Viterbo University, a Catholic, Franciscan university, located in beautiful La Crosse, WI—a city with a population of 52,000 in a metropolitan area of over 150,000, amid majestic bluffs and scenic valleys on the ­ Mississippi River.

Vice President for Academic Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness (VPAAIE)

Viterbo University ( is accepting nominations and applications for the position of Vice President for Academic Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness (VPAAIE). Reporting to the President, the VPAAIE is the chief academic officer responsible for providing administrative leadership, direction, and evaluation for all academic activities and faculty affairs of the University. This includes program review and continuous improvement, accreditation and self-evaluation, assessment of student learning, and advancement of student success, personnel decisions, budget development, fiscal accountability, program and curriculum development, continuous improvement of academic student support systems and administration, and fostering the environment of teaching and learning.  The position directly supervises the Assistant Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness, three (3) Deans, the Executive Director of Conservatory for the Performing Arts, the Registrar, the Director of the Academic Resource Center, the Director of Advising and Career Development, and the Academics Office Coordinator.

The selected candidate must have an earned doctoral degree from a regionally accredited institution; ten years of combined experience in a teaching and/or administrative role in a college or university, or related experience; demonstrated commitment to and leadership in education and improved student success; a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship; a proven track record in strategic planning and academic development and assessment; experience building partnerships on and off campus; and must embrace the core values of the University.

Viterbo University is located in beautiful La Crosse, Wisconsin, a city with a population of 52,000 in a metropolitan area of over 150,000, amid majestic bluffs and scenic valleys on the Mississippi River. Founded in 1890 by the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration (FSPA), Viterbo is a Catholic, Franciscan university in the liberal arts tradition. In 1937 the name was changed to Viterbo College and in 2000 to Viterbo University. Viterbo has a total of 2,457 students with an 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio, state-of-the-art facilities, and a faculty that cares deeply about the success of each and every student. Offering over 40 bachelor’s degree majors, 9 master’s degrees, and 3 doctorates, the University’s programs include health and human services, performing arts, education, business, and servant leadership.

Viterbo University is being assisted by the search firm of Hyatt-Fennell, Executive Search Plus. Nominations and application materials should be submitted to Cheryl Hyatt at Applications will include a letter of interest, a current résumé/cv, and contact information for five professional references. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and should be submitted by February 10, 2023, to receive full consideration. All applications and nominations will be considered highly confidential.  

Viterbo University is an equal opportunity employer and encourages nominations and candidacy of historically underrepresented groups.

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