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Utah State University
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Posted: 07/3/2018
Vice President for Marketing and Communications

Utah State University invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice President for Marketing and Communications. Founded in 1888 as the state’s land-grant university, Utah State is known for its strength in academics and counts 22 Goldwater Scholars among its graduates in the past 11 years. USU brought in $240 million research funding in fiscal year 2016, a record number, and now has fourteen Carnegie Professors of the Year – more than any other school in the state. In May 2017, USU was named as the #1 “Best School of 2017” by and as the #2 highest-ranked public university in the nation with lowest tuition in “America’s Best Value Colleges" (Forbes, "America's Best Value Colleges," May 2017).

Home to USU’s main campus, Logan is located in northern Utah’s Cache Valley. The mountain valley city of 50,000 is ranked in the top 15 (and number two in the West) for Best College Towns, according to the AIER College Destination Index. Consistently ranked among outstanding places to live, Logan is a notably safe and family-friendly community. In 2016, Logan was named as the 12th “Best College Town in America,” by Niche in 2015. Logan hosts an opera company, theatre company, galleries, and the American West Heritage Center. The town is within two-hours of 10 major ski resorts, several of which hosted sites for the 2002 Winter Olympics. It is also within a half-day’s drive to seven national parks including Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Arches, Zion, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, and Bryce Canyon.

The mission of Utah State University is to be one of the nation's premier student-centered land-grant and space-grant universities by fostering the principle that academics come first, by cultivating diversity of thought and culture, and by serving the public through learning, discovery, and engagement.

For this newly created position, the university seeks a creative, visionary leader and professional, who will engage staff and stakeholders in structuring a marketing and communications program that advances the university’s stature as one of the Intermountain West’s top public research universities with a unique mission in the state of Utah. The vice president is responsible for developing and implementing an overarching plan for marketing and strategic communications that reflects the university’s land-grant goals and objectives.

USU recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the university’s academic mission. USU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by university policy or local, state, or federal law. Learn more at

USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and offers a Dual Career Assistance program.

Applicants should include a statement of interest, a list of five (5) references and a resume/curriculum vita. Applicants and nominations will be kept confidential until campus interviews are scheduled. For optimum consideration, applications should be submitted on or before July 20, 2018. The position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding the search can be directed to the search committee chair:

Matthew White, Chair
Vice President for Advancement
Utah State University
1540 Old Main Hill
Logan, Utah 84322-1540
Telephone: 435-797-3495

Applications should be submitted on-line by visiting: