University of La Verne — University of La Verne Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

University of La Verne

University of La Verne Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Job Description Summary:
The University of La Verne seeks a dynamic, innovative, and seasoned leader to serve as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Founded in 1891, the University of La Verne is composed of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), the College of Business and Public Management (CBPM), the LaFetra College of Education (LFCE), and the College of Law (COL), as well as eight regional and online campuses (ROC). There are 55 undergraduate programs, 19 master's degrees, four doctoral programs, and eight credential programs.

Of the 269 full-time faculty, mostly tenured or on the tenure track, 30% identify as persons within racial and/or ethnic underrepresented populations in higher education. Across all the colleges, the University of La Verne's more than 8,000 traditional age and adult learners make the university one of the most diverse in the nation, and 44% are first-generation students. The student demographic diversity reflects the population of Inland Southern California, with more than 63% declaring themselves members of ethnic minority groups, including 48% Latinx, 6% African American, and 6% Asian American/Pacific Islander, and 7% international. The student/faculty ratio is 15:1. More than 90% of the University of La Verne's traditional age undergraduates receive institutional financial aid.

In 2020, U.S. News & World Report ranked the University of La Verne 4th in the country for social mobility, ranking first among private institutions. The university is also ranked #11 among California private national universities. A federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), the university is one of 361 campuses nationally to receive the Carnegie Foundation's Classification for Community Engagement. In 2014, the White House named the University of La Verne to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll and designated the university among the top five institutions in the category of interfaith and community service.

The full search prospectus may be found at: https://laverne.edu/hr/wp-content/uploads/sites/26/2020/08/2007704-Prospectus-ATC-Rev6.pdf

Specific Duties:
The Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs reports directly to the president and serves on the President’s Cabinet. The Provost’s responsibilities span strategic planning, policy formulation, budgetary decision-making, assessment and continuous improvement, and faculty support and supervision. The provost will inspire faculty, staff, and students to achieve ambitious goals through effective organization and allocation of resources. The Provost works collaboratively with the president and other university leaders toward the achievement of institutional goals and offers advice and counsel on both the academic programs and the student experience.

Minimum Qualifications:
The successful candidate will be an experienced academic leader who has held progressively responsible administrative roles in an academic setting. She or he will have demonstrated a record of ethical, fair, and innovative leadership, with excellent interpersonal, problem solving, and communication skills, as well as a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion and a respect for shared governance. Required credentials are an earned terminal degree in the candidate’s field, with a strong record of scholarship and teaching. The successful candidate will present significant academic administrative experience with evidence of sound fiscal and personnel management, integration of academics and the co-curriculum, and a focus on ensuring success for all members of an academic community.

Preferred Qualifications:

Location: La Verne Central Campus

Special Instructions:
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: http://laverne.edu

Institutional Profile
Located in Southern California, the University of La Verne offers a distinctive and relevant educational experience to a diverse population of students, preparing them for successful careers and a commitment to lifelong learning across the liberal arts and professional programs. The academic units of the not-for-profit university include the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business and Public Management, the LaFetra College of Education, and the College of Law. The university offers both undergraduate and graduate programs, including degree programs tailored for working adults. The university's central campus is located 30 miles east of Los Angeles in the historic Old Town section of La Verne, a city with a population of approximately 35,000 at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. The university also has eight regional campuses throughout California and the College of Law campus in Ontario, California. The university is classified as a Carnegie Doctoral Institution with moderate research activity. Core values are reflected throughout all curricular and co-curricular programs, its emphasis on close professor-student interaction, personal support of its students, and its diversity.

The University of La Verne prides itself in being reflective of the diversity of Southern California. Approximately 80 percent of its nearly 8,500 students come from diverse backgrounds and the U.S. Department of Education has designated the university as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). With 80,000 alumni, the university fulfills a critical community function in educating students from underserved populations, many of whom are the first generation in their family to attend college.

The University of La Verne is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employment or employees on any basis prohibited by state and federal law. University of La Verne hires and promotes individuals based on their qualifications and is consistent with applicable state and federal laws, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, disability, medical condition a or sexual orientation

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