At the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC), a passion for excellence is embraced as the University changes lives and transforms communities. UTC prepares students for the challenges of tomorrow, collaborating with community partners, faculty, and staff to fully explore the challenges and opportunities within one of the nation's best mid-sized cities. The University remains committed to transformational student success and community engagement – "engaging students, inspiring change, and enriching the community." Within this context of innovation and opportunity, UTC is seeking nominations and applications for the position of Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs (EMSA).
UTC was founded in 1886, and today it is a national model for metropolitan universities. In collaboration with the University's many regional partners, UTC offers an experiential learning environment with outstanding teaching scholars in bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs. UTC is part of the University of Tennessee System and serves a diverse student body of nearly 11,500 undergraduate and graduate students. The four academic colleges and the Graduate School offer 47 baccalaureate degrees with 128 program concentrations; 24 graduate certificate programs; 23 master's programs with 48 program concentrations; six doctoral degrees with seven program concentrations; and an education specialist program with three program concentrations. The University's 2025 Strategic Plan underscores the imperative to communicate assertively and effectively within a dynamic higher education environment, setting forth the vision to allow UTC to continue to adapt and thrive, now and into the future.
Nestled between the foothills of southern Appalachia and the Cumberland Plateau, Chattanooga is an outdoor lover's playground where celebrated climbing, hiking, biking, and paddling abound. The Tennessee Riverwalk, Innovation District, events at Miller Park and Plaza, and the Bluff View Arts District are just steps from campus. Chattanooga's renaissance has received international acclaim. Outside magazine named Chattanooga the Best Town Ever
- twice - and the city has received accolades from The New York Times
, Lonely Planet
, and Southern Living
Following recent enrollment growth, including a record fall '23 freshman class, the University seeks an experienced, entrepreneurial, and energetic leader. The Vice Chancellor reports directly to Chancellor Steven Angle
and works in partnership with him, a team of academic and administrative leaders, and the existing divisional staff to sustain and advance UTC's considerable momentum. Under the current administration, UTC has assembled a vibrant leadership core as well as a highly qualified team within EMSA.
The division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs at UTC includes functional units such as enrollment management, student affairs, student success, residence life, and student health and wellness. The division is also expected to maintain productive, collaborative relationships with academic affairs and other units on campus. The Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs serves as the institution's chief officer in enrollment management and student affairs and serves on the cabinet ("executive leadership team").
The successful candidate will bring deep experience in enrollment management and/or student affairs. The next Vice Chancellor will also possess impeccable integrity; strong communication and interpersonal skills; an ability to effectively lead, develop, and mentor a team; and excellent strategic planning and thinking skills. A bachelor's and master's degree are required; a doctorate is valued.
All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a CV or resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in the profile, which can be found here: www.wittkieffer.com
WittKieffer is assisting the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in this search. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by Monday, October 23, 2023.
Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer's candidate portal
Nominations and inquiries can be directed to:Amy Crutchfield, Shelley Arakawa, J.D.
and Ashlee Winters Musser
UTC-VCEMSA@wittkieffer.comThe University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.
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