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Provost Search

Colorado College invites nominations and applications for the newly created position of Provost.

Ranked among the top 25 National Liberal Arts Colleges by U.S. News and World Report, Colorado College enjoys an unequivocal mission: to provide the finest liberal arts education in the country. What makes Colorado College distinct is its inimitable combination of program, place, and people.

Colorado College is a unique institution in terms of geography and pedagogy. Set in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Colorado College is the only selective liberal arts college in the region and enrolls just over 2,000 undergraduate students. Through 37 academic departments, faculty engage students directly and prepare them for leadership in the 21st century. The College’s signature academic program, the “Block Plan,” is an intensive academic schedule that allows students to immerse themselves in a single subject for three and a half weeks rather than balancing several courses over a semester. One example of the College’s innovative work is the integration with the world-renowned Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center (now the Fine Arts Center at Colorado College), which has expanded arts programming and sparked new interdisciplinary learning opportunities. Students at Colorado College learn more than theoretical approaches; they learn to embrace the importance of diverse backgrounds and viewpoints and appreciate how diversity enriches their understanding of the world.

As the College’s chief academic officer, the Provost will report directly to the President and join an energetic community poised to implement an updated strategic plan. S/he will provide vision for and will implement Colorado College’s unparalleled and rigorous academic program. The Provost will also play a central role in faculty recruitment, promotion, and development and will work closely with senior leadership on College-wide administrative challenges and goals. The ideal candidate will: have a passion for and an ability to articulate the value of the liberal arts; qualify for tenure at the rank of full professor; demonstrate a commitment to innovative leadership; possess a track record of administrative accomplishments; and display an unwavering commitment to diversity and inclusion.

For best consideration, please send all nominations and applications to:

Shelly Weiss Storbeck, Managing Partner
Anne Koellhoffer, Associate

« Click here to see the complete position prospectus »

Provost Search Campus Information Sessions – Cossitt Hall Lounge

Faculty sessions

  • Tuesday, September 26, 12:00 pm
  • Thursday, September 28, 3:00 pm
  • Tuesday, October 3, 3:00 pm
  • Thursday, October 5, 12:00 pm
  • Friday, October 6, 8:00 am (pre-tenured faculty)

Staff sessions

  • Wednesday, September 27, 12:00 pm
  • Wednesday, October 4, 3:00 pm

Open session

  • Monday, October 9, 3:00 pm

These discussions will take place in Cossitt Lounge. Among documents for consideration will be the current CC organization chart and proposed revision, as well as a listing of central elements in the provost job description under development by the search committee.

Noon sessions will be accompanied by light lunch and afternoon sessions by snacks. No reservations are requested because schedules may change and faculty/staff should feel free to come as they are able.  Each session will be facilitated by search group or FEC members, who will take notes and relay observations to the full committees.

Search Committee

For best consideration, please send all nominations and applications to:

Shelly Weiss Storbeck, Managing Partner
Anne Koellhoffer, Associate

For general questions about the search, email Lyrae Williams at