May 25, 2021 – Miramar Beach, FL-based executive recruitment firm Greenwood /Asher & Associates has been enlisted to find a provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs for the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (UW-Green Bay). Leading the assignment are Jan Greenwood, founder, and Shelley Feather, library practice leader and senior executive search consultant. “Building on the successes of recent years, including six consecutive years of enrollment increases and the creation of over 20 new academic programs, UW-Green Bay seeks a committed leader to partner with the leaders, faculty and staff to champion continued growth and innovation that meets the needs and challenges of the region, ensures access to affordable higher education, prepares students for future success, and enhances the university’s contributions to the community,” said the search firm.
The new provost will be expected to articulate and implement the university’s academic plan and strategically build upon the university’s momentum, said the recruiter.
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UW-Green Bay wants an experienced and forward-looking leader who will be expected to serve as one of the key leaders of a campus that has made exciting gains in enrollment, programs and reputation. He or she will also collaborate regularly with the university’s team of administrators, faculty and staff in a strong tradition and framework of shared governance.
The successful candidate will be engaged, inspiring leader with a record of bold leadership and experience, said Greenwood/ Asher & Associates. Ideal candidates must demonstrate the ability to manage a complex academic organization, to work effectively with colleagues across divisions and campuses, and to effectively lead and support a strong administrative team.
In addition, prospects must display the highest degree of personal and professional integrity; have a commitment to promoting diversity and social responsibilities; and possess a leadership style that is collaborative, deliberate and strategically decisive, said the search firm.
Candidates should possess solid academic credentials, preferably with an earned doctorate or equivalent terminal degree, and a record of significant accomplishments meriting the appointment at the rank of full professor with tenure, said the search firm. The ideal candidate is also expected to have a significant record of innovative leadership and experience. Prospects must demonstrate the ability to manage a complex academic organization, to work effectively with colleagues across divisions and campuses, and to effectively lead and support a strong administrative team.
Experience in managing the financial and budgeting operations of a major unit or organization is also a prerequisite for this position. Strong analytic skills and a data-driven decision-making process with prior financial management experience managing staff and budgets, knowledge of finance and complex systems with a demonstrated track record in revenue enhancement highly desired.
Established in 1965, UW-Green Bay is one of 11 comprehensive universities in a public higher education system that also includes two doctoral institutions and a statewide Extension. UW-Green Bay enrolls over 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students across campuses located in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan through its four colleges: arts, humanities and social sciences; science, engineering and technology (including the Richard Resch School of Engineering); health, education and social welfare; and the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business.
A Women-Owned Search Firm
Greenwood / Asher & Associates is a women-owned executive search firm with a diverse consulting team and extensive experience in executive search, consulting and training for education markets including elementary, secondary, higher education, university systems, campuses and non-profit organizations including associations, service, and cultural institutions. The firm, led by founders and partners Jan Greenwood and Betty Turner Asher, was acquired in November by Kelly Education, a global leader in workforce management solutions offering staffing services to top companies.
Dr. Greenwood is a pioneer in U.S. higher education, as the first woman president of a public four-year and graduate institution in Virginia and as among the first to hold multiple presidencies for both public and private institutions. The library at one of these institutions is named in her honor. She was one of the earliest executive recruiters focused on education and non-profit organizations. Dr. Greenwood is a licensed psychologist with experience as a psychometrist and with post-doctoral training in group methods. She brings these skillsets to her work with clients, candidates, and search committees.
Ms. Asher was one of the first women to serve as president of a flagship institution. She brings to executive search, consulting and training a unique background of leadership service at all levels of higher education institutions and systems, in academics and student affairs and in public and private institutions. She has been a leader in executive search, consulting, and training for the past two decades. Ms. Asher has led more than 500 searches, most at the president/CEO level.
Ms. Feather has facilitated over 80 higher education searches, for positions ranging from presidents to department chairs. She joined Greenwood/ Asher & Associates as a researcher and advanced to executive search consultant. Ms. Feather brings her background in library science to her work as head of the firm’s practice in library searches. She has assisted numerous organizations ranging from colleges to multi-institutional and multi-state library consortia with searches for chief library positions. Her leadership in library searches builds on her previous career working in public library systems.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media