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Dear Colleagues,

As you may know, Sallie Marchello has resigned her position as Director of the Virginia Beach Higher Education Center, effective July 1, 2005, to accept the position of Registrar at the College of William and Mary. Sallie has done an outstanding job. We wish her success in her new position.

I am writing to inform you that we will be conducting an internal search for an acting director of the Virginia Beach Higher Education Center, who will serve for 12 months from July 1, 2005 (or as soon thereafter as the search can be completed) until June 30, 2006. Any current employee of Old Dominion University who meets the criteria laid out in the position description is eligible to apply. John P. Broderick (Acting Vice Provost) will chair the search committee. Other members of the committee are: Nancy Bagranoff (Dean of the College of Business and Public Administration), Brenda Lewis (Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies), Richard Kemp (Systems Engineer, VBHEC), Bob Norman (Director of the Peninsula Higher Education Center), and Donald Zeigler (Professor of Geography).

A search for a full-time director will be conducted during the 2005-2006 academic year. Here is the position description and the schedule for conducting the search and making the appointment:

ACTING DIRECTOR, VIRGINIA BEACH HIGHER EDUCATION CENTER Old Dominion University is conducting an internal search to recruit an individual to provide oversight and direct the day-to-day operations at the Virginia Beach Higher Education Center for the period July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2006. The successful candidate must have at least a Master's degree. The candidate must have a broad range of experience in higher education, with increased management responsibilities over time. The University is seeking an individual who can work both independently and without direct supervision, but also collaborate and interact with deans and department chairs, as well as with other University and community constituencies. The position requires effective leadership skills that include the ability to utilize data to promote problem solving and decision-making, and the ability to bring individuals together as a team. The candidate must be able to demonstrate knowledge concerning the use of distance learning technologies to deliver educational programs, recent developments in higher education that promote non-traditional educational programs, and an ability to create new ideas for providing increased numbers of students access to education. Excellent communication skills are required. A letter of application, résumé, and contact information for three professional references should be mailed to: Dr. John P. Broderick, Office of Academic Affairs, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA 23529. These may also be sent as PDF files attached to an e-mail to jpbroder@odu.edu. Review of applicants will begin June 17th and will continue until the position is filled.

There are numerous individuals now working at Old Dominion University who would do an excellent job as Acting Director of the Virginia Beach Higher Education Center. This will be a very important academic year, during which there are great opportunities to have an impact on the future of the Center. Please consider becoming a candidate and offering your experience and skills to serve in this very important position.

Thank you.


Thomas Isenhour

This article was posted on: June 9, 2005

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