Witt/Kieffer is pleased to support Providence College in its search for a new Vice President, General Counsel. We bring this important position to your attention in the hope that you might assist us in identifying potential candidates who have the appropriate experience and background to join Providence College. Your own personal expression of interest would of course be welcome as well.
Providence College is a Roman Catholic, four-year, liberal arts college located on 105 acres in Providence, Rhode Island. Providence College was founded in 1917 and is the only college or university in the United States founded by and conducted under the auspices of the Dominican Friars. Formally known as the Order of Preachers, the Dominicans were founded by the Spanish priest St. Dominic de Guzman in 1216.?
Providence College's four schools – the School of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Professional Studies, School of Continuing education – collectively offer more than 70 degree programs. With approximately 314 full-time and 182 part-time faculty members, the College boasts a 12:1 student-faculty ratio, ensuring a highly personalized education. The College awards bachelors and master’s degrees. Providence College competes in 8 men’s and 11 women’s varsity sports, all at the Division I level, with membership in the NCAA, the BIG EAST Conference, the HOCKEY EAST Association, and the Eastern Collegiate Atlantic Conference.
The next vice president, general counsel (GC) of Providence College (PC) will provide executive and administrative direction over the College’s legal affairs as a member of the president’s cabinet. Reporting to the executive vice president, this executive will serve as the chief legal officer, providing legal support, advice and assistance to the board of trustees, president, vice presidents and other administrative officers, faculty and staff on all legal matters affecting the institution. As a highly visible member of the senior leadership team, this executive will be responsible for a wide range of issues including contracts, subpoenas, business matters, personnel issues, student rights, and litigation. The Office of General Counsel will ensure that all Providence College’s legal rights and opportunities are protected and that the College’s legal obligations are met. The GC will be expected to provide a proactive and collaborative approach to the legal issues associated with a dynamic organization committed to academic excellence in pursuit of the truth, growth in virtue, and service of God and neighbor.
Confidential inquiries, nominations and expressions of interest may be addressed to the consultants for the search Werner Boel and John Fazekas, at PCGeneralCounsel@wittkieffer.com.