Vice President for Academic Affairs
Application deadline: September 15, 2023
Senior Consultant: Maria Thompson
Senior Consultant: Scott Flanagan
Associate Consultant: Lauren Merriam
Founded in 1897, Bay Path reinvented itself several times over before becoming a comprehensive university in 2014. Headquartered in beautiful Longmeadow, MA with an additional campus location in nearby East Longmeadow, Bay Path primarily serves the Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York regions, although nationally recognized and accredited online degree programs, especially in niche programs, draw students from farther afield. Located a short 25-minute drive north of Hartford, CT, 90 minutes west of Boston, MA, and 2.5 hours northeast of New York, NY, Longmeadow, MA is a beautiful, historic New England town with easy access to large urban centers and a highly ranked public school system. The University offers more than 90 different degree programs to over 2,400 students on campus and online through three schools and multiple modalities.
More information about Bay Path University can be found on their website: https://www.baypath.edu/ .
The successful VPAA will be a forward-looking thought leader who can navigate the landscape and extend the University’s longstanding commitment to innovation. Consistent with the University’s mission of meeting the educational needs of underserved populations and longstanding commitment to preparing students to become leaders in their chosen careers and respective communities, Bay Path seeks a champion for diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging with a track record of building more inclusive work and learning environments. This is an ideal moment for a leader who shares Bay Path’s core commitments and values and who brings a collaborative, innovative, and student-centered approach to academic leadership and decisive decision-making, and who has demonstrated success in leading faculty through change.
More detailed information about Bay Path University and a full list of qualifications and the leadership agenda are available on the Academic Search website.
The search for Bay Path’s next Vice President for Academic Affairs is being assisted by Academic Search. Applications, nominations, and expressions of interest can be submitted in confidence to BayPathVPAA@academicsearch.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but only those received by September 15, 2023 can be assured full consideration. Confidential discussions about this opportunity may be arranged by contacting Maria Thompson or Scott Flanagan, the senior consultants assisting with the search.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging are central to Bay Path’s Core Values. The University does not discriminate in education or employment on the basis of sex, race, creed, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or familial status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by local, state or federal law.