Good morning colleagues,
We begin this New Year by reopening the search for a new Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs for Gannon University. As is sometimes the case, the "right fit" candidate did not surface, even after a full search process took place.
As we reopen the recruitment portion of the process, I would ask you to consider the following about Gannon to help us identify candidates who might ultimately become the right fit.
The University’s Vision 2020 includes a four-pronged plan:
· Gannon’s student success and leadership will be encouraged through integration of the classroom and experiential education on- and off-campus, including expanded study abroad, internships and community-based projects.
· Faculty excellence and scholarship inform and enlighten an active learning environment that couples student enthusiasm with faculty knowledge and experience.
· Gannon’s partnership with downtown Erie neighborhoods, Erie County and the Diocese of Erie are strengthened and revitalized through the Erie-GAINS initiative, which strives to support our urban neighborhood.
· The University reflects on and facilitates a global perspective and embraces our responsibilities to a world community.
Along with these initiatives, Gannon seeks a leader in academia who embraces the Catholic tradition of educational delivery and fosters a comfortable and supportive service-learning environment for students and faculty. Please view the position announcement and leadership statement at the following links:
Leadership Statement: http://rpainc.org/posts/Gannon%20Leadership%20Statement.pdf
Position Announcement: http://rpainc.org/posts/GannonAd2012.pdf
May we connect to discuss this opportunity in further detail during the month of February? Our goal is to develop a pool of candidates for the Committee to begin to review by the end of the month. Please let me know if you have additional questions or nominations.
Thank you kindly for your attention to this search.
Associate Vice President