Mayville State University (MSU) invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice President for Business Affairs (VPBA). The VPBA reports to the president and has direct responsibility for the Business Office, Facilities Services and Physical Plant, Dining Services, Bookstore, and Child Development Programs. In each of these functions, the VPBA is responsible for providing efficient and cost-effective services responsive to the needs of those served. The VPBA also maintains strong relationships with the University internal stakeholders as well as community leaders and government officials, such as a legislative body.

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About Mayville State University

Mayville State was founded in 1889 as a normal school, or a school that specialized in educating future teachers. Since then, MSU has steadily grown and diversified into a comprehensive university. Excellence in the classroom continues to be the top priority. To enhance the college experience, students can participate on intercollegiate athletic teams and be involved in music and theater opportunities and a host of student clubs and organizations.

Student success is of utmost importance at Mayville State University and a fundamental component of our historic and current mission as "The School of Personal Service." Among the university's approved purposes is delivery of flexible programs, instruction, and student services to meet the needs of the individual. Our students enjoy personal attention, quality courses, and instructors who truly care about the quality of education each student deserves and receives. 

Fall Semester 2021 headcount enrollment was nearly 1,200 students. The campus workforce is made up of 192 employees. Traditional students, under the age of 24, comprise 69% of our total student population. The number of non-traditional students, age 25 and more, has increased by 31% in the last decade, with 371 currently pursuing degrees at Mayville State. A record number of freshmen enrolled in the Fall Semester of 2021. The student body is largely comprised of students from North Dakota and Minnesota, with 65% of all students being North Dakota residents. 68% of Mayville State graduates stay in North Dakota, filling workforce needs or continuing their education. The number of high school students who enroll in dual credit courses at Mayville State continues to increase.

Mayville State's total budgeted revenue in fiscal year 2021 is $28.2 million. This includes state appropriations of $8.4 million, $5.8 million in tuition and fees, $6.6 million in grants and contracts, $2.6 million in CARES Act funding, $1.5 million in sales and services of educational departments, $2 million in auxiliary enterprises, and $1.3 million in other revenues.

Mayville State University is organized into six academic divisions:

    • Division of Education
    • Division of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation
    • Division of Liberal Arts
    • Division of Science and Mathematics
    • Division of Business
    • Division of Nursing

Within these divisions, MSU proudly offers 80+ majors, minors, and programs. Available degrees include Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Education, Master of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Education, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of University Studies, Bachelor of Applied Science, and Associate of Arts.


Applications for Vice President for Business Affairs will be received and considered until the position is filled. For full consideration, submit applications by June 3, 2022.  Applications must include a letter of interest, addressing why the applicant is interested in this position as well as the opportunities outlined in the position profile; a CV/resume and five professional references with email and telephone numbers.  All inquiries, nominations, and applications will be held in strictest confidence, and references will not be contacted without the applicant’s expressed permission.

Submit applications and nominations electronically (Microsoft Word or PDF format) to:

Frederick V. Moore, JD/MBA
Executive Search Consultant, AGB Search

Lawrence R. Ladd, EdM
Executive Search Consultant, AGB Search

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AGB Search is managing the search for the next Vice President for Business Affairs at Mayville State University. Go to the AGB Search site for more information.