Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Search
Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU), a Catholic and Hispanic-Serving Institution, invites nominations for and expressions of interest in the position of Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs (Provost). OLLU features a historic main campus, a dynamic president, a progressive approach to curricular development, a richly diverse community, an exceptional record of service to others. OLLU offers its next Provost the opportunity to lead and develop a strategic vision for the university’s academic programs, ensure a high-quality academic operation that fulfills the transformative mission of the university, engage with a collaborative leadership model with the committed faculty, and provide students a safe and inclusive learning environment that will prepare them to be active citizens in a global society.
About Our Lady of the Lake University
Founded in 1895 by the Congregation of Divine Providence, OLLU is a private, coeducational comprehensive institution with an enrollment of approximately 2,096 which educates traditional and nontraditional students through small classes, innovative instruction, and rigorous coursework. The university offers approximately 70 undergraduate majors and minors, 15 master’s programs, and 4 doctoral degree programs. Anchored by a San Antonio home base, the institution’s reach has extended to locations in Houston, the Rio Grande Valley, and into more than 42 states via online degree programs.
OLLU seeks an equity-minded visionary and strategic leader with a proven commitment to inclusive academic excellence and shared governance, responsible for fostering excellence in teaching, service, and research, with a strong focus on student success, including access and matriculation, retention and persistence, and credential completion. Reporting to the President and serving as the institution’s Chief Academic Officer, the Provost will play a central role in enhancing academic excellence and aligning priorities with the university’s strategic initiatives.
- An earned doctoral degree and ten years of university leadership experience including senior-level management in higher education, preferably as an academic administrator at the Dean level or above, involving both graduate and undergraduate programs; demonstrated experience in increasingly higher levels of responsibility and authority, preferably in academic affairs.
- A record of excellence in instruction and scholarship commensurate with a tenured appointment in one of the academic departments at OLLU, with a record in program development.
- A mission-focused record of academic collaboration, innovation, and results across multiple constituencies, demonstrated collegiality and love, a consistent reputation for being accessible, and an empowering spirit that encourages faculty and staff to engage productively as stewards of university resources, talent, and reputation.
Community Search Updates
Message from President Chavez announcing Search Committee chairs – Oct. 10, 2023