THE SEARCH FOR A VICE PRESIDENT FOR BUSINESS AFFAIRS
President Lake Lambert and the Search Committee invite applications and nominations for the post of Vice President for Business Affairs. Reporting to the President, the Vice President for Business Affairs leads several administrative units within the College, including the business office, human resources, information technology, physical plant and facilities.
Founded in 1827, Hanover is Indiana’s oldest private college. Its alumni include two U.S. Vice Presidents, as well as other renowned government officials, scientists, business leaders, artists, and philanthropists. Following in the footsteps of their predecessors, newly minted Hanover alumni are well-grounded in the liberal arts and distinguish themselves after commencement. Indeed, 99.5% of the class of 2019 is fully employed or pursuing graduate or professional school.
A typical Hanover student is usually a high achiever with a well-rounded history of activities in the service, sports and academic arenas. Their Hanover journey, however, is anything but a typical college experience. Hanover’s rigorous interdisciplinary academic program with 34 majors attracts the best and the brightest from across the region and beyond. The College’s 84 full-time faculty, 95 percent of whom hold the terminal degree in their field of expertise, offer stellar teaching, mentoring and support. Students have myriad chances to explore the life of the mind through their chosen field of study, hone their leadership talents in the co-curricular program and travel the nation and the world during May Term.
Hanover has received accolades from many sources for its quality and value, including U.S. News and World Report, Forbes, Washington Monthly, The Princeton Review, Money and Kiplinger.
Hanover College is a special place. There is a unique sense of community throughout every area of the College; everyone’s opinion matters and this plays a role in the esprit de corps of the campus. When you talk with faculty, staff, and students, the word “family” is frequently used to describe Hanover. Everyone is on a first name basis – it is a safe and intimate space. It is a place where close, personal relationships are crucial to the collegiality that thrives across the campus and that fosters the “Hanover Fabric” – the many threads of faculty, staff, student, and alumni contributions that weave together to form a transformative experience for Hanover students.
The new Vice President for Business Affairs will be welcomed to this close-knit family at Hanover – an ethos that is deeply valued among all Hanover constituents. The faculty, staff, and students care genuinely about the College’s rich history and its exciting future. There is a sincere desire for innovative ideas, the strengthening and/or creation of important processes and plans for the campus, and the continued building of important partnerships which will emphasize effective teaching and the student life experience on campus.
Hanover College seeks an innovative Vice President for Business Affairs who is an experienced and successful leader with a deep understanding of the financial challenges that small colleges and universities are facing. The Vice President for Business Affairs is the chief financial officer of the College, reporting directly to the President, serving on the President’s Cabinet, and working closely with the Finance and Investment and Building and Grounds Committees of the Board of Trustees. The Vice President oversees the areas of Accounting, Human Resources, Physical Plant Operations, Greek housing, Information Technology, the Book Store, and Dining Services.
The Hanover College Vice President for Business Affairs position offers a critically impactful opportunity to assist and guide the College through current and future financial challenges with the commitment to the overarching College mission: to continue to develop and enrich the student educational experience at Hanover. To succeed, the new vice president must be able to communicate with and engage all internal and external constituencies of the College, be adept at identifying creative, emerging investment strategies, opportunities, and options, and be committed to partnering in this important work with a deeply dedicated staff and Board of Trustees.
The Vice President for Business Affairs Search Committee will begin reviewing candidate materials in mid-January 2021 and will continue through the beginning of February 2021. Although applications will be received until the position is filled, materials should be submitted by Tuesday, January 26, 2021 to receive the most favorable consideration. Final selection and announcement of the next Vice President for Business Affairs will be made by late March and the new Vice President for Business Affairs will be invited to begin work on or about July 1, 2021.
Hanover College is committed to recruiting a diverse, high-quality workforce dedicated to meeting the higher education needs of our community. Women and persons from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
Please address the letter of candidacy to Ms. Melba Rodriguez, Chair, Vice President for Business Affairs Search Committee. Applications must include:
A letter of candidacy that responds directly to the items in the leadership agenda in the search profile and the list of desired attributes identifying the candidate’s experiences in the context of the opportunities for the new Vice President for Business Affairs; a complete CV or resume; the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of five references, none of whom will be contacted without permission of the candidate.
Information on the search is also available at hanover.edu.
Hanover College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing an inclusive, welcoming and diverse college environment. We seek candidates of all backgrounds regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, marital status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. No person, on the basis of protected status, shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to unlawful discrimination, harassment, or retaliation under any College program or activity, including with respect to employment terms and conditions. We embrace diversity and encourage all who are interested to apply.