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Vice President for Institutional Support Services

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Vice President for Institutional Support Services

The University of New Mexico (UNM) seeks a strategic and innovative leader to serve as its Vice President for Institutional Support Services (ISS).

The university is the only R1 institution in the State and offers a wide variety of academic programs through 12colleges and schools. These academic options include more than 215 degree and certificate programs, including 94 baccalaureates, 71 master's, and 37 doctoral degrees. The UNM Health Sciences Center includes UNM Hospital, the only Level 1 Trauma Center in New Mexico, and offers over 40 health science degrees and residency programs. Located in the city of Albuquerque, UNM enrolls over 25,000 students and employs over 10,000 faculty and staff. UNM is a Hispanic Serving Institution that takes pride in the extraordinary diversity of its students and in providing opportunities for students, regardless of socioeconomic background.

The Vice President will lead the institutional support services division of the university. This division comprises 15 administrative units with over 600 staff and is devoted to providing the infrastructure and services necessary to attract students to campus and support them as they complete their educational journey. As a service-oriented division, ISS also supports faculty, staff, and students by finding the best solutions for the campus community and providing options in housing, transportation, entertainment, campus planning, and facilities management. This role requires strong strategic leadership in a complex and matrixed organization along with a willingness to engage and collaborate with campus leaders as well as external constituents to advocate for the university's capital and business-related priorities. This role will report to the Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration and will serve on the university's executive cabinet.

WittKieffer is partnering with UNM in this search. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor's degree and at least 10 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. All applications, nominations, and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a resume, and a letter of interest. For fullest consideration application materials should be submitted by Friday, September 8, 2023.

A copy of the full leadership profile can be found here. Candidate materials should be submitted using WittKieffer's candidate portal. Nominations and inquiries can be directed to: Jeff Compher and Cathryn Davis at

The University of New Mexico is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. We are committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce and are dedicated to the goal of building an inclusive and pluralistic faculty and staff. We are committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.

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