The Dean of Extension Sites serves as the strategic, administrative, and academic leader of the four extension sites operated by Houghton College (Symphony Circle, Hope House, East Side, and Utica). Three of these sites are in Buffalo, NY; the fourth is in Utica, NY. This oversight includes strategic and operational planning, student recruitment and enrollment management, resource allocation and budget management, delivery of academic programs, faculty recruitment and development, public relations and community outreach, compliance with NYSED, Middle States, and Federal standards and regulations, and liaison with central administration and the wider college community. The Dean is an entrepreneurial leader who ensures that all extension sites are marked by academic excellence, student success, enrollment growth, economic sustainability, and ongoing innovation.
Strong Christian faith that informs and animates one’s professional and personal life
Founded in 1883, Houghton College is a Christian liberal arts college in the Wesleyan tradition. Few colleges have so successfully combined the inspiration and strength of the Christian spirit with a contemporary, academically excellent, liberal arts education. The overall student body of 1,100 represents 40 states and Canadian provinces and 25 foreign countries.
Houghton is a member of the American Association of Colleges & Universities, the Annapolis Group and the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities. US News & World Report's “America's Best Colleges" Guide has ranked Houghton among the Tier 1 National Liberal Arts institutions. Houghton is also ranked in the top 3 percent of colleges nationwide according to the fourth-annual ranking of America's Best Colleges, compiled by Forbes and the Center for College Affordability and Productivity. Additional information on Houghton College can be found at: www.houghton.edu.
The college has an operating budget of $35 million.