Western Kentucky University - Bowling Green, KY

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Western Kentucky University seeks applicants for the Regional Chancellor of the WKU Elizabethtown/Radcliff/Ft. Knox Campus. This position is responsible for the overall operation of the Elizabethtown/Radcliff/Ft. Knox Regional Center, which serves over 1300 students from over 10 counties in Kentucky. WKU- Elizabethtown/ Radcliff/Ft. Knox offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. This position oversees the daily administrative tasks necessary for the efficient operation of a variety of educational programs, student services, and facilities management. This position is responsible for the overall operational and fiscal administration of the campus and the necessary long-range planning to ensure that the efficient operation of these programs will continue into the future. The Regional Chancellor coordinates with departments, colleges, and divisions located on the main campus in Bowling Green for regional campus academic affairs, student affairs, and business affairs. This is a twelve-month position and reports primarily to the Associate Provost for Regional Higher Education and liaises with the President on issues related to strategic initiatives.
The primary responsibility of the Regional Chancellor lies in providing and promoting a strong academic experience for students that meets their needs and coordinates well with programs at other WKU campuses. In order to accomplish this goal, the Regional Chancellor will have the following duties and responsibilities which may be added, deleted, and assigned based on management discretion and institutional needs:
- Overall administration operation of the regional center
- Develops / supports academic programs for center in conjunction with academic deans and department heads
- Coordinates provision of student support services with directors of support units
- Oversees budget for personnel and operations of center
- Maintains / enhances transfer of Elizabethtown Community and Technical college (ECTC) students to WKU
- Represents the University in negotiations and relationships with ECTC president and other ECTC leaders related to transfer programs, presence on the ECTC campus, and provision of programs in the Central Regional Postsecondary Center
- Maintains / enhances provision of academic programs and services to soldiers at Ft. Knox and elsewhere
- Represents the University in negotiations and relationships with the Army Continuing Education Center at Ft. Knox, and other Ft. Knox officials, relating to provision of programs for soldiers, office and classroom usage on the installation, and in related areas
- Develops / maintains / enhances University relations with key community partners related to WKU interests especially with the following: Hardin County Schools; Elizabethtown Independent Schools; Ft. Knox Schools; Larue County Schools; Meade County Schools; Central Kentucky Community Foundation; Association of United States Army Ft. Knox Chapter; Elizabethtown City Government; Radcliff City Government; Vine Grove City Government; Hardin County Fiscal Court and Judge Executive; Hardin County United; Lincoln Trail Area
Development District; Hardin County Chamber of Commerce; Army Continuing Education System; Ft. Knox Garrison Commander and Commanding General.
- Provides oversight of goarmyed program and services for soldiers at Ft. Knox.
- Oversees provision of information, marketing, public appearances, presentations to the public, civic organizations, and citizen groups about WKU programs and activities
- Oversees equipment, furnishing, maintenance, and staffing of facilities in Elizabethtown, Radcliff, and Ft. Knox
Required Qualifications:
- Doctoral degree and documented record of achievement in a relevant position that merits appointment to an upper-level administrative position
- Demonstrated leadership experience in postsecondary education
- Excellent written and oral communication
- Ability to perform variety of tasks concurrently
- Self-motivated
- Ability to negotiate and resolve conflicts
- Positive leadership
- Ability to communicate effectively with broad spectrum of occupation/professions, community leaders, and stakeholders
- Optimistic and resilient
Information about WKU can be found at
Information about WKU-Elizabethtown/Radcliff/Ft. Knox Regional Center can be found at
For more information about the search, contact Sally Ray, Regional Chancellor WKU-Glasgow Campus, 270-659-6981.
Expected Salary: Salary and terms of appointment will be commensurate with experience, education, and background
Applications for employment will be accepted electronically only. Interested candidates must submit a letter of application, current resume, and names, addresses and daytime phone numbers of three professional references using the online application process. Please refer to the following website to apply: . For further assistance call (270) 745-5934. Please reference requisition number S3546. For full consideration, submit application materials on or before March 15, 2013. Position will remain open until filled.
Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, or marital status in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify The Office of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services at (270) 745- 5121, a minimum of five working days in advance.


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