Ithaca College - Vice President for Finance and Administration

NY, Ithaca

Ithaca College, a private institution renowned for its undergraduate liberal arts curriculum and professional and graduate programs, seeks a vice president for finance and administration (VPFA) to partner with nationally heralded President Shirley M. Collado, Ithaca’s Board, and the campus leadership in overseeing all business and financial aspects of the college. A particularly important priority for the VPFA will be contributing to the implementation of the College’s strategic plan, Ithaca Forever, designed to shape the next chapter of the college’s exciting history.

Ithaca College’s five schools — the School of Business, Roy H. Park School of Communications, School of Health Sciences and Human Performance, School of Humanities and Sciences and School of Music — collectively offer more than 100 degree programs in a highly personalized classroom environment. The college awards bachelor’s and master’s degrees as well as a doctorate in physical therapy. Graduate degrees are offered in music education, physical and occupational therapy, business and communications, among others.

The new VPFA will bring a distinguished record of seasoned senior leadership in finance and administration and demonstrated accomplishments developing and attaining strategic goals and objectives, preferably in higher education or a similarly complex organizational setting. The VPFA will be a superb communicator with exceptional analytical skills who works and values collaboration with colleagues; understands and respects shared governance; and advances an environment of inclusive decision-making, student success and best practices.

WittKieffer is assisting Ithaca College in this search. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by April 5.

Application materials should be submitted to WittKieffer’s candidate portal using the buttons below.

Nominations and inquiries can be directed to: John Thornburgh and Kim Brettschneider at

Ithaca College values diversity because it enriches our community and the myriad experiences that characterize an Ithaca College education. Diversity encompasses multiple dimensions including but not limited to race, culture, nationality, ethnicity, religion, ideas, beliefs, geographic origin, class, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, disability and age. We are dedicated to addressing current and past injustices and promoting excellence and equity. Ithaca College continually strives to build an inclusive and welcoming community of individuals with diverse talents and skills from a multitude of backgrounds who are committed to civility, mutual respect, social justice and the free and open exchange of ideas. We commit ourselves to change, growth and action that embrace diversity as an integral part of the educational experience and of the community we create.