Carroll University has announced a national search for a new Provost/VPAA. Carroll's new provost will be academically entrepreneurial as a leader, experienced as a teacher and scholar, accomplished as a strategic planner and implementer, consultative by nature, decisive in practice, and informed about the needs of the 21st century learner. As the chief academic officer, the provost will report to President Cindy Gnadinger and will be recognized within Carroll's leadership team as “first among equals.” They will be engaged with a highly qualified faculty, dedicated staff, and a motivated student body. The provost will exercise oversight of the entire academic program, three deans, and eleven other direct reports.
A comprehensive, liberal arts centered, independent university, Carroll enjoys great financial equilibrium from which its future academic program can grow qualitatively and creatively. Carroll provides its new Provost with a platform of enviable strength from which to build for a robust future. The University stands at a positive point of inflection to open a new chapter of academic accomplishment, having just approved a framework from which a detailed strategic plan will be developed and implemented. Carroll is prepared to welcome its new Provost to campus in 2019, as soon after January 1 as possible but preferably no later than July 1.
Chartered in 1846, Carroll is Wisconsin's first four-year institution of higher learning. The University's academic program is organized around the College of Health Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Business. Carroll awards five baccalaureate degrees, eight master's degrees, and the Doctor of Physical Therapy. Carroll is distinguished by its innovative Pioneer Core, in which a cross cultural sequence elevates the general education requirement to an opportunity for exploring the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. All Carroll students are required to complete an immersive Cross-Cultural Experience and an integrative global perspectives colloquium. The employee FTE count increased by nearly 17 percent in the last decade. As of fall 2017, there were approximately 230 FTE faculty and the student to faculty ratio was 15:1. Today Carroll is grounded in the liberal arts, distinctive in the health sciences, and graduates leaders in all fields.
The campus is nestled in a residential neighborhood, a 12-minute walk to the historic downtown area of Waukesha. Waukesha County annually ranks as one of the most highly educated, healthiest, fastest growing, and wealthiest counties in the state of Wisconsin. Historic Waukesha is 17 miles from Wisconsin's largest city, Milwaukee, while Madison is 60 miles away and Chicago is 90 miles to the south.
Prior to making an application, prospective candidates are encouraged to review the provost Search Profile at https://www.carrollu.edu/about/leadership/provost-search for more information about qualifications and the guidelines for applying. Candidates are requested to submit materials by 5 PM on Sunday, August 19, for most favorable consideration. Applications from persons in underrepresented groups are highly encouraged. All inquiries will be received in full confidence by Dr. Thomas B. Courtice, President, TBC Search Consulting, Tom.Courtice@gmail.com.
Carroll University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Carroll University does not discriminate in any manner contrary to law or justice on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran's status in administration of programs or in the employment of faculty and staff.