Vice President and Chief Business Officer

The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology seeks a forward thinking and collaborative leader to serve as vice president and chief business officer. As a key member of the Institute’s Leadership Team, the Vice President and Chief Business Officer will report to the President and assume a strategic role in the overall management of the Institute.  The new Vice President and Chief Business Officer will join an institution with a long history of innovation and impact. As an institute on the leading edge of science, engineering, and mathematics education, Rose-Hulman seeks a new leader with skills in financial management, facilities operations, and administration to develop and execute a vision for these administrative teams to support the Institute’s strategic plan. 

The Vice President and Chief Business Officer will have primary day-to-day responsibility for planning, implementing, managing, and controlling all financial, facility, and administrative related activities of the Institute. This will include responsibility for accounting, finance, treasury, forecasting, financings, lender relationships, and facilities. Additional responsibilities will include interfacing with the Board of Trustees, providing appropriate visibility into the endowment performance, financial reports, forecasts, budgets, and the financial implications of various strategic planning initiatives and serving as administrative liaison to the Audit Committee, Business Administration Committee, and Investment Management Committee. The new Vice President and Chief Business Officer will be responsible for managing and coordinating all Institute contractual and legal matters; directing all governmental and compliance management and reporting; and developing and administering the Institute’s risk management processes and insurance coverages.

The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or related field required. A Master’s degree and CPA licensure are preferred. Ten years of significant relevant experience in some combination of the accounting, financial and operations management areas, preferably in a private college or university setting is expected.  The successful candidate will also have demonstrated ability to lead, including partnering across peer leadership groups and deploying resources to support individual units as well as enterprise wide.

Rose‑Hulman Institute of Technology is a nationally recognized, elite science, technology, engineering, and mathematics college dedicated to giving students the world’s best STEM education in an environment of individual attention and support. Rose-Hulman’s 2,100 undergraduate students benefit from the Institute’s unique blend of personal attention, exceptional teaching, academic rigor, and experiential learning. Situated on a beautiful campus in Terre Haute, Indiana – a city of about 60,000 one-hour west of Indianapolis – Rose-Hulman is recognized as the top-ranked undergraduate engineering college in the U.S.

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How to Apply

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. is assisting Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in this search. Applications and nominations are now being accepted. Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the completion of the search process. Application materials should be submitted to the Rose-Hulman eJobs portal located at the link below.

Rose-Hulman eJobs portal:

Additionally, confidential inquiries, nominations and application materials should be directed to Greenwood/Asher. Candidates should provide, as four separate documents: resume, list of five references, letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in this packet, and personal diversity and inclusive statement that reflects understanding and personal impacts of inclusive excellence. Submission of application materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. The search will be conducted with a commitment of confidentiality for candidates until finalists are selected. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made.

Please direct inquiries, nominations, and application materials to:

Betty Turner Asher, Co-Founder

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, LLC



Denice Perdue, Executive Search Consultant

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, LLC



Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by law