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Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs Search Announcement

Dunwoody College of Technology invites nominations and applications for the position of Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs.  This cabinet-level, leadership position reports to the President and works collaboratively to shape the future direction of academic programs, instructional strategies, and student experience at the College.

Founded in 1914 and located in Minneapolis, Dunwoody College of Technology offers a unique small-campus experience as the only private, not-for-profit technical college in the Upper Midwest. Having provided hands-on, applied technical education to more than 250,000 men and women, Dunwoody is the college for experimenters and makers, a place where the curious and the confident learn by doing.

During the past six years, enrollment at the College has grown by more than 26 percent to 1,358 students. Strategic growth initiatives have included: attracting and retaining more students from diverse backgrounds, including women, students of color, and veterans; providing more bachelor completion options, including a Bachelor of Architecture; and adding a School of Engineering with four-year degrees in Mechanical, Software, and Electrical engineering. Dunwoody offers certificates, associate’s, and bachelor’s degrees in more than 45 STEM related majors.

Dunwoody is seeking a creative, future-focused, high-energy educational leader to join the College’s senior leadership team and work collaboratively with the College community toward the goals of Dunwoody’s Vision 2025 Strategic Plan. The new Vice President will hold an advanced degree, preferably a terminal degree, in an academic discipline offered by, or related to, the College’s academic program. This individual will have experience teaching and leading in a technical/applied learning setting, and a knowledge of student support services and activities. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate a track record of career achievement and contribution that has fully prepared them for the VPASA position. In addition, the successful candidate will evidence some combination of the following experience and attributes: a commitment to Dunwoody’s mission and future; a proven educational leader; an effective planner and strategist; one who is focused on student success; an astute financial planner and manager; and an exceptional communicator and collaborator.

A profile for this search with information about the College, job responsibilities and qualifications for the position can be found here: Download Position Profile.

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Nominations and Applications

Applications and nominations should be received by April 6, 2020, although expressions of interest will be considered until the position is filled. Applications and nominations should be submitted electronically to: 

Materials must include: a letter of interest stating how the candidate’s experience is applicable to the position, opportunities and challenges, qualifications, and personal attributes expressed in the leadership profile; a curriculum vitae or résumé; and names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of five professional references, including the candidate’s professional relationship with each individual.

References will not be contacted without the candidate’s prior consent. All inquiries and applications will be received and evaluated in confidence.

Nominators and prospective candidates may contact: