Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs







California State University, Stanislaus (Stanislaus State) seeks nominations of and applications from experienced, imaginative and student-centered leaders for the position of Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. In partnership with the President, the Provost will provide imaginative leadership to move the Division of Academic Affairs forward, supporting students in their academic and personal development and enhancing retention and graduation rates.


Stanislaus State serves a diverse student body of more than 11,000 students and continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 373 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. Dr. Ellen Junn has begun her fifth year as President of the University, and she has brought a bold, new vision for its future.


Reporting directly to the President, the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs is the chief academic officer and senior administrator in the Division of Academic Affairs, serving as the University's executive officer in the President's absence. The Provost is responsible for providing academic and strategic leadership for all undergraduate, graduate, and research programs of the University, with oversight of the four Academic Colleges (the College of Business Administration; the College of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; the College of Education, Kinesiology and Social Work; and the College of Science), as well as the University Library, University Extended and International Education, the Stockton Campus, the future division of Graduate Studies and Research, grants and contracts, academic resource management, Service Learning, and Faculty Affairs.


The Stanislaus State community seeks a Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs who models and promotes transparent decision-making, has unquestioned integrity, and advocates effectively for faculty, staff and students. In addition, he or she will have a minimum of ten years of progressively responsible senior leadership in Academic Affairs administration and experience managing professional staff at the Director, Associate Vice President, or Dean level and above, and will possess an earned doctorate from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.

To ensure full consideration, completed applications are due by April 15, 2021. The search page, which includes the Executive Search Profile and application and nomination links, is located at


RH Perry & Associates is assisting Stanislaus State with this search. All confidential communications may be directed to our search team: Dr. Sue DeWine, Senior Consultant, at (812) 701-8892, or Mr. Paul Doeg, President and Chief Operating Officer, at (406) 220-2129 or to


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