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Creighton University, a top-ranked private, Jesuit, and Catholic comprehensive university, seeks a collaborative, engaged, and innovative student affairs leader to serve as the Vice Provost for Student Life (Vice Provost). The Vice Provost will be joining Creighton as they embark on fulfilling an ambitious strategic plan that charts a bold, dynamic, and inspiring future focused on student success and holistic student development that will develop graduates who are deeply engaged in tackling complex issues facing society. The next Vice Provost will have the opportunity to serve as a strategic partner with a dedicated and highly collaborative President’s Cabinet and Council, Provost Council, and other senior leaders, staff, and faculty at Creighton to continue to cultivate an institutional culture around student success, well-being, and engagement for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students at both their Omaha and Phoenix campuses.  

 

As one of 27 Jesuit universities in the U.S., Creighton consistently ranks as one of the top National Universities and number one in the Midwest. Creighton is also recognized for undergraduate teaching, innovation, and as a best-value institution. The university enrolls more than 4,400 undergraduate and 4,300 graduate and professional students across nine schools and colleges with its main campus in Omaha, Nebraska, and a Phoenix health sciences campus that opened in 2021. Demonstrating the university’s commitment to improving experiences and advancing outcomes of first-generation college students, Creighton has been recognized as a part of the First Scholars Network with The Center for First-generation Student Success, an initiative of NASPA.

 

The Vice Provost will be joining Creighton at a pivotal time to provide vision and oversight for a vibrant and transformational out-of-class student experience that focuses on holistic student learning and development both in Omaha, Nebraska, and a health science campus in Phoenix, Arizona. The Vice Provost will serve as an active and visible student-facing leader while enhancing collaborations across the university. In partnership with the campus, the Vice Provost will ensure that the programs and services within Student Life enhance the student experience and help achieve university goals while remaining true to the mission and values of Creighton University. They will be supported by a robust team of highly dedicated professionals who are ready to be inspired around a vision for Student Affairs after persevering from front-line COVID-response and interim leadership. The Vice Provost will have the opportunity to address a number of opportunities and challenges, including:

 

·         Craft a strategic vision and plan that inspires the university and division for the future

·         Work collaboratively across the university to support the success of a diverse student body

·         Cultivate a highly dedicated Student Life team to innovate with best practices

·         Thoughtfully augment and steward resources and facilities

 

Creighton is located near downtown Omaha, Nebraska, one of the 50 largest cities in the United States and home to over 450,000 people who welcome visitors with open arms and authentic Midwestern hospitality known as the “Gateway to the West”. Nestled along the banks of the mighty Missouri River, Omaha stands as a vibrant metropolis with a warm, welcoming atmosphere; a city that has been recognized as a Top 100 Place to Live in America. The city’s skyline is complemented by the renowned Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, consistently ranked among the best in the world, and a bustling downtown area, where modern skyscrapers stand alongside historic brick buildings. With numerous parks, trails, and green spaces, including the Fontenelle Forest and Heartland of America Park, Omaha provides ample opportunity for recreation and relaxation. Omaha also boasts a thriving arts scene, with venues like the Joslyn Art Museum and the Holland Performing Arts Center.  The city also has a great sports scene being home to the NCAA Men’s College World Series, the Omaha Storm Chasers (Triple-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals), and the Omaha Mavericks collegiate teams. Omaha hosts a diverse dining scene and a historic Old Market district offering an array of eateries in a charming and historic brick building. The Omaha Airport is conveniently located only 10 minutes from campus.

 

Creighton University has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this search. Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the completion of the search process. Inquiries, nominations, referrals, and CVs with cover letters should be sent via the Isaacson, Miller website for the search: https://www.imsearch.com/open-searches/creighton-university/vice-provost-student-life. Electronic submission of materials is required.

 

Lindsay Gold, Luciano Zuniga, Kati O’Hearn

Isaacson, Miller

1000 Sansome Street, Suite 300

San Francisco, CA 94111

 

Creighton University is committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory educational and employment environment. The University admits qualified students, hires qualified employees and accepts patients for treatment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or other status protected by law.

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