno. Currently, there is no cut-off date to submit applications.