Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Millersville University
Millersville, Pennsylvania
Oct 14, 2020
Executive Administration Jobs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Millersville University – one of the 14 members of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) – invites applications and nominations for the position of Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. The new Provost will succeed Dr. Vilas A. Prabhu, who has served in this role with distinction since 2004.

Located in the beautiful Lancaster region of Pennsylvania, Millersville is a high-achieving, nationally recognized, comprehensive public university that delivers a personal and high quality academic experience to a wide range of students. The University offers its approximately 7,817 students over 90 undergraduate degree programs and 18 graduate programs, including doctorates in social work, educational leadership and nurse practice. Millersville serves diverse, motivated undergraduate and graduate students who want to learn and grow in a supportive environment that promotes exploration and discovery. The exceptionally committed faculty and staff are proud of the institution’s accomplishments and high degree of engagement with the community.

Under the dynamic leadership of President Daniel Wubah, appointed in 2018, the campus has entered a phase of renewed excitement, new program development, fundraising success, and commitment to its mission. Millersville is seeking an experienced academic leader with the vision and management capabilities to build on this momentum and partner with the president, faculty, students and staff to take the University to even higher levels of academic excellence and student success.

The new Provost will express a passion for the mission of public higher education and an understanding of the important social, cultural and economic roles the University plays in the region and state. A leader who brings an authentic commitment to building a truly diverse and inclusive campus as well as the agility and innovative vision necessary to position Millersville for a long and successful future is critical. Equally important is the need for the Provost to apply strong management skills in leading the office of academic affairs as Millersville embarks on a new strategic plan within the context of the PASSHE system’s transition to a more efficient organizational structure. An earned terminal degree and a record of teaching and scholarly accomplishment sufficient to merit a tenured appointment at Millersville University is highly preferred.

Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Applications should be received as soon as possible and no later than December 4, 2020 to ensure fullest consideration. Interested individuals should submit, as two separate documents, a curriculum vitae and a letter of interest that addresses the themes, responsibilities and requirements described in the full Leadership Profile, available at

Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal.

Nominations and inquiries may be directed to John Thornburgh or Elizabeth Bohan at: [email protected].

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