Vice President, Division of Learning

College of Southern Maryland

The College of Southern Maryland is seeking confidential nominations and expressions of interest for its next Vice President of Learning. The primary focus of the Vice President of Learning is to create a student-centered culture around learning based on equity and inclusion competencies. Reporting to the College President and serving on the Executive Cabinet, the Vice President of Learning serves as the Chief Academic Officer. The Vice President of Learning provides strategic leadership to the Division of Learning, which includes the Schools of Liberal Arts, Professional and Technical Studies, and Science and Health, as well as all academic operational and support areas to ensure they reflect the mission of the College. The Vice President of Learning serves as an advocate for all educational programs, providing leadership to faculty, staff, and administrators to ensure consistent high-quality standards in curricula and programs that meet the needs of students and the region. The Vice President of Learning oversees the academic integrity of the College and provides leadership in long-range planning, budgeting, curriculum, program development, and faculty support. The Vice President of Learning ensures compliance with various accrediting bodies as well as with Maryland and federal regulations.

This search is being facilitated by Dr. Kate Hetherington and Dr. Preston Pulliams of Gold Hill Associates. Candidates should send their materials directly to For more information about the position and the College of Southern Maryland, visit

The following items are required:

  1. COVER LETTER, limited to no more than four typed pages, detailing how your education experiences/background
    align with this Position Profile
  2. RESUME, limited to no more than six typed pages. Important Note: All attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format, and file names must begin with the applicant’s initials (example: ABCcover, ABCres, ABCref). The subject line in the email should reference the position for which the candidate is applying. Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made.For application materials to receive full consideration, it is preferred that application materials be submitted by October 13, 2023. Semifinalist candidates will interview with the Search Advisory Committee in November with finalist candidates interviewing in November and early December.
  3. REFERENCES will be requested only of finalists and should be limited to one typed page, and include two supervisors, two direct reports, two full-time staff members, two peers, and one community reference. The references must include names, titles, business and personal phone numbers, and email addresses.References will not be contacted without the consultant’s prior notification to the applicant.
  4. TRANSCRIPTS will be required of all finalists. The successful candidate must provide official transcripts to the College of Southern Maryland as a condition of hire.

For questions related to the search process, calendar, and Position Profile, contact Search Liaison, Dr. Kate Hetherington, Consultant, and Dr. Preston Pulliams, Consultant,

For other questions, contact the search consultants via email, (including expressions of interest and requests for a phone conversation, in which you should also list times and the number at which you may be reached).

Search Consultants:

Kate Hetherington, Ed.D.,

Preston Pulliams, Ed.D.,

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