Vice President for Government and Community Affairs

first_imgClarkUniversityVice President forGovernment and Community AffairsWorcester, MATHE SEARCHClark University seeks a collaborative, seasoned, and innovativeleader to join the institution as vice president for government andcommunity affairs (VP) and play a lead role in shaping the visionand direction for this highly respected small, private, liberalarts-based research university. The VP will join Clark under boldnew leadership as the University welcomed its 10th president anddistinguished alumnus, David Fithian ’87, Ph.D., in July 2020. Theposition is a strategic leadership role on President Fithian’sdynamic and evolving senior cabinet, with several other keyappointments recently made or currently underway. This recruitmentaligns with President Fithian’s focus on amplifying Clark’sprominence as a vocal leader within the national higher educationlandscape, as well as Clark’s investment in expanding outwardengagement at the state and federal level.For more than three decades, Clark has been a national model inthe movement of anchor institutions increasingly partnering withlocal governments, civic and business organizations, andneighborhood residents to rehabilitate and revitalize urbancommunities. Building upon this important legacy, the VP willpartner directly with President Fithian, overseeing all governmentand community affairs across the institution. This individual willalso work closely with deans, faculty, administrators, andtrustees, among other diverse stakeholders at all levels of theUniversity. Through broad collaboration and partnership, the VPwill develop strategies to strengthen Clark’s government andcommunity affairs, and effectively communicate its academic,research, and service missions to a wide variety of constituencieslocally, regionally, and nationally. Founded in 1887, Clark was one of the first all-graduateinstitutions in the United States. Today the University is ahighly-ranked, student-centered institution that educatesapproximately 2,350 undergraduate and 1,100 graduate students everyyear to be imaginative and contributing citizens of the world andto advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding throughrigorous scholarship and creative effort. This commitment toscholarship and inquiry reflects the University’s commitment to“challenge convention and change our world” and to address issuesof critical societal importance. It is also reflected by Clark’smany national and international distinctions, including recognitionfor its diversity and inclusion efforts, innovation, communityengagement and impact, as a top green campus, and for itsdistinguished geography and international development programs.Clark has also been included in the groundbreaking Collegesthat Change Lives guide since it was first published in1996.Clark is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a dynamic, diversecity “on the rise.” The second largest city in New England, with apopulation of roughly 186,000, Worcester is home to 11 institutionsof higher learning including the University of MassachusettsMedical School, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, College of theHoly Cross, Worcester State University, and the MassachusettsCollege of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Worcester is increasinglyrecognized for its growing healthcare and biotechnologycommunities, for its thriving arts and cultural communities, and asa vibrant food hub with an abundance of new restaurants and craftbreweries. In addition, the city enthusiastically anticipates therelocation of the Red Sox minor league baseball team fromPawtucket, RI to Worcester this year.Clark University has retained Jack Gorman of Isaacson, Miller, anational executive search firm, to assist in the recruitment. Allapplications, inquiries, and nominations, which will remainconfidential, should be directed to the search firm at thefollowing link: University embraces equal opportunity and affirmativeaction as core values: the University believes that cultivating anenvironment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental tothe success of our students, its employees, and its community. Thiscommitment applies to every aspect of education, services, andemployment policies and practices at Clark. Clark’s commitment todiversity informs its efforts in recruitment, hiring, andretention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility forbuilding a community that values diversity and the uniqueness ofothers by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with allmembers of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairnessand belonging. Clark strongly encourages members from historicallyunderrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, toapply.last_img read more

Nadal on a roll

first_imgPARIS,  (Reuters) – Rafael Nadal had expected to be spending his days fishing off his home island of Mallorca by the time he reached the age of 32 and his good friend Richard Gasquet probably wishes he was. Instead, the Frenchman will be the latest player in Nadal’s firing line as the Spaniard, who celebrates his birthday next week, moves inexorably towards an 11th French Open title.Nadal romped into the third round on Thursday with a 6-2 6-1 6-1 defeat of the outclassed Argentine Guido Pella.Far from slowing down, he appears fitter and faster and is striking his forehand with frightening power. Poor Pella never stood a chance once he had squandered four break points in the opening game of the match.Nadal has now won 27 consecutive sets at Roland Garros, including last year’s charge to La Decima.On this form, it looks hard to make a case for him not clamping his jaws around the Coupe des Mousquetaires trophy yet again and if Gasquet is to stop him he will have to improve on a head-to-head record which reads played 15, lost 15. It gets worse. The last 10 times the Frenchman has played against Nadal he has not even managed to win a set.“Ten years is a long time,” Gasquet said, recalling a conversation he had with his father after losing to the Spaniard in the semi-final of the Monte Carlo Masters in 2005, a few weeks before Nadal claimed his first French Open title.“I said, ‘He’s going to win and he might win a lot of Grand Slams, because he was incredible’. Maybe five or six, I didn’t think he would win 10 times.” Gasquet was rated as a future Grand Slam champion then.In all probability he will never win one major while Nadal already has 16. Yet the Spaniard could hardly have imagined he would still be ranked number one in the world 13 years after that clash and looking immovable on the Parisian clay.“You cannot predict the future. I just enjoy the things that are happening. At the age of 25, if you’d asked me when I’m 32 will I be here, I would say probably not,” he told reporters. “Probably I will be fishing or doing other things.“I am very happy to be where I am. Very happy to keep playing tennis at my age, because I heard all my career I will have a short career because of my style of game.”With rain showers predicted on Thursday, Nadal was in no mood for any overtime against Pella, dispatching his fellow left-hander with a barrage of brutal forehands on a warm and bouncy Court Suzanne Lenglen.Worryingly for the field, Nadal appears to be setting no limits on where his career might still go. “How do you know when you’ve reached your limit?” he said. “If you think you can’t improve because you have reached your limit, it’s not the right thing. You can improve small things, and small things at this level can lead to great things.“I don’t know where the limit is.”last_img read more