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Founding Dean, UIndy Online and The Sease Institute
University of Indianapolis

Date Posted Jul. 8, 2024
Title Founding Dean, UIndy Online and The Sease Institute
University University of Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN, United States
Department UIndy Online and Sease Institute
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Dean
  • Continuing Education/Distance Learning
    Administration - Academic Unit
    Continuing Education/Distance Learning
    Administration - Academic Unit


As part of its new strategic plan, the University of Indianapolis seeks to reimagine educational experiences for post-traditional learners while strengthening the competitiveness and economic vitality of the region through corporate, government, and community partnerships.

To advance these strategic priorities, the university has established a new business unit - UIndy Online & Sease Institute - and seeks an experienced, innovative, and collaborative leader to serve as its Founding Dean.

The Founding Dean of UIndy Online & Sease Institute will operationalize the strategy and plans for developing and supporting a robust array of online, hybrid, and face-to-face programs, including fully online degree programs, stackable certificates and credentials, and corporate training and executive education. The Dean will cultivate and steward strategic external partnerships and provide institutional leadership regarding online, professional, and continuing education.

Learn more about the opportunity and download a detailed leadership profile at

The University of Indianapolis is distinguished by market-responsive programs offered through four academic colleges and seven schools. More than 700 faculty and staff are deeply invested in the success of nearly 5,000 students, including approximately 1,400 graduate students. Through an applied liberal arts foundation and experiential education, the university prepares graduates to be leaders and changemakers who will shape the communities in which they live and serve.

UIndy is committed to being an engine for social mobility and a partner in addressing rapidly changing workforce demands and learner preferences. In 2019, the university established the Sease Institute to support regional workforce needs by offering tailored business solutions for employers, including noncredit certification programs and on-demand offerings for employees.

The successful Founding Dean candidate will have a deep understanding of professional education and prior experience building, leading, and/or managing a complex online education enterprise. The ideal candidate will have a master's or doctoral degree and significant relevant operational and administrative experience.

WittKieffer is assisting the University of Indianapolis in this search. All applications, nominations, and inquiries are invited. Applications should include a CV and letter of interest and can be submitted via WittKieffer's candidate portal. Candidates will be considered until an appointment is made.

Nominations and inquiries can be directed to Philip Tang and Sarah Seavey at

The University of Indianapolis is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, citizenship status, military status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. The University of Indianapolis does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission as required by Title IX.



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