Provost and Vice President for the Learning Unit

Warren, Michigan
Mar 28, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
Provosts, Vice Presidents
Institution Type
Community College

Macomb Community College is a nationally ranked, multi-campus institution located in Macomb County that provides high-quality, affordable education options for residents in Southeast Michigan.  Providing educational opportunities to more than 48,000 people each year, Macomb is consistently ranked among the top 2 percent nationally for the number of associate degrees awarded and is the largest community college in Michigan.

Macomb Community College offers nearly 200 degree and certificate programs, offered through day, evening, weekend and online classes.   In addition, the college is also home to the Macomb University Center.   Located on the College’s Center Campus, the University Center partners with 12 colleges and universities who provide access to 75 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees, including a doctor of osteopathic medicine through Michigan State University.  The college also offers Workforce and Continuing Education classes, which provide individuals with job skills, professional development, certificates and personal growth opportunities.   Macomb’s customized training programs support workforce and economic development needs of residents and companies, serving approximately 300 employers.

Macomb Community College is a leader in the procurement of federal and state grants to provide training and development opportunities.  Macomb led a consortium of eight community colleges in securing a grant to create the Michigan Coalition for Advanced Manufacturing (M-CAM), providing nearly $25 million (Macomb’s portion $9,615,803) to support curriculum development and training in welding, CNC machining, mechatronics and production.  The college’s Center for Advanced Automotive Technology (CAAT) is funded through $4.8 million in combined grants from the National Science Foundation.  The CAAT serves as a curriculum resource for institutions of higher education and local school districts.   In 2015, the State of Michigan awarded Macomb $3.8 million through the Community College Skilled Trade Equipment program to purchase new equipment to strengthen curriculum in advanced manufacturing programs.  In 2015, President Obama visited Macomb Community College to announce a $3.9 million Department of Labor grant to support the development of apprenticeships in manufacturing and information technology.  Please visit for additional information.


Macomb Community College invites confidential applications and nominations for the position of Provost and Vice President for the Learning Unit.  The College’s current Provost has been selected as Macomb’s sixth President, effective July 1, 2017. The successful candidate will be passionate about and committed to student success and recognize the role it plays in the advancement of the communities served by the college.

The College seeks a visionary, inspirational, and transformative leader as the next Provost and Vice President for the Learning Unit.  A full job description may be found at


The Provost and Vice President for the Learning Unit recognizes student success as the engine that drives the College; She or he will work collaboratively with internal and external constituencies to move the College to its next level of excellence. A full list of qualifications and characteristics may be found in the profile   A partial listing includes: An earned doctorate from a regionally accredited institution of higher education; Demonstrated accomplishment at a senior management level, preferably at a large, multi-campus, diverse, community college; and Proven effectiveness using a collaborative, transparent, and evidence supported decision making process.


Please direct inquiries and nominations to the College’s search consultant: Angela Provart, President Pauly Group, Inc., 3901 Wood Duck Drive, Suite E, Springfield, IL 62711.  Phone: 217-241-5400, FAX 217-241-5401, Email:

Please submit electronically to the following documents as MS Word or Adobe Acrobat attachments:  (1) a cover letter that addresses the Personal and Professional Qualifications; (2) a current resume; and (3) names and contact information of three professional references.

Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with materials submitted by Monday, May 1, 2017 receiving priority consideration. All applications are confidential and references will not be contacted without the expressed authorization of the applicant.

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

As an equal opportunity employer and learning institution, Macomb Community College recruits, hires and promotes for all positions without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, age, height, weight, disability, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, marital status, familial status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.  All employment decisions are based on the qualifications of each individual. No person shall be denied equal treatment as a result of a College practice or policy. The college is committed to racial, cultural and ethnic diversity. 

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