Associate Vice President for Extended Campuses
Northern Arizona University - Arizona

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Associate Vice President for
Extended Campuses

Northern Arizona University seeks
an experienced and entrepreneurial academic strategist with proven
administrative skills and political savvy to help lead the
University's Extended Campuses distance-learning enterprise. The
Associate Vice President for Extended Campuses will build on a
consistent, multi-faceted brand that appeals to a diverse range of
current and prospective student learners at the undergraduate and
graduate levels who pursue their degrees at sites around the state
or online. S/he will work to advance and promote distance-learning
programs statewide, regionally, nationally, and globally.

The successful candidate will guide
efforts toward continued growth of student enrollment at thirty-one
statewide sites and online, and will contribute to strategic
planning for distance-learning programs. The Associate Vice
President will collaborate with colleagues across the academic
units and with community-college partners to increase the quality
and raise the visibility of programs. S/he will play a vital role
in developing new market opportunities. Reporting to the Senior
Vice President for Extended Campuses, this position is fundamental
to the University's distance-learning enrollment efforts and
strategic positioning, and provides an exciting opportunity for an
innovative leader at a key point in the institution's
history.

Northern Arizona University is a high research institution serving
a multicultural student body of about 25,200. Approximately
one-third (7,675) of the Northern Arizona University student body
are served by Extended Campuses at university centers or sites
around the state and in electronically-delivered programs. The
University is a leader in the uses of technology for distance
learning. Its dedicated faculty and staff, on the main campus and
at statewide sites, and its leading programs in education, health
sciences, and professional studies provide a dynamic engine for the
growth of the University. Off-campus and online programs grew over
6% in fall 2010, an increase of 3,572 credit hours from the
previous year. Extended Campuses has an overall budget of $33
million.

Northern Arizona University is
seeking an experienced academic administrator to help lead the
distance-learning enterprise, which is poised for exceptional
growth and continued development. The successful candidate will be
an innovative and accomplished individual with a demonstrated
ability to advance an academic vision, and will employ creativity,
innovative thinking, solid leadership and management skills, and
will have the ability to accomplish the rapid, high-quality
implementation of new ventures.

Nominations, applications and
inquiries may be sent in confidence to David A. Haley and
Bernard R. Jones of Isaacson, Miller at 4165@imsearch.com or 263 Summer
Street, 7th Floor, Boston, MA 02210. Electronic submission
is strongly preferred.

Northern Arizona University is
an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities,
women, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to
apply.

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