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Columbia College
South Carolina, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Nov 15, 2021

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Position Type
Executive, Provosts
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Summary

The Provost reports to the President and serves as Chief Academic Officer. The Provost is a member of the senior leadership team and works closely with the Board of Trustees and students; provides leadership and management to all academic units; oversees the ongoing review of curriculum and assessment; and provides vision and strategic leadership as an agent of innovation and change. The Provost directs and manages the curriculum strategic planning process and accreditation and state degree approval processes; ensures that the College curriculum reflects the Mission of the College; and oversees all academic functions for the traditional coeducational day program, the evening college, online programs of study, and graduate programs of study. The Provost assists the President with special projects as needed and serves as the second executive officer of the college and is responsible for college operations in the absence of the President. 


Sixteen Listening Sessions engaging faculty, staff, and students identified Strengths, Challenges, Opportunities, and Dreams for Academic Affairs, and desired credentials, qualities of character, and leadership style as well as Initial Priorities and Reasons why being the next Provost at Columbia College is such a special opportunity. The responses are in the Provost Prospectus found at The following excerpt highlights why being Provost is so special: Words like “inflection, juncture, pivotal point, great opportunity, dawn of a new day, precipice of a new direction,” and “new era” were echoed in all listening sessions. President Bogart has completed his first year and the promise of stability for a decade permeates the campus. All constituencies (faculty, staff and students) noted that the Provost can make “a significant impact “on the College, “make a huge difference,” be a “transformational leader,” find “great fulfillment in helping the College at this time in its history,” and “leave a mark.” Individuals repeatedly noted that there is a readiness, even eagerness, for innovation and growth. The optimism and confidence are palpable.


Application Process


Proactive Transition Management (PTM) and its President, Peter T. Mitchell will serve as the College’s search advisor. Please submit nominations and inquiries of interest to Dr. Mitchell via email All inquiries, applications, and nominations will be considered in strictest confidence.


Applicants will apply through the Columbia College Employment Portal and include a letter of interest that directly addresses how the experiences, expertise, and leadership style of the candidate align with the Provost Prospectus; a current curriculum vitae; and contact information for four professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately. For full consideration, application materials are due by January 17, 2022.


The College is interested in candidates who have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of students, faculty, staff, and community members.


Columbia College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Columbia College is EOE M/F/D/V.


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