Fresno Pacific University

Provost Search


Fresno Pacific University (FPU) invites nominations and applications for the position of provost.

Fresno is the heart of the San Joaquin Valley, the nation’s leading agricultural area. But the city—fifth largest in California and largest in the Valley—also enjoys a truly urban scene with tech, music, theater, museums and cultural venues and baseball. Its central location in the state is just hours away from the Bay Area, Los Angeles and three national parks, including the iconic Yosemite, as well as beautiful Pacific beaches and the snow-capped Sierra Nevada.

Fresno Pacific University offers undergraduate and graduate programs that couple academic preparation and a strong ethical foundation in a community that honors Christ and supports students. Traditional and adult students study on the main Fresno campus, which includes Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary, or at regional campuses throughout California’s Central Valley, as well as online. FPU’s strong graduation rate includes its Latinx and first-generation students, each making up about half the student body, and the university is a proud Hispanic Serving Institution. FPU is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and the seminary is accredited by the Association of Theological Seminaries.

FPU seeks an accomplished leader who is also an effective and selfless team player; someone who will be a respected leader in a Christian university serving traditional undergraduate students, adult degree completion students and graduate students, while working with the president and members of his cabinet in implementing a progressive and evolving strategy for growth.

The provost of Fresno Pacific University will be a servant-leader who possesses a terminal degree and a deep appreciation of the value of Christian higher education. The provost will embrace the USMB Confession of Faith and values of the Mennonite Brethren.

A complete Position Profile may be found at Additional information about Fresno Pacific University can be found at

The Fresno Pacific University Provost Search Committee will begin reviewing and evaluating applications as they are received and will continue to accept and review credentials until a new provost is selected. To ensure fullest consideration, candidates are advised to submit their materials by August 11, 2023.

Dr. Richard A. Wueste ( of AGB Search is assisting this search.

Applications should be submitted electronically in Word or PDF format to:

Application materials should include:


  • A Letter of Interest that responds to the Opportunities & Challenges of the Next Provost and the Qualifications & Qualities of the Next Provost sections of this profile.
  • A current CV or resume.
  • The names and contact information (telephone and email) for five references, none of whom will be contacted until a later stage of the search or without the formal permission of the candidate. All inquiries and applications will be received and evaluated in confidence.

Please direct inquiries and nominations to:

Richard W. Wueste, J.D.
Executive Search Consultant, AGB Search
(540) 431-5131

Fresno Pacific University is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic or social background, sex, age or disability. Committed to excellence and actively supportive of cultural diversity, FPU invites individuals who contribute to such diversity to apply.