Administration, Education, Higher Education

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Los Angeles, CA

Loyola Marymount University (LMU), a top-ranked university in Los Angeles, invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for its next executive vice president and chief operating officer (EVP/COO).

The EVP/COO provides leadership to seven direct reports and a broad range of administrative areas central to the core operation of the University, including: Finance Division (including the Chief Financial Officer); Campus Safety and Security; Facilities Management and Campus Operations; Human Resources; Information Technology Services; Administration; and Auxiliary and Business Services.

The successful candidate will have extensive leadership experience at an executive level, preferably within an academic environment similar in size, scope, and complexity to LMU. The candidate must also have demonstrated success in, and knowledge of, finance, capital projects, contract management, compliance, and shared governance as well as a demonstrated commitment to diversity, the ability to foster innovative and creative problem solving, strong listening and communication skills, and a presence that engenders trust, confidence, and respect.

View and download the full position description here.

Tom Phillips and Laurie Casteen of Koya Partners, the executive search firm that specializes in mission-driven search, have been exclusively retained for this engagement. To express interest in this role please submit your résumé and letter of interest here. All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.

Koya Partners is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals living with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual living with a disability and need assistance expressing interest online, please email If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information regarding how to request accommodation for the interview process.

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