A Candidate's Guide to Colgate University

and the

Dean of the College Division

Colgate University, among the top liberal arts colleges in the country, seeks energetic, motivated, and highly visible candidates to serve as trusted resources for students on campus. Reporting within the Dean of the College Division, you will take an active leadership role in developing students into balanced, mature adults.

This is a distinctive opportunity for an accomplished professional with a strategic approach to student affairs to elevate the breadth and depth of resources available to Colgate students. It is an exciting time for the University as Colgate enters its third century. President Brian W. Casey is leading the campus through a comprehensive Third-Century Plan to raise the institution’s profile as a distinctive and strong undergraduate liberal arts institution to even-higher levels of achievement. Under the leadership of Vice President and Dean of the College Paul J. McLoughlin II, there has been tremendous progress in the division as part of an enhanced commitment to enriching the student experience. The energy on campus is palpable; four Residential Commons living-learning communities have been established and long-term goals have been established for further developing the residential college system through the creation of an upper-level residential system; career services; and integrated wellness.

In addition to these initiatives as part of the University’s Third-Century Plan, Colgate is also committed to an ambitious set of goals as part of The Plan for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. This plan presents a framework for moving the work of creating an inclusive campus forward, and also for engaging the Colgate community in this effort in the years ahead. Colgate’s vision for its next century makes clear that improved diversity, equity, and inclusion are absolutely necessary if the University is to achieve its ambitions.

Having celebrated its Bicentennial in 2019 and now forging boldly into its third century, Colgate is poised to realize its vision with a talented team within the Dean of the College Division. Colgate has distinguished itself as one of the finest residential universities and has sought a special purpose among institutions of higher learning. Candidates will have an understanding of and appreciation for a residential liberal arts education; a passion for providing support and opportunities for Colgate’s students, especially as they explore their identities and purpose; an authentic appreciation for Colgate’s history and traditions, as well as a vision of its potential; a deep understanding of the educational value of a diverse community; and a firm but fair approach to the resolution of conflict.

Learn more about the University and working at Colgate at colgate.edu/jobs-colgate.