Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness

University of Lynchburg
Lynchburg, Virginia

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Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness

The University of Lynchburg seeks a collaborative leader and their next vice president for institutional effectiveness (VPIE). The successful candidate will have experience in higher education, familiarity with multiple data platforms, and a successful record of working with teams and communicating across large systems. The VPIE will be charged to lead the following functions for the University: strategic planning, accreditation, institutional assessment and data integration.

About the University

The University of Lynchburg is a private university in Central Virginia enrolling about 2,000 undergraduate students in professional and liberal arts study, and more than 1,000 graduate students in master’s and doctoral programs. Founded in 1903, the University of Lynchburg is one of the oldest colleges in Virginia to be coeducational from its founding. It is recognized for engaging classes, character development in students, and community outreach that includes more than 70,000 hours of service each year. It is affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), an inclusive denomination embracing dialogue with people of all beliefs. The University is one of only 46 nationwide to be included in Loren Pope’s Colleges That Change Lives and one of 60 nationwide selected to participate in the Bonner Leader Program.

The Position

University of Lynchburg seeks a visionary leader with the experience, knowledge, and interpersonal skills to lead the institutional assessment, data integration, strategic planning, and accreditation efforts. The VPIE needs to have strong data management and communication skills to consolidate and centralize and advance data collection and use across the University. As the chief institutional effectiveness officer and a member of the Executive Council, the vice president oversees all research and assessment, accreditation, data management and strategic planning functions for the University. The VPIE supervises the director of institutional research and analytics, and will have the opportunity to hire 2 additional employees to build the necessary team to achieve the areas outlined in the leadership agenda below.

Applications and Nominations

This search is assisted by Academic Search, led by Senior Consultants Tom Shandley and Mahauganee Shaw. Nominations, inquiries, and application materials can be submitted to [email protected]. Only applications received by September 24 can be assured full consideration. For more information about the University, the position, and the application procedures, please visit the search prospectus (PDF).

The University of Lynchburg is committed to diversity within its community and welcomes applications from persons of color, women, Indigenous/aboriginal people of North America, persons with disabilities, the LGBTQIA+ community, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University of Lynchburg community.

The University of Lynchburg is an equal opportunity employer.


The University of Lynchburg is a comprehensive, independent institution that offers distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs reflecting a commitment to teaching and learning, scholarship, and service to the broader community. As a student-centered university, Lynchburg is one of 40 institutions included in the book "Colleges That Change Lives."

Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Central Virginia, the University of Lynchburg is located on a 250 acre campus. Undergraduates number approximately 2,000 students in 40 majors, and graduate programs serve 650 students through 16 master's degrees and three doctoral programs.

The strategic plan, Vision 2020, supports the dynamic campus atmosphere by enhancing student engagement in the classroom, active learning, integrated co-curricular activities including Division III athletics, and alumni connections.

Founded in 1903, the University of Lynchburg is affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and welcomes people of all beliefs. In the fall of 2018, the institution will became the University of Lynchburg. See http:

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