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The College of Charleston announces a nationwide search to recruit a new Executive Vice President of Business Affairs.  


Located in the heart of historic Charleston, South Carolina, the College of Charleston is a nationally recognized public liberal arts and sciences university with professional programs like business, education, and engineering. Founded in 1770, the College is among the nation’s top universities for quality education, student life and affordability. Its beautiful and historic campus, combined with contemporary facilities, cutting-edge programs and accessible faculty attracts students from across the U.S. and around the world.


Over 9,500 undergraduates and approximately 1,000 graduate students at the College enjoy a small-college feel blended with the advantages and diversity of a mid-sized, urban university. They work closely with a committed faculty, made up of more than 500 distinguished teacher-scholars. And the city of Charleston – world-renowned for its history, architecture, culture and coastal environment – serves as a living and learning laboratory for experiences in business, science, technology, teaching, the humanities, languages and the arts.


The Division of Business Affairs enables the College’s mission by providing support of the operating, financial, technological, and physical infrastructure components of campus. The Division works to secure and effectively manage funds necessary to maintain the College’s academic programs and support services. The unit is organized into multiple departments, which provide many fundamental services to students, faculty, and staff. (Additional information about the Division can be found at http://businessaffairs.cofc.edu/.)


Reporting directly to the President of the University, Andrew Hsu, the EVP of Business Affairs will serve as the chief financial officer of the University, will be a key member of the President’s cabinet. The chosen candidate will provide leadership and focus for all financial and operational matters. The University seeks an EVP of Business Affairs who combines technical expertise and broad managerial experience with a collaborative and collegial leadership style. The best candidates will possess a spirit of partnership, transparency, proven fiscal responsibility, and a broad understanding of challenges facing public higher education. An innovative leader with proven success in change management is ideal. An MBA, CPA or other graduate degree is preferred, but not required.   


While applications and nominations will be accepted until a new EVP is selected, interested parties are encouraged to submit their materials to our consultant at the address below by January 15 to receive optimal consideration. Application materials should include a current resume and letter of interest.


Charleston EVP/CFO Search

R. William Funk & Associates

2911 Turtle Creek Boulevard, Suite 300

Dallas, Texas 75219

Email: krisha.creal@rwilliamfunk.com

Fax: 214-523-9067


The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.