Vice President of Academic Affairs/Chief Academic Officer
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Vice President of Academic Affairs/Chief Academic Officer

Saint Paul College

Located in the heart of the capital city of St. Paul, MN, Saint Paul College is a regionally accredited community & technical college with over 11,351 credit and non-credit students. The College is a leader in student engagement, student-faculty interaction, student success, and equity and inclusion with a mission of providing learning opportunities in both career and transfer education to enhance personal knowledge and advance economic opportunities for the benefit of a diverse population of constituents. Saint Paul College is one of the most diverse institutions in Minnesota. The credit student population is comprised 61% students of color, 64% first generation students and has an average age of 29. Saint Paul College was recognized as the Number 1 community college in the United States by Washington Monthly magazine in 2010 and 2013.

Saint Paul College is a comprehensive two-year institution and awards Associate in Arts, Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science degrees, as well as, diplomas and certificates in liberal arts, fine arts, health sciences, business, engineering, and career & technical education programs. The College has 43 different programs with 79 certificate and diploma programs, ranging from Construction, Health, IT/Business, Finance, Manufacturing, Transportation, Skill Trades, and Service occupational cluster programs. Several programs are nationally accredited and the College has a long standing relationship with the Saint Paul Union Trades, labor councils, and their national affiliates.

Saint Paul College values innovation and student success and has numerous student-centered programs including: Make-It-Count, a tuition free program for non-traditional students; The Power of YOU, a tuition free program for underserved high school students; Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO); and Career Pathways Academy, providing area high school students access to educational opportunities and the ability to earn college credit through concurrent enrollment.

The search committee will begin reviewing applications beginning February 1st. Interested parties are encouraged to submit their materials by January 31, 2017. We will continue to accept applications and nominations until the position is filled.

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Campus Contact

Rachelle Schmidt
Chief Human Resources Officer
Saint Paul College
235 Marshall Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55102
Telephone: 651.846.1348
Fax: 651.846.1462
Email: rachelle.schmidt@saintpaul.edu