Gannon University — Provost and Vice President for Student Experience

Provost and Vice President for Student Experience

Gannon University invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of Provost and Vice President for Student Experience (Provost/VPSE). Located in Erie, Pa., Gannon is a growing and thriving diocesan Catholic university focused on transforming the lives of students, colleagues, and the communities it serves. The University seeks a Provost/VPSE who is committed to the University's mission and hungry to support the momentum the University is enjoying. This individual will be a vital partner for President-Elect Dr. Walter Iwanenko, who is moving from this provost role to the presidency on July 1, 2023, in building on a track record of institutional success.

The Provost and Vice President for Student Experience advises the President and acts on the President's behalf during his absence and is responsible for all undergraduate and graduate academic matters, student academic support services, and program development, delivery, and assessment. The Provost/VPSE provides leadership for the curriculum and integration with the co-curriculum, including the liberal studies core curriculum; all undergraduate and graduate academic program curricula and faculty development programs; student development and engagement, residence life and food services, athletics, health and wellness, and student support; and assessment and planning within the division.

The University is experiencing its largest enrollment in its history, eclipsing 4,750 students, including 15% racial diversity and an additional 20% from nearly 70 other countries. It has achieved consecutive, substantial annual financial operating surpluses at nearly $4 million on an approximately $100 million FY21 budget; launched a $100 million comprehensive campaign that has already raised more than $75 million in advance of its 100-year anniversary celebration in 2025; engaged its nearly 1,000 (632 full-time) employees in their development as a campus environment that earned honor roll status as a Great College To Work For®; and moved into a new strategic plan that continues more than a decade of successful execution of thoughtful plans and strategic initiatives. These accomplishments have led to a healthy campus learning and work environment, the creation of a successful additional location in Ruskin, Fla., as well as more than $150 million of capital projects on the Erie campus.

Academic Search is assisting Gannon in this search. Applications, nominations, and expressions of interest may be submitted electronically, and in confidence, to When submitting a nomination, please include the nominee's full name, title, institution, and email address. For more information about this opportunity, the institutions, qualification, and application process, please review the full position profile which can be downloaded from the Academic Search website.

The position is open until filled but only applications received by Tuesday, January 31, 2023, can be assured full consideration. Review of applications will begin around January 15, 2023. Confidential discussions about this opportunity may be arranged directly with Senior Consultant Scott Flanagan at or via email at

It is the policy of Gannon University to affirmatively implement equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and existing students and employees. In administering its affairs, the University shall not discriminate against any person on any basis prohibited by law. All aspects of employment including recruitment, selection, hiring, training, transfer, promotion, termination, compensation and benefits shall conform to this policy. All aspects of student affairs and education of students including recruitment, admissions, financial aid, placement, access to facilities, student discipline, student life and student employment conform to this policy. Furthermore, Gannon University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs and activities. Gannon University will protect the rights of all students and employees to work and study free from harassment, including sexual harassment and/or sexual violence.