VP for Finance & Administration Search

DSU is seeking applications and nominations for the position of Vice President for Finance and Administration (VPFA). The successful applicant will join a talented leadership team in its commitment to the intellectual, social, economic, and cultural development of the southwestern North Dakota region. 

Founded in 1918, Dickinson State University provides high quality, accessible programs to a student population of nearly 1,400, representing 34 states and 19 countries. The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. 

The vice president and division staff embrace the University's students-first focus and strive to provide sound university-wide fiscal guidance. A member of the President's Cabinet, the vice president is the University's chief financial officer and a part of the North Dakota University System Administrative Affairs Council. 

The Vice President for Finance and Administration must adhere to the University's core values of integrity, accessibility, excellence, inquiry, and innovation. The successful applicant will live in and contribute to the Dickinson community and have an appreciation for the area's history and culture. 

To assure best consideration, nominations and application materials should be received by June 14, 2019, at dickinsonvpfa@agbsearch.com (MS Word or PDF Format). 

The application must include a letter of interest; a current résumé (or curriculum vitae); and the names of five professional references with each person's position, office or home address, e-mail address, and telephone numbers.

References will not be contacted without prior authorization from the applicant. 

The vice president will assume office on or about September 1, 2019.

Search Committee Members

Laura Fetting

Holly Gruhlke

Krissy Kilwein

Jarelle Lewis

Chris Meek

Suzanna Moberg

Ed Striefel

Dana Whippo

Carmen Wilson 

Search Timeline

The following outline has been established for this search. Activities are scheduled to occur during the week of the date listed; dates are not final and are subject to change:

May 6 - Search Launched

June 14 - Deadline For Applications (Best Consideration)

June 17 - Search Committee Receives Access to Applications

July 2 - Search Committee with Consultants Selects Semifinalists

July 22 - Online (Skype) Interviews Take Place, Finalists Identified

August 5 - Finalists Scheduled for Campus Visits

August 13 - Search Committee Recommends Top Candidates to President

TBD - President Introduces Vice-President Elect

TBD - Anticipated Start Date

Search Firm

The Dickinson State University Vice President for Finance and Administration search committee is being assisted by AGB Search.

James H. McCormick, 651-238-5188, jim.mccormick@agbsearch.com and Janice S. Fitzgerald, 717-580-0663, janice.fitzgerald@agbsearch.com.

Dickinson State University is one of eleven public colleges and universities comprising the North Dakota University System.