Vice Chancellor for Administrative Affairs

Whitewater, Wisconsin
Mar 16, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
Presidents & Chancellors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The University of Wisconsin Whitewater (UW-Whitewater) seeks an inspiring and innovative leader to provide dynamic leadership as the Vice Chancellor for Administrative Affairs (VCAA).  This position provides visionary leadership to ensure that fiscal decisions and operational planning align with the mission, identity, strategic plan and overall goals of the University. As the institution’s chief business officer, the scope of services performed by the VCAA impacts, supports and reaches across every unit and function of the University. This individual reports directly to Chancellor Beverly Kopper, and serves as a senior administrator and member of the Chancellor’s Cabinet. 

UW-Whitewater is a premier comprehensive university and one of 13 universities in the University of Wisconsin System. UW- Whitewater was founded in 1868 and officially joined the University of Wisconsin System in 1971. It has approximately 1,400 faculty and staff members and an enrollment of more than 12,000 students in 50 undergraduate and 15 masters programs, an education specialist degree and a doctorate of Business Administration. The four colleges include Arts and Communication, Business and Economics, Education and Professional Studies, and Letters and Sciences.

Located in a community of 14,622 residents near the scenic Kettle Moraine State Forest in southeastern Wisconsin, UW-Whitewater is a regional cultural and resource center within convenient driving distance of Madison, Milwaukee and Chicago. 

UW-Whitewater is seeking an accomplished executive with the vision, leadership, experience and management capabilities necessary to ensure that the University’s finance, human resources and university services align with and support the strategic objectives of the institution and serve the needs of students, faculty, staff and others. The VCAA oversees the management of the University’s operating budget of $265 million.

The ideal candidate will possess a proven track record as a strategist with direct oversight experience for a variety of financial and administrative functions, including developing and attaining strategic goals and objectives, preferably in higher education or a similarly complex setting. The VCAA will lead by example, set high expectations for performance and accountability, and possess a strong orientation to mission and service. The VCAA will be a superb communicator with exceptional analytical skills who works proactively with colleagues in a spirit of partnership, transparency and fiscal responsibility. The VCAA will understand and respect shared governance, and be an advocate for an environment that promotes inclusive decision-making, best practices, student success and a sense of community across the University.

UW-Whitewater’s new Vice Chancellor for Administrative Affairs will have the opportunity to be a senior leader of a vibrant, innovative university; partner closely with an energetic and highly regarded Chancellor and a dedicated faculty and staff; engage in the community; and reside in a beautiful region of Wisconsin.

Applications, nominations or confidential inquiries concerning this search may be sent by email to or directed to Jane Courson at (617) 283-0399 or Greg Santore at (609) 413-5715. For fullest consideration, application materials, including a resume, cover letter and three references, who will not be contacted without permission, should be received by April 17, 2017. 

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and all veterans. Names of applicants may be disclosed unless requested otherwise. Names of finalists will be released. UW-Whitewater conducts criminal background checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment.  For UW-W Campus safety information and crime statistics/annual Security Report, see or call the Dean of Students office at: 262-472-1533 for a paper copy.