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Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs 




Executive Vice President/Executive Vice Chancellor 


Southern University Baton Rouge 








Dr. Ronyelle Ricard 


(225) 771-4095 









4/23/2018 11:55 PM 




Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

The Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (SAVCAA) at Southern University and A&M College is a key member of the campus’ executive leadership team working closely with, and reporting to, the Executive Vice President/Executive Vice Chancellor (EVP/EVC). The primary responsibility is to provide vision and leadership for the direction of the Academic Council and faculty affairs. The SAVCAA will represent the Office of Academic Affairs to the SUBR campus in the absence of the EVP/EVC. The SAVCAA assumes primary responsibility for directing the following:

  • Oversees, advises and assures due process on a variety of faculty policies and processes, including search and screen; faculty annual review and reappointment; promotion and tenure; sabbatical requests; faculty honors and awards; faculty complaints, mediation and resolution; and faculty grievances
  • Unresolved student appeals of academic or personal misconduct
  • Advising deans related to faculty issues, academic policy, and quality standards
  • Participate in dean and faculty searches
  • Professional development of faculty and academic administrators
  • Faculty mentoring initiatives
  • Dean and chair development
  • Special events hosted by the Office of Academic Affairs
  • Leadership and supervision of the Academic Council
  • Support faculty in developing pre-proposals and full proposals for new academic degrees, concentrations, certificates, and minors
  • Liaison to committees and councils
  • Co-leading activities related to campus and program accreditations
  • Support for the recruitment and retention of underrepresented faculty
  • Lead strategic planning, budgeting, academic program review, and new degree program development
  • Support faculty in grantsmanship, research, publishing and other scholarly endeavors
  • Qualifications

    Required Qualifications:

    The successful candidate for this key academic leadership role will have the following qualifications:

      A terminal degree and a tenured faculty appointment at the rank of full professor
      Extensive administrative experience in a complex organizational context and at least five years of successful administrative experience that involves faculty leadership
      Vision to recommend innovative strategies that enhance campus and faculty life
      Experience in developing and implementing faculty policies and procedures
      Excellent written and oral communication skills
      Ability to collaborate effectively with faculty, staff, administrators and external constituents
      Demonstrated experience and success in accreditation and strategic planning
      Demonstrated ability to not only respond to articulated faculty concerns, but also to anticipate potential challenges
      Ability to lead faculty in scholarship and research endeavors
      Experience in strategic planning, budgeting, academic program review, and program development

    To apply: Please submit the Southern University Unclassified Application, Curriculum Vita or Resume', and References to

    The application is available on the Southern University Human Resources website under downloadable forms at

    Criminal background check and reference verification is required.

    Southern University and A&M College is an equal opportunity employer.


    Commensurate with experience 
    Unclassified Application.doc    
    Created at 4/11/2018 1:14 PM  by Mikhale Robins 
    Last modified at 4/16/2018 10:00 AM  by Mikhale Robins