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The Path Forward

Vice President for Academic Affairs Search

Since its founding in 1897, Bay Path University has been an entrepreneurial, student-centered learning community focused on providing practical, affordable, and career-oriented education to meet the needs of companies, organizations, and communities. The University seeks an innovative, forward-thinking, collaborative leader to apply these same core beliefs to today’s dynamic educational environment.

The Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA) will join Bay Path University during an exciting time in the institution’s history. In the summer of 2020, Sandra Doran became the sixth president of the University. President Doran has engaged the campus in developing a new strategic plan and has identified the pursuit of “One Bay Path” as an important institutional priority. This priority recognizes the different learning needs of the online and in-person student populations in a unified way that facilitates student success. The VPAA will serve as the chief academic officer, overseeing academic affairs for the entire University, and will be an important thought partner to the president.

Bay Path’s tradition of innovation is evident through the students it serves. The University offers more than 90 different degree programs to over 3,400 students on campus and online through three divisions. The University offers a comprehensive learning environment for approximately 2000 undergraduate women at its beautiful campus in Longmeadow, MA and online through The American Women’s College. The American Women’s College is the only undergraduate online women’s college in the country, with a central focus on degree completion. The graduate division—the fastest growing population at Bay Path--is coeducational and offers masters and doctoral programs with flexible schedules in online, hybrid, and in-person formats in Longmeadow and at additional campus locations in Sturbridge, East Longmeadow, and Concord. Bay Path University is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic learning community, and the VPAA will play a central role in that effort.

More detailed information about Bay Path University and a full list of qualifications and the leadership agenda is available in the position profile found here.

Bay Path University has selected Academic Search as a partner in this VPAA search. Applications, nominations, and expressions of interest can be submitted in confidence to BayPathVPAA@academicsearch.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but only those received by March 22, 2021 can be assured full consideration. Confidential discussions about this opportunity may be arranged by contacting Maria Thompson or Scott Flanagan, the senior consultants assisting with the search.

Bay Path University is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and learning in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, women and all underrepresented backgrounds. An Equal Opportunity Employer, Bay Path University is committed to fostering diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff.