Campus Executive Officer and Dean

Baraboo, Sauk County
Feb 20, 2014
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors, Deans

The Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin Colleges invites nominations, expressions of interest and applications for the position of Campus Executive Officer and Dean of UW-Baraboo/Sauk County, one of its 13 campuses, located in Baraboo, Wisconsin.  The mission of the UW Colleges is to make high quality education accessible and affordable to all. Each campus provides the first two years of a liberal arts education and a transfer curriculum for the baccalaureate degree or professional studies, as well as a general education Associate of Arts and Science degree.  All campuses have guaranteed transfer and collaborative degree programs with University of Wisconsin System baccalaureate degree-granting institutions and six campuses currently offer the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree.

UW-Baraboo/Sauk County, with an enrollment of 600 and a faculty and staff of 80, offers a number of innovative programs to help students succeed, including honors and internship programs, online courses and collaborative degree opportunities, the newly established Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree, and a wide range of extra-curricular activities.  The campus is the result of ongoing collaboration between University of Wisconsin Colleges, the University of Wisconsin System, the City of Baraboo, and Sauk County.  As a result of this partnership, the institution is beginning construction of a new science building and a residence hall.  The campus is surrounded by natural beauty, history, and culture and is just a short drive to Devil’s Lake State Park, Madison, and Wisconsin Dells.

The UW Colleges seeks an effective higher education leader with demonstrated success in building strong partnerships with both internal and external constituencies. The successful candidate will be a visionary, capable of developing and implementing strategic, effective responses to current challenges impacting publicly supported colleges. In addition to being an accomplished educator with appropriate graduate degrees, the new CEO/Dean will possess executive management skills to direct and oversee all campus operations.  A high degree of participation in community development and related public activities is expected.  A search profile listing the leadership opportunities, desired qualifications and attributes for the position, along with the complete position description, information about the UW Colleges, the UW-Baraboo/Sauk County campus, and the CEO/Dean search process may be accessed at

To apply, submit complete application materials to: A complete application will consist of  (1) a letter of interest addressing leadership opportunities, qualifications and desired attributes as described in the profile, (2) current resume, and (3) the names and contact information (phone and email) for three professional references.  Applications must be submitted electronically in MS Word or PDF format, addressed to Professor Annette Kuhlmann, Chair, Baraboo Search Advisory Committee.

Applications should be submitted no later than March 28, 2014 to guarantee consideration.  The search committee reserves the right to consider applications until an appointment is made. 

Assisting with the search is:

Lyn Reigstad, Special Assistant
 (608) 575-3088

Nominees and applicants who desire that their interest and/or applications be treated in confidence until the selection of finalists are required by Wisconsin open records laws to submit a written request.  The form to request confidentiality may be obtained at  Completed forms should be e-mailed to:

Applicants for employment are considered without regard to race, color, creed, gender, national origin, age, marital   l or veteran status, sexual orientation, arrest or conviction record, medical condition, or disability.  The Affirmative Action Form can be obtained at  Your decision to respond or not will not affect your opportunity for employment in the University of Wisconsin Colleges.  Further, information provided on this form will not become a permanent part of your personnel file.  All information is confidential and is used for analysis and legal compliance only.

If you choose to complete the form, please e-mail it to:

The University of Wisconsin Colleges is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution committed to diversity and inclusiveness among its employees and in its programs, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, minorities and persons with disabilities.