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Ramapo College seeks a talented Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs who can work collaboratively with the president, senior cabinet and deans, faculty, students and college constituents to continue the institution’s strong, positive trajectory while bringing new ideas, and a collaborative and creative approach, to addressing challenges posed by the current state of uncertainty in higher education.

In September 2017, Beth Barnett announced to the College that, after 12 years of service, she would be stepping down from the role of Provost/VP of Academic Affairs.

Shortly thereafter, College President Peter P. Mercer established a Search Committee. The College has partnered with Witt/Kieffer Executive Search Firm to conduct a national search for Ramapo’s next Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Virtual Tour of the Ramapo Campus

Procedures for Candidacy

Confidential inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Candidates should provide a resume or CV, letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the Leadership Profile, and the names and contact information of five references. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates.

Materials should be sent electronically via email to Ramapo College’s consultants Concetta M. Stewart, Ph.D., Lucy Leske and Jennifer G. Bauer at

Review of candidate materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled; for fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by February 02, 2018.

Leadership Profile

Detailed Leadership Profile

Excerpts from the Detailed Leadership Profile:

“The Provost will lead a participatory effort to develop a transformative vision and academic strategic plan for Academic Affairs in the context of an academically rigorous, undergraduate focused liberal arts college that acknowledges the current challenges faced by institutions of higher education. As the academic leader, the Provost will provide the vision, enthusiasm and creativity to help the educational experience evolve in new ways and into new fields, while still reflecting the basic ethos and core mission of the institutional commitment to the liberal arts.”

“The Provost will have a remarkable opportunity to build and shape the faculty, in conjunction with the deans, in ways that will influence the course of the institution for decades – reshaping undergraduate and graduate programs, building areas of high strategic priority, increasing the commitment to interdisciplinarity and faculty development, fostering research and adding greater diversity.”

Search Committee Membership:

  • Yvette Kisor, Professor, Salameno School of Humanities and Global Studies, Committee Chair (1.3.18 message to campus from Chair Kisor)
  • Erin Augis, Professor, School of Social Science and Human Services
  • Vin Colman, Trustee
  • Stephen Geerlof, Student, Student Government Association
  • Ben Neill, Associate Professor, School of Contemporary Arts
  • Cristina Perez, Assistant Professor, School of Theoretical and Applied Science
  • Thierry Rakotobe-Joel, Associate Professor, Anisfield School of Business
  • Christopher Romano, Vice President, Enrollment Management and Student Affairs
  • Kathy Stathis, Position Control, Administration & Finance
  • Jeremy Teigen, Professor, Salameno School of Humanities and Global Studies
  • Brittany A. Williams-Goldstein, Chief of Staff & Board Liaison