Provost-VP for Academic Affairs Search

Hartwick College seeks an experienced and highly qualified leader to assume the role of Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs (Provost/VPAA).

The Provost/VPAA reports directly to President Margaret L. Drugovich and will manage a multi-faceted division while serving as a key member of the College’s senior leadership team and the President’s Cabinet and working closely with the Board of Trustees, serving as the senior staff liaison to the Academic Program Committee.

The College seeks a leader who values experience-enhanced liberal arts education, and is prepared to promote and support pedagogical innovation, undergraduate research, international study, and career and internship development, as well as the development of graduate, certificate programs and online educational offerings.


Late August: Search committee selected Complete
Early September: job advertisement is posted Complete
Mid October: search committee begins review of applications Complete
Mid November: search committee and president conduct initial interviews Complete
Late November: Campus interviews Current
Early December: Search committee sends names of finalists (unranked) to the president Pending


November 26, 27, and 29, 2018: Candidates participated in interviews on campus, and hosted an open forum with Faculty, Staff and Students.

November 21, 2018: Communication emailed to Faculty, Staff and Students inviting them to open forums on November 26, 27, and 29, 2018 to meet with three candidates, selected by the Search Committee.

November 13, 2018: Provost VPAA Search Campus Update sent from President Drugovich and Peter Fauth, Chairperson, Provost/VPAA Search Committee (by e-mail). Read the full e-mail.

September 7, 2018: Hartwick’s advertisement for the position of Provost/VPAA is posted to the Witt/Kiffer website.

September 5, 2018: The President’s Office e-mails link to an on-line survey to collect information about the important qualities and capabilities of the college’s next Provost/VPAA from those who could not attend the on-campus meetings.

August 31, 2018: Dr. Concetta Stewart and Ms. Jennifer Bauer from Witt/Kieffer executive search firm met with the campus community and search committee to gather information about the important qualities and capabilities of the college’s next Provost/VPAA.

August 29, 2018: The 13-member search committee composed of students, staff, faculty and administrators is announced to the Hartwick Community by President Drugovich (by e-mail).

August 2, 2018: President Drugovich announces the retirement of Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Michael Tannenbaum (by e-mail). Read the full e-mail. 


Witt/Keifer, Executive Search Firm

Hartwick College Liaison:
Dr. Peter Fauth, Professor and Department Chair of Biology

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