Vice President for Academic Affairs

Holy Family University

Vice President for Academic Affairs


Holy Family University invites nominations and applications for the position for Vice President of Academic Affairs (VPAA).  Holy Family University is a private institution in the Catholic tradition with campus locations in Philadelphia and Newtown, PA.  Founded in 1954, the University is informed by its values-driven mission of the Catholic ministry of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, and education in the liberal arts and pre-professional programs. Holy Family embraces diversity and inclusion, ensuring a welcoming and accessible learning community for all.


The University comprises four schools: Arts & Sciences, Business & Technology, Education, and Nursing & Health Sciences. Nestled in the heart of a historic residential neighborhood in Northeast Philadelphia, and a bucolic setting in Bucks County, the University is just minutes from the excitement of Center City. Holy Family enrolls more than 3,600 students at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels and was rated the 2023 Safest College in Philadelphia by


The next Vice President for Academic Affairs will play a pivotal role in articulating a strong vision for teaching excellence and innovation, ensuring the highest standards of educational quality and student learning experiences, along with supporting faculty research and scholarship and the professional development of faculty and staff.  The VPAA will champion transformational change to further the mission and vision of Holy Family as it meets the needs of current and future students.


AGB Search is assisting Holy Family University with this search. The full search profile, which includes strategic priorities for, and qualifications of, the next VPAA, as well as application procedures, can be found here: Holy Family University Vice President for Academic Affairs Search.


A complete position profile can be found here: AGB Search


To assure full consideration, applications should be received by April 19, 2024. Application materials should be submitted in PDF format through the AGB Search application found here: Holy Family University VPPA Application Portal. Please direct any nominations, expressions of interest, or questions regarding the application process to or to the AGB Search team:


Tamara Jhashi, Ph.D.

Executive Search Consultant

(248) 821-4766


Matthew J. Kilcoyne


(202) 253-9846


David M. Beacham

Executive Search Consultant