Provost & Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Utica College, founded in 1946 and located in the heart of Central New York, seeks nominations and applications for the position of Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. Utica College seeks an exceptional leader with a strong record of academic accomplishment to serve in this key leadership position and partner effectively with the senior management team under President Laura Casamento.


Distinguished for its integration of liberal and professional studies, Utica College (UC) is a comprehensive private institution serving a diverse community of approximately 5,000 full- and part-time students from 45 states and 39 countries. UC offers 45 undergraduate and 20 graduate programs delivered on-campus through facilities in Utica, Syracuse, and Florida, and online. In 2016, the College won national recognition by taking the lead in addressing college affordability through its tuition reset. UC’s 145 full-time and 325 part-time faculty have built a tradition of excellence in teaching and learning with emphasis on providing individual attention to the students we serve.


The City of Utica, New York has a population of 60,000 and is located at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in the Mohawk Valley region of upstate New York. The area offers easy access to a broad variety of cultural attractions as well as four-season recreation.


Reporting to the President, the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs (Provost & SVPAA) is the chief academic officer, administering an academic budget of $3.5 million, with responsibility for the faculty as well as the staff in Academic Affairs and related administrative departments that support the College’s academic program. In consultation with the faculty, the Provost & SVPAA articulates and directs the academic vision of the College, providing leadership to support and enhance the College’s commitment to academic excellence, scholarly values, and a strong liberal education integrated with professional study. He or she is responsible for maintaining the quality of the academic environment through the development and assessment of curriculum and the facilitation of interdisciplinary teaching and research in an increasingly diverse community of faculty, students, and staff. The Provost & SVPAA advises the President on college-wide planning, policy and operations, and acts on the President’s behalf in her absence or as designated.


The Provost & SVPAA oversees the Office for Diversity and Inclusion and will lead the charge for a variety of initiatives, including a comprehensively redesigned approach to hiring an increasingly diverse workforce - one that mirrors the richness in diversity of the Utica area and Utica College’s student body. Utica College is actively seeking and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society.


To be considered, candidates must have an earned terminal degree and have been awarded tenure with a distinguished record of accomplishment in teaching, active scholarship, service, program funding, and collaborative governance. The successful candidate must demonstrate a commitment to the life of the mind, have substantial higher education experience, a distinguished record of progressively advanced administrative experience, and a demonstrated responsibility for a broad range of organizational areas including planning and assessment, institutional effectiveness measures, strategic planning, faculty development, operational and capital budgeting, human resource practices, and information technology applications and trends. The successful candidate will have outstanding written and oral communication skills, along with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse groups.


For full consideration, a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, and five professional references, should be forwarded to the email address listed below. The cover letter should address experiences in working in and fostering a diverse and inclusive environment. The search process will begin this fall and continue until the position is filled. Nominations, inquiries and expressions of interest should be forwarded, in confidence, to:


Steve Leo, Vice President

Vicki Henderson, Senior Associate

Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, LP



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Utica College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse populations.