Anthem Executive Recruits Provost for Texas Woman’s University

May 13, 2024 – Following a national search, executive recruitment firm Anthem Executive has helped to recruit Angela Christine Bauer as the executive vice president for academic affairs and provost of Texas Woman’s University (TWU) in Denton, TX. Michael BallewScott WatsonMike “JR” Wheless, and Florene Stawowy led the assignment. “We are poised for growth with pioneering faculty, new buildings and infrastructure, a comprehensive fundraising campaign, academic program expansion, and a world of possibility to better serve our communities in a modern world,” said Carine Feyten, chancellor. “I am delighted we can bring a seasoned academic leader like Dr. Bauer who is equally passionate about our mission and has the experience to help us harness our intellectual gifts for the prosperity of Texas.”

For more than a decade, Dr. Bauer served in a number of leadership roles at North Carolina’s High Point University, including senior vice president for academic affairs. She was also the founding dean of the university’s Wanek School of Natural Sciences. Prior to joining High Point, Dr. Bauer was at University of Wisconsin ― Green Bay for 16 years, where she served on faculty, chaired the human biology and women’s and gender studies departments and was the special assistant to the provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs.

“I am thrilled at the opportunity to work with Chancellor Feyten and the talented and dedicated faculty and staff of Texas Woman’s University to advance a mission that resonates deeply with me,” Dr. Bauer said. “Together we will build on TWU’s rich legacy of providing an exceptional education that empowers women, advances students’ social mobility, and prepares them to make significant contributions as highly qualified professionals, engaged community members, and leaders within the state of Texas.”

The nation’s largest woman-focused university system, TWU produces leaders in the fields of education, the arts, sciences, business, nursing and the health professions. Founded in 1901 as a women’s college, the university has grown its mission of serving marginalized populations in higher education over the past 120-plus years. For four consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report recognized TWU — a federally designated Hispanic-Serving Institution — as having one of the top five most ethnically diverse student bodies in the nation, and in 2023 ranked the university among the nation’s best for social mobility.

Anthem Executive, headquartered in Houston, TX, serves clients across a range of business sectors, including higher education, health sciences, corporate and non-profit institutions, global software and technology, private equity, insurance, service and manufacturing, oil and gas, and others. Its consultants bring a combined 80 years’ experience in the search industry. The firm’s higher education practice spans the entire leadership spectrum. In other sectors, Anthem Executive covers all roles from CEO and other C-suite leaders, board directors, vice president, and director, among others.

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Mr. Ballew, a registered Native American and member of the Echota Cherokee Tribe, serves as the firm’s chief diversity, inclusion, equity, and compliance officer, as well as search committee facilitator. He joined the executive search industry 14 years ago following a 20-plus year career in senior-level management with expertise in recruiting, counseling, training, operations, strategic planning, facilitation, project management, and workplace diversity.

Mr. Watson has been in the executive search industry for over 30 years. In addition to higher education institutions, he has served hospital/health systems, global software and technology companies, private equity enterprises, MCOs, insurance companies, service and manufacturing organizations with global footprints, and others.

Anthem Executive Seeking Chief Information Officer for Texas Woman’s University

Anthem Executive was recently retained by Texas Woman’s University to lead in its search for a chief information officer. The CIO is responsible for advancing the university’s curriculum, providing leadership for the faculty, overseeing research, and developing strategic, innovative programs that complement Texas Woman’s mission and strengths. They will report to the position of chancellor and president, held by Carine M. Feyten and will serve on her cabinet. This position will collaborate with leaders at the highest level of the organization and manage a team of professionals who are accountable for the delivery of technology at the university. Candidates should have a minimum of 15 years of experience in a technology-related position as well as a minimum of five years of leadership responsibility managing multiple, large, cross-functional teams or projects, and influencing senior-level management and key stakeholders. 

Mr. Wheless, a veteran of more than two decades in the search industry, has served a broad portfolio of clients across many industry lines on behalf of organizations ranging from small operations to Fortune $100 billion plus enterprises – including working with and recruiting some of the nation’s most influential leadership. Mr. Wheless has served institutions and organizations across a broad range of geographies and sectors in higher education, technology, healthcare, energy, financial services, law, insurance, hospitality and food services, retail, CPG, EPC, manufacturing, aerospace, mining, construction, and real estate.

Ms. Stawowy, who has been in executive search for over 20 years, is a core member of the higher education and academic health practice. Over the last two decades, she has developed deep expertise in senior‐level search, having been charged with numerous executive leadership transitions with a particular emphasis on higher education and academic health search.

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Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Executive Editor; Lily Fauver, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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