Utah State University

Associate Vice President & Chief Campus Administrator

City Price Campus
Posted Date 4 months ago(5/27/2023 6:10 PM)
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USU Eastern
USU Eastern-Administration
Advertised Salary
Minimum $145,000 commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


Utah State University (USU) invites nominations and applications for a significant leadership position as Associate Vice President & Chief Campus Administrator of Utah State University Eastern Comprehensive Regional College (USUE). Located in Price, Utah, the Utah State University Eastern is a residential campus within the statewide system of Utah State University.  Utah State University is a Carnegie doctoral 'high research' institution, and Utah's land-grant and space-grant University. Founded in 1888, USU is the oldest and largest public residential campus in Utah. The university enrolls approximately 17,000 students at its main campus in Logan, including 2,600 graduate students. Another 11,000 students enroll in USU courses available at 30 statewide locations, international programs, and through online offerings. Utah State University is one of the top twenty land-grant universities in the nation in the receipt of federal research funding, and overall research funding in the last fiscal year exceeded $335 million.


The Associate Vice President of USUE reports directly to the Vice President of Statewide Campuses of Utah State University and is a member of the Statewide Campus Administrative Council. The ideal candidate will possess administrative experience commensurate with the executive responsibilities associated with a free-standing residential campus, including an NJCAA governed athletics program. The selected individual will be capable of supporting innovative and diverse educational delivery methods; be knowledgeable about a wide range of academic disciplines; and be able to build on the strong community support system that exists. The Associate Vice President will be expected to foster new partnerships throughout the region; to appreciate, value, and promote a diverse student and faculty community; and to demonstrate an appreciation for and commitment to the land-grant mission of the University. We are seeking candidates with excellent communication skills and a passion and ability to inspire achievement in others.


The incumbent will provide leadership for staff and students; promote the innovative growth of teaching, research, and supportive infrastructure; enhance and extend university and community collaboration, value the importance of alumni relations and promote advancement and fund-raising. It is imperative that the Associate Vice President have the skills to represent the needs of the regional campus effectively to many constituencies.


The position is available July 1, 2023 or at a time convenient to the selected candidate. Application review will begin mid-June 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a letter describing their qualifications for the position and a statement regarding their vision of the role and responsibilities for the Associate Vice President of Utah State University Eastern – Price Comprehensive Regional College.  A resume/current curriculum vitae and contact information for a minimum of five references should be included.


To apply, go to: https://hr.usu.edu/jobs/   


Nominations and inquiries should be sent to:


Search Committee: Associate Vice President of Utah State University-Eastern

Office of the Vice President of Statewide Campuses

5105 Old Main Hill

Utah State University

Logan, Utah 84322-5100

Telephone: 435-797-5701


  • Provide dynamic administrative and intellectual leadership for the USU Eastern Comprehensive Regional College
  • Articulate and pursue a vision for a twenty-first century regional university campus
  • Facilitate faculty interactions between the regional campus and academic departments
  • Build strong working partnerships within the university and surrounding community
  • Effectively represent the needs of the USUE to the university
  • Maintain a close working relationship with USUE faculty and staff to foster collegiality at all levels
  • Secure resources for the USUE through development and fund-raising activities
  • Promote and facilitate expansion of research and educational programming at USUE
  • Work effectively with advisory councils, and productively engage the student body and the alumni association
  • Serve with a collegial team of fellow Associate Vice Presidents


Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Earned master's degree from an accredited institution in a relevant discipline
  • Record of executive responsibilities in higher education or similar environment
  • Commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education
  • Ability to motivate achievement in others
  • Ability to build and enhance relationships with all stakeholders
  • Commitment to promoting diversity and equal opportunity within the workplace
  • Evidence of success in advancement, fund-raising, and resource acquisition
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of current and evolving trends in the distance education arena
  • Understanding of, and appreciation for, application of technologies and strategies that promote effective educational program delivery
  • Demonstrated success in management of budgets and fiscal resources and supervision of employees
  • Demonstrated ability to foster an environment of professional growth
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve in a complex work environment
  • Demonstrated ability to be innovative and respond to significant challenges
  • An appreciation of, and commitment to, the land-grant mission of the University

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Administrative experience in a Carnegie doctoral "high research" regional campus system
  • Record of distinguished leadership and accomplishments in distance education settings associated with a free-standing university campus
  • Experience in the development of collaborative partnerships and programs with other campus units, school districts, the community, and neighboring institutions
  • Demonstrated ability to secure external funding through contracts and grants
  • Experience in securing private and foundation gifts
  • Experience working with non-traditional students and an understanding of the distinctive nature of educational programs that serve their needs
  • Earned doctorate degree from an accredited institution in a relevant discipline

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  • A resume/current curriculum vitae (To be uploaded during the application process).
  • A statement regarding their vision of the role and responsibilities for the Associate Vice President of Utah State University Eastern – Price Comprehensive Regional College to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-10”.
  • Contact information for a minimum of five references.
  • Applicants should submit a cover letter describing their qualifications for the position. (This will need to be typed during the application process)

Advertised Salary

Minimum $145,000 commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

College/Department Highlights

Dept/College Highlights:


Founded in 1937, USU Eastern is located just 125 miles southwest of Salt Lake City at the heart of Utah's Castle Country. Price City and the surrounding eastern Utah area provides a rich backdrop for a stellar education. Residents and visitors have the opportunity to experience beautiful scenery and varied outdoor activities, from world-class bouldering in Joe's Valley, to rafting the Green River, to many hiking and biking trails in the area.  USU Eastern provides the best of both worlds — the feel and personalized attention of a community college, with the educational opportunities and resources of a larger university. USU Eastern is able to provide personal and professional development training and certificates, as well as associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctorate degrees. USU Eastern is committed to supporting our students and members of our community through quality education and an enjoyable campus experience. https://eastern.usu.edu/

University Highlights

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant and space-grant university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion. USU serves approximately 27,500 students throughout the state at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for over 25 years, and USU Extension provides outreach and service to all counties in Utah.  


As a land-grant university, USU engages communities and empowers people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. As an R1 research institution, USU provides a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price. Washington Monthly has consistently ranked USU in the top 10 among public universities for contribution to social mobility, research, and public service.  


Utah State is committed to cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community where different perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Learn more about USU. 


The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 


About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 


* updated 7/2023

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Cody Carmichael, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov


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