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Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

SUNY Geneseo
Geneseo, New York
Posted Date
Aug 4, 2023

The State University of New York, Geneseo

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Geneseo, NY

SUNY Geneseo (Geneseo, the College), a forward-looking, selective public liberal arts college with a rich tradition of academic excellence, seeks an experienced academic leader to serve as provost and vice president for academic affairs and steward the college’s vision to become the nation’s first equity-centered public honors college.

SUNY Geneseo is consistently ranked among the best public undergraduate institutions in the country. The campus of approximately 4,100 (Fall 2022) students is located in the historic village of Geneseo in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of western New York, 30 minutes from Rochester, on land that originally belonged to the peoples who are now the Seneca Nation of Indians and the Tonawanda Seneca Nation.

The 152-year-old institution is renowned for achieving remarkable results—even when facing challenges. The College has gained momentum through the pandemic, with a recently updated curriculum emphasizing diversity, pluralism, antiracism, global awareness, sustainability, and integrative learning, and with major renovations underway to infrastructure and multiple core campus buildings.

SUNY Geneseo seeks a leader with an established record of success as a teacher-scholar and academic administrator; a proven ability to serve as a trusted and valuable advisor to institutional leadership and senior colleagues; a profound appreciation for excellence in liberal arts undergraduate education; a deep commitment to diversity, access, affordability, and belonging; and a thorough understanding of challenges and opportunities facing higher education and unique institutions like Geneseo. The provost’s purview at Geneseo is broad and diverse, leading 18 departments and two professional schools (education and business) as well as a variety of centers and other critical academic affairs and student success functions. The position requires a leader who is comfortable navigating complexity and using data to inform decision-making and who has the collaborative talents necessary to bring together many constituents in a highly interpersonal campus culture. In leading academic affairs and advancing Geneseo’s equity-centered honors college vision, the provost must be a skilled communicator and relationship builder with a penchant for and record of translating strategic vision into action. The next provost will join the SUNY Geneseo community to build on the institution’s history as a leading public liberal arts college and advance its equity-centered honors college vision, positioning it solidly for the next decade.

SUNY Geneseo has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist with this important recruitment.




Confidential inquiries, nominations/referrals, and applications (including CVs and two- to three-page letters of interest responding to the opportunities and challenges outlined above) should be sent electronically to:

Kate Barry, Partner

Elizabeth Dorr Weithman, Managing Associate

Steph Simon, Associate

Kaitlin Cruz, Search Coordinator

Isaacson, Miller


SUNY Geneseo is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs, and activities, gender expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction.

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