Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Saginaw Valley State University

Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU) seeks a collaborative, student-centered academic leader to serve as its next Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs leads the Division of Academic and Student Affairs and serves as the University’s chief academic officer, providing leadership and supervision in all academic matters. Reporting to the President, the Provost is responsible for the supervision of instructional personnel; new program development; quality of the instructional process; evaluation of all academic deans, directors, and faculty; regional and specialized accreditation activities; and budget development and management for instructional and instructional support programs. The Provost also oversees units related to the student experience, including student affairs and student support services.

The next Provost will collaborate with University leadership and the SVSU community to formulate, articulate, and implement an academic vision aligned with the University’s strategic plan. The University is currently undergoing a strategic planning process with the intent of presenting a new plan to the Board of Control for approval in fall 2024. This individual should have a demonstrated commitment to student success, faculty excellence, shared governance, and community engagement.

Saginaw Valley State University, founded in 1963, is one of Michigan’s 15 public universities with an enrollment of just over 6,300 students with 2,000 of them residential. SVSU is located in the heart of Michigan’s Great Lakes Bay Region and stretches across 748 acres. SVSU offers over 100 academic programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels in five colleges: Health & Human Services; Arts & Behavioral Sciences; Science, Engineering, & Technology; Business; and Education. SVSU offers a wide range of additional opportunities for students to thrive and be engaged. SVSU is surrounded by a nature preserve and is one of the most beautiful college campuses in the state. In 2023, SVSU was voted Best College Campus in Michigan and the Best Housing in the U.S. on

A detailed leadership profile is available at

All applications, nominations, and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a letter of interest addressing the themes in the profile and a CV or resume. WittKieffer is assisting Saginaw Valley State University in this search. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by August 12, 2024. Nominations, inquiries, and applications can be directed to Ryan Crawford and Sarah Seavey at

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