Indiana University Kokomo — Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Indiana University Kokomo invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for its next Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. 

One of seven Indiana University campuses, IU Kokomo is located about 60 miles north of Indianapolis and is dedicated to serving the needs of approximately 3,000 students in a 14-county region. Named as a top regional college in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges, high-impact and experiential learning practices lie at the heart of the IU Kokomo educational mission and practice. This deep commitment to student success via diverse learning opportunities is exemplified by the Kokomo Experience and You (KEY) program, an overarching academic framework for delivering experiential learning to all students, ensuring they have expanded their perspectives on their future pathways by the time they graduate. The IU Kokomo campus is home to five academic schools with nearly 140 faculty, 100 part-time adjuncts, and 120 full-time staff. 

In close partnership with Chancellor Mark Canada, who began his tenure in August 2022, and university leadership, the new executive vice chancellor for academic affairs (EVCAA) will play a crucial role in cultivating IU Kokomo’s distinct academic identity as a place where students engage in hands-on learning in an in-person and highly personalized environment. As such, the next EVCAA will provide critical leadership in preserving IU Kokomo’s distinctive identity and value proposition, while also meeting the demand for other kinds of learning, especially online education. 

Additionally, the EVCAA will engage with the deans, faculty, and the entirety of the university community to implement an academic master plan that will guide the development of new academic programs that meet the community’s workforce needs, while also prioritizing and strengthening existing programs. The EVCAA will work collaboratively with senior leadership, faculty, and staff to support enrollment management efforts, as well as offer expertise gained through previous experience to build on the university’s student success efforts. They will readily use data to identify, fund, and expand, as needed, the most promising student success efforts, be they in the academic or non-academic realm. The EVCAA will be an authentic and passionate advocate for diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ) across student, faculty, and staff communities. This leader will champion faculty and foster a culture of shared governance on campus.

The successful candidate will be an engaged, collaborative, and entrepreneurial leader with a demonstrated commitment to faculty excellence and innovations that enhance student success. IU Kokomo’s faculty and staff look forward to an inspiring, decisive, and strategic leader with an unrelenting commitment to undergraduate and graduate education. As an established leader and manager, the EVCAA will be experienced in relevant areas such as comprehensive academic planning, accreditation, strategic planning, and assessment, with a commitment to maintaining a climate of collaboration and transparency at all levels of the university community. Finally, the successful candidate will have a record of academic administrative leadership experience with an earned doctorate or terminal degree from an accredited university with the teaching, scholarship, and service credentials that would qualify them for the rank of professor at the time of appointment.

All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a CV or resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in the leadership profile available at WittKieffer.com.

WittKieffer is assisting the Indiana University Kokomo in this search. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by October 27, 2022. Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal.

Nominations and inquiries can be directed to: Jen Meyers Pickard, Ph.D., Lauren Bruce-Stets, and Jenna Brumleve at IUK-EVCAA@wittkieffer.com.

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