The Board of Trustees of Virginia Union University (VUU) is seeking the University’s 13th President to continue its historic mission and lead a premier liberal arts institution, as it prepares students for the opportunities and responsibilities of tomorrow. This is an exceptional opportunity for an accomplished and dynamic leader to embrace the institution’s profound commitment to academic excellence and community-building. The ideal candidate will have a successful background as a creative innovator, a fundraiser, and a scholar with proven business acumen.
Founded in the wake of the Civil War to educate newly freed slaves, VUU is a Baptist affiliated private institution. From its humble beginnings in an abandoned slave jail, Virginia Union has been a bridge to intellectual freedom for thousands of alumni who have made, and continue to make, significant contributions to society. Three of the last four mayors of the City of Richmond are VUU graduates.
Located on an 84 acre campus of rolling hills in the heart of Virginia’s capital city, Virginia Union University is home to a world renowned graduate school of theology. In addition, it offers a broad range of educational opportunities in the liberal arts, teaching, research, science, technology, continuing education, civic engagement, and study abroad. VUU’s commitment to student success has included an emphasis on student engagement and retention, and close interaction between faculty and students, all of which produce a synergy among scholarship, teaching, and learning. Its 1,955 undergraduate and graduate students represent more than 20 different countries.
Reporting directly to the Board of Trustees, the President is the Chief Executive Officer of the University and is expected to build on a strong foundation and carry forward the student-centered mission of the University. Key priorities for the incoming President are embracing a forward-thinking vision and strategic plan; attracting philanthropic support to ensure financial vitality; creating innovative community partnerships; and expanding the burgeoning fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. The successful candidate will bring a comprehensive knowledge of the landscape of higher education and a commitment to the mission of VUU, the values of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and an understanding of the School’s unique position within the community of Richmond, Virginia.
Monroe “Bud” Moseley is leading this search with Donna Cramer and Joseph Keller.
Virginia Union University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.