WittKieffer is proud to partner with the University of New Haven, an institution of extraordinary dynamism and ambition, as it seeks a collaborative, innovative, and forward-thinking academic leader to serve as its next Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs (Provost).
Founded on the Yale campus in 1920, the University of New Haven (UNewHaven) is a private, coeducational University that has been recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report for academic excellence. Located between New York City and Boston in the shoreline city of West Haven, the University is a diverse and vibrant community of more than 9,800 students from across the nation and the globe. Students, staff, and faculty are attracted to the University of New Haven for its notable education and programs, empowering culture, and ability to innovate, as well as its continued upward trajectory. In the last decade, the University has completed more than $300 million in major capital projects while launching more than 80 new degree and certificate programs and specialized areas of study. The University also has campuses in Orange, Connecticut and Tuscany, Italy.
UNewHaven has many strong points, including innovative curricular growth and record-high student enrollment, a campus community that will quickly roll up its sleeves, and a palpable commitment to the mission of preparing students to lead purposeful lives through experiential, collaborative, and discovery-based learning. Known for its transformational commitment to students, optimistic spirit, and ability to push boundaries and unlock new possibilities, the University delivers the kind of foundational education that enables students to lead impactful lives, successfully grappling with and contributing to solutions for the globe's most complex problems. While UNewHaven faces many of the same challenges of campuses with similar size and focus—a critical public eye toward the value of higher education, decreasing high school graduate populations, and the impacts of COVID-19 and market pressures—the University recognizes the need to innovate quickly and strategically to meet the needs and aspirations of today's students. As UNewHaven appoints its seventh president, he or she will select the next provost, and together they will join UNewHaven prior to the fall 2024 semester. Together, the provost and president will establish and implement the strategic vision for the University. The next provost will be an essential partner to the president, contributing expertise about the challenging but exciting and dynamic higher education landscape along with a deep appreciation and respect for the remarkable people, character, and history of UNewHaven.
Reporting to the president and serving as a vital member of the cabinet, the successful candidate will be a collaborative, communicative, and engaged leader who can strategize for the evolution and growth of the academic enterprise to ensure that the University continues to be relevant to its future students and our society. They must have a deep commitment to building a dynamic and inspirational partnership with the president as well as the broader cabinet, and the skills to value, support, and leverage a campus community fully wedded to the UNewHaven mission. The next provost must also bring sufficient experience to lead an academic enterprise of UNewHaven's complexity.
Applications should include, as separate documents, a CV or resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in this profile. WittKieffer is assisting the University of New Haven in this search. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by March 11.
Nominations and inquiries should be directed to:
Melody Rose Ph.D., Sandra Chu, and Randi Miller
Applications should also be submitted to NewHavenProvost@wittkieffer.com.
The University of New Haven is committed to achieving a diverse and pluralistic community that reflects the multiracial and culturally diverse society in the United States through strict non-discrimination in admissions, educational programs and employment. The commitment to Affirmative Action is also a commitment to be proactive in the continuing effort to diversify the faculty, staff and the student body at the University. The University will base decisions on employment so as to further the principle of equal employment opportunity. To learn more, please click here.
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