Vice President for Academic Affairs

Wayne State College

Vice President for Academic Affairs Search

Wayne State College invites inquiries, applications, and nominations for Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA), who is the senior administrative officer representing academic affairs and reports directly to the President. S/he is charged with academic leadership of the College and promotes excellence in teaching and service across all academic programs. The VPAA directs and coordinates all academic activities. For all degree and certificate programs s/he is responsible for ensuring compliance with academic accreditation requirements; advancing scholarly activity; and growing and supporting academic programs. The VPAA works closely with other vice presidents and administrators to support the College mission, vision, and objectives, and to ensure institutional effectiveness. The new VPAA is expected to take office in June/July 2024.

With more than 4,500 students, Wayne State has become a leading comprehensive college in Northeast Nebraska, with 15 academic departments within four academic schools and more than 130 career pathways. The newest undergraduate programs include engineering technology, accelerated nursing, and pre-public health. New master’s programs include human performance and wellness management, criminal justice administration, and interdisciplinary studies.

The beautiful, 128-acre campus is well-positioned to meet the needs of the institution. Careful planning and stewardship have brought about a newly built Center for Applied Technology, several completely renovated residence halls, academic buildings, and athletic facilities, and an inviting Campus Commons area at the center of campus. The first new residence hall in 57 years is scheduled to open in the Spring of 2025. Also underway is a new athletic and recreation center. Since 2017, campus investments total more than $90 million.

Wayne State College is being assisted by Academic Search. For more information about the position, institution, leadership agenda, and application instructions, please download the full position profile from the Academic Search website:

Confidential discussions may be arranged by contacting Dr. Pamela Balch, Senior Consultant, at Please include a copy of your CV to inform the conversation. When submitting a nomination, please include the nominee’s full name, position, institution, and email address and send to This position is open until filled, but only applications received by Sunday, March 17, 2024, can be given full consideration. More information about the institution may be found at

Wayne State College is an equal opportunity institution. WSC does not discriminate against any student, employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, or age in employment and education opportunities, including but not limited to admission decisions.


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