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Associate Vice President, Capital Planning and Campus Operations Bowling Green, OH

Bowling Green State University (BGSU), a doctoral/research-high public university in northwest Ohio, seeks a creative and collaborative leader to serve as the next Associate Vice President for Capital Planning and Campus Operations (AVP). BGSU is on a strong upward trajectory: student success is at an all-time high; academic programs, co-ops, and internships have increased significantly; the University is in the midst of its largest ever fundraising campaign; resources are aligned with a deliberate ongoing strategic planning process; and with 30 new or renovated buildings, BGSU has invested over $500 million in the physical plant over the past decade. The AVP will capitalize on this success and lead the institution through its next phase of physical growth and development.

Founded in 1910 as Bowling Green State Normal School, for more than 100 years BGSU has focused on providing a quality student experience that changes lives and careers. As a public university, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1916 with Reaffirmation of Accreditation granted in 2013, BGSU embraces its responsibility to advance society through education. With quality academic programming, robust opportunities for research and service, and a focus on providing students with connections and experiences that translate to success, the University changes lives. A continued emphasis on student success, excellence, and value has provided a pathway for students and alumni to make a difference in the state, the nation, and the world.

Working closely with the Presidential Cabinet, the AVP serves as the primary advisor to the Chief Financial Officer/Vice President for Finance and Administration (“CFO”) and the BGSU administration by providing campus master planning strategy, capital project planning, and project design and construction. The AVP will lead the initial development of project funding plans, project budgetary monitoring, and oversee all construction activities impacting BGSU’s physical environment and infrastructure. The AVP is also responsible for leading campus operations, including campus services, maintenance and trades, grounds, custodial, and campus sustainability. This person will lead the $15 million budget and more than 200 staff members across the Capital Planning, Campus Operations, Design and Construction teams.

The AVP will be responsible for the long-range strategic direction for all capital planning efforts as well as the daily, on-going physical plant needs. To this end, this new leader will work with a broad array of stakeholders (internally and externally) to envision and implement a Campus Master Plan 2.0. Successful development and execution of this plan will require an AVP who is savvy in a resource-constrained environment and is creative about generating new resources, including engaging in public-private partnerships. This will also require the AVP to identify opportunities for operational efficiencies with regards to policies, processes, and technological systems. This person will be a visible, approachable, and highly collaborative leader with both external stakeholders and internal constituents. The AVP will place a high value on mentoring and developing staff; sustainability efforts; diversity, equity, and inclusion; and being part of a warm, familial, student-centered community.

Rebecca Kennedy is leading the search with Randi Alberry and Keith Mason. 

Bowling Green State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. BGSU is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities regardless of age, gender identity, genetic information, religion, or sexual orientation.

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