Provost & Executive Vice President

  • Colorado State University
  • Fort Collins, CO, USA
  • Feb 03, 2020
Full time Education

Job Description

Colorado State University (CSU) invites applications and nominations for the position of Provost & Executive Vice President. This position reports directly to the president and, as the chief academic officer, works in concert with the president, deans, vice presidents and the campus community to strengthen the university’s reputation as an internationally recognized land-grant institution of higher education with the highest Carnegie ranking (Doctoral University: Very High Research Activity). True to its land-grant mission, CSU is proud of long-standing commitments to access and success of a diverse student body, excellence, education, research and engagement of the highest impact. CSU is deeply committed to its students, faculty and staff and continually seeks to enhance its diversity and inclusion.  The university takes seriously its responsibility to create an engaged academic community without institutional barriers to participation and success.

Colorado State University in Fort Collins, the CSU System’s flagship campus, is on a trajectory of growth and momentum, with a student body exceeding 34,000 students, 7,000 employees, and, as a Carnegie 1 Research Institution, has annual research expenditures exceeding $350 million. CSU has invested more than $1.5B in its physical infrastructure over the last decade, transforming it into one of the most beautiful, state-of-the-art, campuses in the country. CSU is home to several world leading research centers and programs, including the veterinary medicine program ranked among the top three in the nation and some of the world’s most prestigious programs in animal cancer research, atmospheric sciences, alternative energy solutions, and infectious disease. CSU has 76 undergraduate degree programs and 118 graduate degree programs, and has made significant investments in student recruitment, financial aid, student services, and retention. The last five years have been the most successful fundraising era in the university’s history, completing a $1B campaign, more than a year ahead of plan.

The successful candidate for Provost and Executive Vice President will be a distinguished scholar with impeccable academic credentials and unquestionable integrity with a deep appreciation for the mission of a comprehensive land-grant university. Candidates should have a record of scholarly achievement for appointment at the rank of Professor.  Also required are substantial academic, administrative, and financial experience; excellent communication skills; proven competencies in listening, consensus building, conflict management, and collaborative problem-solving; a record of commitment to excellence, diversity, equity and inclusion and service; personal integrity and energy; and demonstrated capacity for innovative and visionary academic leadership. 


How to Apply

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. is assisting Colorado State University in this search. For consideration, all applications must be submitted through Greenwood/Asher. Submission of application materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately, and applications and nominations will be accepted until an appointment is made; however, the priority consideration date is February 28, 2020.

Confidential inquiries, nominations and application materials should be directed to:

Jan Greenwood, President & Partner

Julie Holley, Senior Executive Search Consultant

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc.

42 Business Centre Drive, Suite 206

Miramar Beach, Florida 32550

Phone: 850-650-2277 / Fax: 850-650-2272




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This position is subject to a criminal background check.

Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services. The Acting Title IX Coordinator is the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, 201 Administration Building, Fort Collins, CO. 80523-8004, (970) 491-5312. The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.