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September 23, 2021

National search begins for assistant vice president for business operations and planning

Submitted by Human Capital Services

A search committee appointed by Ethan Erickson, interim vice president and chief operating officer, and chief financial officer, has begun a national search for Kansas State University's assistant vice president for business operations and planning.

The assistant vice president advises and provides strategic counsel to the president, provost, vice presidents and other senior-level leaders on financial and personnel planning in pursuit of unit and university strategic goals. This role is also responsible for overseeing and setting the strategic vision of the Administrative Support Center, or ASC, the university's shared services center that provides budget, financial and administrative human resource services to central administrative units. Currently, the center supports departments reporting to the president's office, provost's office and several of the university vice president offices.

"The assistant vice president of business operations and planning plays a key role in supporting strategic business operations of the units supported by the ASC as well as continuing to lead the functions of the Administrative Support Center," Erickson said.

The following are members of the search committee:

  • Mary Tolar, director and associate professor, Staley School of Leadership Studies, chair.
  • Casey Lauer, assistant vice president, Division of Facilities.
  • Jay Stephens, vice president for human capital services. 
  • Jeff Morris, vice president for communications and marketing. 
  • Linda Cook, chief of staff and director of community relations. 
  • Lynn Carlin, special assistant to the provost. 
  • Rebecca Zecha, associate director of the budget office. 

Lindsey Fouquette, executive recruitment manager for Human Capital Services, is serving as the executive recruiter.

Learn more about the role. The search committee will accept applications until Oct. 22.