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Oglethorpe University, a nationally ranked private liberal arts and sciences college located near Atlanta, GA, seeks three outstanding leaders to advance a new era of success. Led by the innovative vision of its newly appointed president, Dr. Nicholas Ladany, Oglethorpe stands ready to welcome new members to its leadership team: Dean of the Hammack School of Business, Vice President for Advancement, and Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.  As the university moves into a comprehensive strategic planning process to set the direction for the next phase of growth and elevation for the university, Oglethorpe strives to highlight and advance its commitment to the liberal arts, interdisciplinarity, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and high impact practices, as well as enhance lifelong relationships in alignment with philanthropic priorities. 

Oglethorpe University has retained Isaacson, Miller to assist in all three of these important recruitments. Please direct all inquiries and applications as indicated at the end of this post.



Oglethorpe seeks a visionary, entrepreneurial, and hands-on builder to serve as Dean of the Hammack School of Business. Established by a generous alumni gift in 2019, the Hammack School is poised to grow in size and impact, providing a distinctive liberal arts and business education to a remarkably diverse student body. Working with the university and business communities, the Dean will play a pivotal role in building excitement around the school’s unique trajectory and reach, centered in principles of experiential and interdisciplinary learning, equity and diversity, high impact practices, and excellence in producing the next-generation leaders of the 21st century. The Dean joins the Hammack School at a moment of vast potential and will have an opportunity to build distinction in academic programming, student and alumni success, and shape the future of a unique liberal arts and student-centered business education.

The Dean will lead the Hammack School in growing its distinctive and interdisciplinary offerings, enhancing relationships internally and externally, and amplifying the School’s connections and contributions to the regional community and business education landscape. The successful candidate will: have an earned Ph.D. or terminal degree; demonstrate a proven understanding, commitment, and track record of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion; and bring to bear significant organizational building experience within an academic enterprise.



Oglethorpe seeks an experienced and aspirational Vice President for Advancement to expertly lead all fundraising and alumni engagement efforts during an exciting moment in university history. President Ladany and the board of trustees are committed to investing in and building a world-class advancement enterprise, particularly as the university embarks on a strategic planning process. Leveraging this support, the incoming Vice President will play a key role in defining and championing philanthropic priorities; serve as a critical and collaborative member of the President’s Cabinet, and elevate the advancement program by implementing best practices to support Oglethorpe’s mission of providing a superior liberal arts and sciences education. In doing so, the Vice President will also leverage the university’s unique approach to interdisciplinary learning when identifying new funding opportunities for academic programs, recognizing the uniqueness of Oglethorpe’s location as it relates to pursuing philanthropic opportunities among corporations, foundations, and arts and culture institutions in Atlanta and beyond.

With management responsibilities for a team of ten, the Vice President will promote a results-oriented work environment that encourages innovation, promotes diversity, and rewards collaboration – both in the division and around campus – and group achievement. The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of seven to ten years of progressively responsible leadership experience in a comprehensive advancement operation; a track record of significant personal success in donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship at major and principal gift levels; and the ability to transform new ideas into executable and enduring programs to identify and engage the next generation of donors to Oglethorpe. A bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree is preferred.



Oglethorpe seeks an enthusiastic, dynamic, and strategic individual to serve as its inaugural Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The Vice President will join the institution at an impactful time as Oglethorpe strengthens its commitment to excellence by making diversity, equity, and inclusion a top institutional priority. The appointment of this role comes at a moment of unique opportunity, with the support of a new president, a newly formed Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Task Force, and staff, faculty, and students eager to have this new function on campus. Additionally, these unprecedented times consumed by a global pandemic and movement for racial justice and equity allow for innovative change in new areas. As a member of the President’s Cabinet, the Vice President will educate campus stakeholders and champion transparency and accountability of diversity initiatives as a shared priority at the highest levels of leadership and governance by developing significant collaborative partnerships with senior administration, faculty, staff, students, alumni, trustees, and community members to strengthen the fabric of diverse cultural and equity throughout Oglethorpe.

Under the leadership of President Ladany, the successful candidate will be an unwavering diversity advocate and trusted partner who values a liberal arts and sciences education and has demonstrated experience as a skilled administrator, advisor, and strategic leader. The Vice President will lead and inform the strategic discussion advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion across the university and, working closely with the President and other key campus leaders, will build, guide, and assess policies and practices that encourage diversity, equity, and inclusion as a means of improving the university’s cultural climate and identity. A bachelor’s degree is required; a Ph.D., Ed.D., or terminal degree is preferred.


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Oglethorpe University is an equal opportunity educational institution. Faculty, staff, and students are admitted, employed, and treated without regard to race; color; religion; national origin; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity or gender expression; marital status; pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions; age; disability or handicap; genetic information; citizenship status; service member status; or any other category protected by federal, state or local law. Oglethorpe University complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, Sections 503/504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008, as well as other applicable federal, state and local laws. In compliance with these laws and regulations, Oglethorpe University has established the following specific policies and guidelines.