MC begins search to replace
Switzer as academic VP, dean
Manchester College has opened its search for a vice president and dean
for academic affairs to replace Jo Young Switzer, who will become the
next president of Manchester College.
In addition to leadership of 70 full-time faculty members in
instructional divisions, the athletics program and campus library, the
new vice president will have a key role in executing a new five-year
strategic plan for Manchester College. Committee work and research for
the strategic plan are under way.
Curriculum, academic programs, assessment, instructional technology and
faculty development and recruitment are key roles of the vice president
and dean for academic affairs. The liberal arts college has about 80
faculty members and 1,075 students, including 12 in the master of
Switzer has held the vice president/dean post since 1993. The Board of
Trustees announced in August that she will succeed President Parker G.
Marden, who is retiring.
closing date for applications is Nov. 30. Candidates should send a
letter of application, curriculum vitae and three professional
performance references to: Manchester College, Attn: Kimberly A. Votaw,
Vice President for Human Resources, 604 E. College Ave., North
Manchester, IN 46962.
Manchester is a Church of the Brethren college; about 11 percent of its
students are members of the church. For more information about
Manchester College, visit