Old Dominion University — Vice President for Digital Learning, ODU Global

Building upon a proud and longstanding tradition of excellence in distance education, Old Dominion University seeks an inaugural Vice President for Digital Learning to establish and lead ODU Global.

A new standalone unit, ODU Global will centralize and strengthen online education operations, staff and support services across the university, extending Old Dominion University’s reach and enhancing its impact as a leader in online learning. 

In leading ODU Global, the Vice President for Digital Learning will carry forward the work of a university-wide task force assembled by President Brian O. Hemphill. After taking office as ODU’s ninth president in 2021, President Hemphill charged the group with producing recommendations for enhancing the university’s online programs and related services while growing the enrollment of fully online students at ODU.

The Vice President for Digital Learning will have significant prior experience with digital pedagogy and learning platforms, a record of successful online program development and management, and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The successful candidate will have a record of success building partnerships that foster an appreciation for the mission and impact of higher education, especially at the highest levels of research and service. They will appreciate the importance of faculty contributions to and authority over academic program content as well as the efficiencies of centralized operations. Read more in the leadership profile.

Old Dominion University is a dynamic, minority-serving public research institution that provides educational opportunities for more than 24,000 students through traditional and online undergraduate and graduate programs, strategic partnerships and active civic engagement.

Located in the coastal city of Norfolk, VA, between Washington, DC, and Raleigh, NC, Norfolk is home to numerous local offices of federal agencies and private industries, many of which actively partner with the university.

WittKieffer is assisting ODU in this search. Applicants should provide: 1) a letter of interest stating how their experiences and qualifications align with the opportunity; 2) a CV; and 3) a statement that reflects their commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and their experience working in diverse communities and with students from underrepresented groups. The search which will remain open until an appointment is made.

Confidential nominations and inquiries can be directed to Robin Mamlet, Philip Tang and Natalie Song using WittKieffer’s candidate portal or by email at ODUGlobal@wittkieffer.com.

It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, gender, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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