|The Utah State Board of Regents invites nominations and applications for the position of President of Weber State University, the state’s first comprehensive regional university that also retains a community college mission and one of eight institutions within the Utah System of Higher Education.
Founded in 1889, Weber State University is an exceptional teaching university providing associate’s, bachelor’s and master's degrees in business, education, health professions, liberal arts, technology and sciences to meet the needs of the region. WSU offers more than 250 undergraduate certificate and degree programs, and 11 graduate degrees.
Serving more than 25,000 students, drawn predominately from Utah but also including representatives from all 50 states and 49 foreign countries, WSU takes pride in its student-centered environment, meeting the needs of both traditional and nontraditional students. WSU graduates are broadly educated, capable and prepared for meaningful careers, graduate and professional schools, and civic engagement. The hallmark of the university is excellent teaching with extraordinary interactions between faculty and students.
A multi-campus institution, WSU's Ogden campus, 35 miles north of Salt Lake City, features 60 buildings on 526 acres. A second campus, Weber State University Davis in Layton, Utah, is growing to meet increased needs and demands of Davis County residents. WSU Online offers courses and degree programs using technology-enhanced learning to provide greater flexibility to meet the complex needs of students balancing family and work responsibilities. Situated in the western foothills of the spectacular Wasatch Mountains, outdoor recreation and extensive cultural opportunities abound.
The President is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the Board of Regents and is responsible to the Board for overall administration of the University. An institutional Board of Trustees advises the President and approves, disapproves, or makes recommendations concerning initiatives brought to it by the President. Members of the Board of Regents and Boards of Trustees are appointed by the Governor and approved by the Senate.
Ideal candidates should have broad administrative and management experience, a proven record of administrative and scholarly achievement in higher education, experience and success in attracting resources, and leadership qualities essential for the administration of a large, culturally diverse and complex academic institution. An earned doctoral degree is strongly preferred.
Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. is assisting Weber State University in the search. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made. For best consideration, materials should be provided by August 15, 2012. Application materials should include a letter addressing how the candidate’s experiences match the position requirements, an academic curriculum vitae and contact information for at least five references. Submission of materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. Individuals wishing to place names in nomination should submit electronically a letter of nomination to include the name, position, address, and telephone number of the nominee.
Confidential inquiries, nominations, and application materials should be directed to:
Jan Greenwood or Betty Turner Asher
Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc.
42 Business Center Drive, Suite 206
Miramar Beach, FL 32550
The Presidential Search Committee is currently reviewing candidate files and will continue to accept nominations and applications until the position is filled.
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