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University of Houston-Downtown

Provost Search

​​​UHD one main buildingThe University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) announces a nationwide search for its next Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs and Provost. The Senior Vice President and Provost serves as the Chief Academic Officer of the University and works collaboratively with the President, Vice Presidents and Deans to further the academic mission of the institution and the success of its students. The Senior Vice President and Provost oversees the Division of Student Affairs which includes enrollment management and the services, programs and activities designed to augment the academic experience of students and their success.

Reporting to the President, the Senior Vice President and Provost will continue to build UHD as an engaged public university that prepares students to graduate fully prepared to begin successful careers, enter graduate programs or transition into leadership roles. The Senior Vice President and Provost will have an earned doctorate and will possess exemplary interpersonal and communication skills and a dedication to positively changing the lives of students through a proven track record of commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship. The Senior Vice President and Provost will support the University’s dedication to engagement with the Houston community and will provide leadership in the design of new degree programs, expansion of research, continued emphasis on student success and access, and other significant student success indicators.

​Recruitment is underway. While applications and nominations will be accepted until a new Senior Vice President and Provost is selected, interested parties are encouraged to submit their materials through this site by February 5, 2016, to assure optimal consideration. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. The University is being assisted by Witt/Kieffer consultants Jennifer Biehn and Katherine Haley, Ph.D., who can be contacted at

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Last updated 11/30/2015 12:46 PM