Chapman University


The Provost Search Committee of Chapman University invites nominations and applications for the position of Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Chapman University is located in the heart of Orange County, California, an exciting and ever–evolving hub of technology, business, and the arts. A mid-sized, private institution with two campuses, Chapman’s mission is to provide personalized education of distinction that produces inquiring, ethical, and productive global citizens. The University embraces an interdisciplinary approach to teaching, learning, performance, scholarship, and research in its undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs.

Chapman has achieved numerous milestones, spurred by visionary, aspirational, and highly collaborative leadership. In the past decade, Chapman’s enrollments have nearly doubled, a reflection of its strategic focus on programs that address the needs of a changing marketplace. In January 2019, Chapman became a nationally ranked R2 institution, opening up new opportunities and expectations for faculty research and scholarship, graduate programming, and national prominence. Moreover, after being ranked at the top of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Regional Universities – West list for many years, and at #5 in 2018, Chapman debuted among national institutions at #125 in 2019. In all: Chapman has flourished, and will continue to thrive, as an institution with a strong tradition of multidisciplinary, student-centered, personalized education.

Chapman’s next Provost will provide visionary leadership to navigate the institution through today’s dynamic higher education landscape, providing innovative direction that recognizes its distinctive niche in higher education. The Provost will play a significant role in the development and implementation of five-year strategic plans for Chapman that are founded on a commitment to social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Chapman seeks a Provost with a demonstrated track record in academic leadership, a collaborative and inspirational leadership style, and a deep commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Initial screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Chapman University will be assisted by Jackie Zavitz, Ellen Brown Landers, and Jill Sprong of Heidrick & Struggles, Inc. Nominations and applications should be directed to: 

Chapman University Provost Search

Chapman University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing career opportunities to all people, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.