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Vice President and Dean of the College

Lycoming College

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Lycoming College
Vice President and Dean of the College

Lycoming College, a distinguished, private liberal arts institution in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, seeks a Vice President and Dean of the College (VPDOC). Reporting to the President, the VPDOC will inaugurate this new position, one designed to promote strong collaboration and integration of goals among the student life and academic professionals on campus to benefit Lycoming's diverse student population. The new VPDOC will oversee offices and programs devoted to the success of all students, including transitional experience, leadership development, global education, career and professional development, community service, student clubs and organizations, outdoor recreation and intramural sports, residential life, health and counseling services and a grant-funded project to address sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking. The preferred candidate will have had experience as a faculty member and as an administrator overseeing areas of academic and student life.

Founded in 1812, Lycoming College is one of the nation's oldest and most respected residential liberal arts and sciences colleges and is becoming increasingly recognized for the quality of its experiential programming and for students gaining the skills needed upon graduation in today's world. The College's Strategic Plan centers inclusive excellence as an institutional value, and the VPDOC will be expected to champion and promote equitable outcomes for all community members.

The next VPDOC will create an integrated division incorporating current student life and academic success offices, enhancing the capacity of the College to provide a holistic support system for all students by promoting partnership and collaboration across the College. Partnering with the provost, the VPDOC will manage the College's first year seminar program and further develop the Center for Enhanced Academic Experiences. Collaborating with the chief diversity officer and other cabinet members, the VPDOC will be a leader in promoting a culture that values diversity, inclusion and belonging. By engaging offices across campus, the VPDOC will focus the College's efforts to improve student outcomes, including retention and graduation rates.

Academic Search is assisting Lycoming College in this work. Applications, nominations and expressions of interest may be submitted in confidence to Nominations should include the nominee's full name, title, position and email address. Applications must include a curriculum vitae and a substantive cover letter (PDF preferred) that addresses the expectations regarding the leadership agenda and desired qualities. A list of professional references will be required later in the search process. The position is open until filled, but only applications received by March 24, 2024, can be assured full consideration. Nominators and prospective candidates may arrange a confidential conversation about this opportunity with one of the senior consultants leading the search, Dr. Sharon D. Herzberger and Dr. Tara S. Singer. If you have any questions or if you have a disability and need accommodation with pre-employment processes (i.e., applications, interviews, etc.), please email

Lycoming College proudly celebrates and values diversity. We are committed to fostering an inclusive campus community supporting all faculty, staff, and students. We encourage applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds and all who are interested in supporting and contributing to our mission. Lycoming College is an equal opportunity employer.

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