Search for Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

About the Search

Colorado State University seeks an outstanding leader to serve as its next Provost and Executive Vice President. The Provost and Executive Vice President serves as the #2 position in the Colorado State University Administration, serves on the President’s Executive Leadership Team and serves as the institution’s Chief Academic Officer. This position reports directly to the president and works in concert with the president, deans, vice presidents and the campus community to strengthen the university’s reputation as an internationally recognized land-grant institution of higher education with the highest Carnegie ranking.

Job Posting

Full Consideration Date is Monday, July 3rd.

Search Committee

Search Chair: Dean Lise Youngblade
Search Support: Lee Nagle
Equal Opportunity Coordinator: Brigid Hinterberger –

Committee Members

  • Kauline Cipriani                 Vice President for Inclusive Excellence
  • Dave Ryan                          Executive Director of Business and Financial Services and Controller
  • Blanche Hughes                Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Kathleen Fairfax                Vice Provost for International Affairs
  • Alonso A. Aguirre              Dean, Warner College of Natural Resources
  • V Chandrasekar                Professor, Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University Distinguished Professor; OVPR
  • Paul Mallette                      Associate Dean, College of Business
  • Jennifer Martin                   Associate Professor, College of Agricultural Sciences, Presidential Fellow
  • Joe Donlay                          Director of Financial Aid, Division of Enrollment and Access
  • Dan Beachy-Quick            Professor, College of Liberal Arts, University Distinguished Teaching Scholar
  • Carolyn Meyer                    Assistant Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • Mendy Smith                      Professor, College of Natural Sciences; Vice-Chair, Faculty Council
  • Luisanny Perez                  Graduate Student, Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Search Timeline

  • March 27 – Committee Received Charge
  • May 12 – Job Posted
  • July 3 – Application Deadline (Full Consideration)
  • End of July – Semifinalist Interviews
  • August 4 – Committee Meets to Select Finalists 
  • End of August/Beginning of September – Finalist Interviews

About Colorado State University​

Colorado State University is one of the nation’s top public research universities and an institution on the rise. In the last decade, CSU has produced record enrollment, built on all-time highs in student diversity and student success; record fundraising far outpacing ambitious goals; groundbreaking research driven by a highly productive faculty; a campus revitalized by a transformational building campaign; and, perhaps most important, an unrivaled learning environment where nine of 10 recent graduates say they would choose CSU again and rate their education as excellent. To learn more, visit

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