COLLEGE OF BUSINESS, COMMUNICATION, AND LEADERSHIP
The Alvernia University community and Senior Vice President and Provost Glynis Fitzgerald are seeking an innovative, visionary, collaborative, enthusiastic, and student-centered leader to serve as founding Dean of the College of Business, Communication, and Leadership. The newly formed College emerged from the institution's planning processes that resulted in a new organizational structure grounded in Alvernia's Franciscan mission
and vision and adopting a student-centric operating model. The new academic structure is a four-college model designed to establish the institution as an innovative and entrepreneurial leader in higher education and position it for continued growth and success. The Dean will be a highly visible leader on campus and in the greater Reading community.
Alvernia University, a private Franciscan institution rooted in the tradition of Catholic higher education and located in Reading, Pennsylvania, combines a liberal arts foundation with a broad range of academic and professional programs. With an enrollment of nearly 3,000 undergraduate, graduate and adult students, Alvernia creates a learning environment that is meant to be formative and transformative, committed to service and ethical leadership and to doing well and doing good. Combining the personal touch and attention of a small private college with the opportunities of an outstanding university, Alvernia is thriving and poised for continued growth.
The College of Business, Communication, and Leadership offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs for traditional as well as adult and part-time students. As the Academic and Administrative officer for the College, the Dean is a member of the Senior Vice President and Provost's Leadership Team and reports directly to the Senior Vice President and Provost. The Dean is responsible for the excellence of the academic programs within the College and oversees decisions pertaining to faculty recruitment and support, program accreditation, research/scholarship, fundraising, budget, and resource allocations.
To ensure full consideration, completed applications are due by October 8th, 2021.
The search page, which includes the Executive Search Profile and application and nomination links, is located here
RH Perry & Associates
, a national executive search firm, is assisting Alvernia University in this search. All confidential communications may be directed to our search team: Dr. Kathy Krendl, Senior Consultant, and Mr. Matthew Kilcoyne, Managing Partner, at [email protected]