Provost and Executive Vice President
Catawba College seeks an experienced academic leader and administrator with a strong record of progressively responsible leadership to serve as the College’s Provost and Executive Vice President (EVP). The Provost and EVP will have the opportunity to shape the future of a college that is at a significant moment in its 172-year history. On the heels of a transformational $200 million endowment gift, with laudable work that positions the College for reaffirmation by SACSCOC and with the pillars of a strategic plan in place, Catawba is poised to take a momentous step forward. At this juncture, Catawba College seeks a seasoned leader to work closely with the President, to serve as the second ranking executive leader of the College, and to closely collaborate with the College's faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends to preserve and further capitalize on Catawba's unique strengths in order to make the College even better tomorrow than it is today.
Catawba College, with a current enrollment of 1,172 undergraduate and graduate students, is consistently named one of the Top 10 Best Colleges in the South by U.S. News & World Report and is regularly recognized by Colleges of Distinction for its innovative approach to education and its expert blending of the liberal arts with professional programming in business, health sciences, and education. The College's combination of small size, undergraduate focus, and professional programs immersed in the liberal arts has long been the foundation of its success. The Provost and EVP will ensure that Catawba will continue to provide its students a liberal arts education rich in personal attention that prepares them for a life of service.
Reporting directly to President Nelson, the Provost and Executive Vice President is the chief academic officer of the College. The Provost is responsible for implementing the academic strategic plan of the College in conjunction with the faculty. The Provost and EVP will provide primary administrative leadership, direction, and evaluation for all the College's academic activities and faculty affairs. The Provost and EVP serves as the second ranking executive leader of the College and conducts the duties of the Office of President of the College in the President’s absence.
For best consideration, please send all nominations and expressions of interest in confidence to:
Jim Sirianni, Managing Director
Mark Halligan, Senior Associate
Catawba College is committed to diversity and inclusion. In adherence with applicable laws and as provided by College policies, this institution prohibits discrimination in its employment practices and its educational programs and activities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability and veteran status. Additionally, Catawba College promotes equal employment opportunity for women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.