Fresno Pacific University invites applications for Provost/Senior Vice President of the university from experienced visionary Christian leaders with a mature and vibrant faith and a deep personal commitment to the unique role of Christian higher education, including graduate programs, online education, distributed educational sites, and embedded biblical seminary. Founded in 1944 as a Bible institute by the Mennonite Brethren Church, the university has grown significantly and now has a breadth of academic programs centered on a liberal arts core and a student body of about 3,700 highly diverse in ethnicity and age. As the only Christian university in the Central San Joaquin Valley, and with an excellent reputation for service to the community, the university is well positioned for further growth and development. The university’s underlying Confession of Faith, its unique Fresno Pacific Idea, its close-knit community atmosphere, its diverse student body and its wide-ranging academic program offerings make it an attractive community asset providing a positive impact on contemporary culture. The university seeks an innovative, creative, inspirational academic leader who will affirm the institution’s history while bringing bold academic leadership for further development. The new Provost will be joining the leadership team of newly selected President-elect Dr. Joseph Jones.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis throughout March. Off-site interviews to select finalists will be held the weekend of April 7-8. For full consideration, applications should be received no later than March 27. The University has retained AGB Search to assist with this search. Confidential inquiries, nominations and referrals may be sent to Paul R. Corts, Ph.D. (email@example.com or 571-243-8709).
Fresno Pacific University offers undergraduate and graduate programs that stress solid academic preparation and a strong ethical foundation. Some 3,700 traditional and adult students attend classes on the main campus in southeast Fresno or centers in North Fresno, Visalia, Bakersfield and Merced as well as online. The university also reaches about 10,000 students through professional development s...tudies. FPU has the highest four-year graduation rate of any Central Valley college or university, is a Hispanic Serving Institution, with a Hispanic student population of 35 percent, and is one of the top 10 HSIs nationally in graduating Hispanic students. The Valley’s only comprehensive Christian university granting master’s degrees, the university is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and ranked in the top tier among western universities—master’s category by U.S. News & World Report. FPU is affiliated with the Mennonite Brethren Church, and all employees express a personal Christian commitment and support the Christian mission of the university. A description of the unique quality of FPU as an academic community can be found in the Fresno Pacific University Idea at fresno.edu/about/fpu_idea.