Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer

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The University System of Georgia (USG) seeks an innovative and proven academic leader to serve as the next Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer (EVC/CAO).  With the System Office located in Atlanta, USG is the third largest university system in the United States, enrolls more than 310,000 students, employs more than 40,000 faculty and staff, and has a combined annual operating budget among all 28 institutions in the System of more than $6 billion.  Working across this large statewide system, the EVC/CAO will address the academic needs of the System and the campuses to further enhance the academic profile of USG and the state’s public higher education offerings.

Building upon the Governor’s and USG Regents’ Complete College Georgia initiative, the University System of Georgia is committed to educational attainment, accountability, partnerships, performance, value, and global competitiveness.  Academic programs, research and services that correspond with job growth and creation will strengthen areas of distinct advantage for Georgia in the global marketplace.  The University System is committed to raising the educational attainment of Georgians including our emerging workforce represented by our youth as well our existing workforce, many of whom have some college but no degree.  For more information on USG, please see the website at www.usg.edu.

Reporting to the Chancellor, the EVC/CAO works closely with the System’s leadership team to initiate and promote the System’s commitment to excellence in education and research.  Through the creation of policies and collaborative work, the EVC/CAO advises and provides leadership on all academic-related areas to the members of the System; identifies and reviews solutions for the USG strategic plan; and supports several special initiatives designed to enhance the quality of education, research and the student experience in Georgia.  The next EVC/CAO will be a key leader in the System’s annual strategic planning effort. 

The EVC/CAO will lead the multi-faceted Academic Affairs Division and have responsibility for a range of areas including Complete College Georgia, New Learning Models, academic programs and planning, faculty affairs, student affairs, international programs, teacher education initiatives, military affairs, Georgia Archives, Georgia Public Libraries, and GALILEO.  Through collaboration with the System campuses, this individual will seek to add value to the overall academic enterprise. 

Initial screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  For optimal consideration, applications should be submitted by February 15, 2017.  The University System of Georgia will be assisted by Ellen Brown and Tracie Smith of Heidrick & Struggles, Inc.  Nominations and applications should be directed to:

USG EVC/CAO Search and Screen Committee

Heidrick & Struggles, Inc.

1180 Peachtree Street

Suite 2610

Atlanta, GA 30309

Email: usgcao@heidrick.com

The University System of Georgia is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  Georgia law provides that public records, which would include certain search materials such as applications and nominations, be open to the public and press.  O.C.G.A. Sec. 50-18-72(a) (11).