Building upon a proud and longstanding tradition of excellence
in distance education, Old Dominion University seeks an inaugural
Vice President for Digital Learning to establish and lead
A new standalone unit, ODU Global will centralize and strengthen
online education operations, staff and support services across the
university, extending Old Dominion University's reach and enhancing
its impact as a leader in online learning.
In leading ODU Global, the Vice President for Digital Learning
will carry forward the work of a university-wide task force
assembled by President Brian O. Hemphill. After taking office as
ODU's ninth president in 2021, President Hemphill charged the group
with producing recommendations for enhancing the university's
online programs and related services while growing the enrollment
of fully online students at ODU.
The Vice President for Digital Learning will have significant
prior experience with digital pedagogy and learning platforms, a
record of successful online program development and management, and
a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The successful candidate will have a record of success building
partnerships that foster an appreciation for the mission and impact
of higher education, especially at the highest levels of research
and service. They will appreciate the importance of faculty
contributions to and authority over academic program content as
well as the efficiencies of centralized operations. Read more in
the leadership profile.
Old Dominion University is a dynamic, minority-serving public
research institution that provides educational opportunities for
more than 24,000 students through traditional and online
undergraduate and graduate programs, strategic partnerships and
active civic engagement.
Located in the coastal city of Norfolk, VA, between Washington,
DC, and Raleigh, NC, Norfolk is home to numerous local offices of
federal agencies and private industries, many of which actively
partner with the university.
WittKieffer is assisting ODU in this search. Applicants should
provide: 1) a letter of interest stating how their experiences and
qualifications align with the opportunity; 2) a CV; and 3) a
statement that reflects their commitment to diversity, equity and
inclusion and their experience working in diverse communities and
with students from underrepresented groups. The search which will
remain open until an appointment is made
Confidential nominations and inquiries can be directed to Robin
Mamlet, Philip Tang and Natalie Song using WittKieffer's candidate
portal or by email at ODUGlobal@wittkieffer.com.
It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal
employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons,
without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy),
national origin, gender, age, veteran status, disability, political
affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Minorities,
women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to