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Vice President for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management

Fort Valley State University
Georgia, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Jun 30, 2021

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Admissions, Enrollment, Retention & Registrar, Chief Student Affairs Officers & Vice Presidents
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Vice President for Student Affairs 

& Enrollment Management

at Fort Valley State University in Georgia

Named as one of the Best Historically Black Colleges and Universities for 2021 by College Consensus, Fort Valley State University seeks qualified professional candidates for the position of Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. As part of the President’s Cabinet, the Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management works to create a community for students outside the classroom that encourages engagement, learning, and personal growth. The Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management reports directly to the President. Applications will be reviewed immediately. Take a virtual tour of the University at

For complete information, see the Search Profile at 

About the University

Located in Central Georgia, Fort Valley State University ( is a comprehensive institution offering 37 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. One of the University System of Georgia’s three public historically black universities, FVSU is the state’s only 1890 Land Grant Institution.

FVSU combines the personal attention and family feel of a small, private college with the resources and research found at large public universities. The University’s 1,365-acre main campus in Fort Valley has the second largest acreage of any Georgia university. 

FVSU advances its mission and educational goals through three academic colleges: Agriculture, Family Sciences, and Technology; Arts and Sciences; and Education and Professional Studies. In fall 2020, the University enrolled 2,542 undergraduate and 285 graduate students.

Of the 92 faculty members, 74 percent hold doctorates. The close-knit campus community encourages personal and academic growth and establishing lifelong ties that extend beyond graduation.

FVSU has been recognized four consecutive years as the top public historically black college in Georgia. This #1 ranking includes US News and World Report, 2019 and 2020 Best Colleges rankings, and the Washington Monthly, 2019. In 2018, Diverse Issues in Higher Education listed FVSU as a top 10 producer of African Americans with bachelor’s degrees in mathematics, engineering technology, family and consumer sciences, computer and information systems, psychology, and history in the state of Georgia.

The National Science Foundation provides more funding for science, technology, engineering, and math research at FVSU than at any other public teaching college in Georgia, putting it in the top 10 for NSF-funded STEM research among all colleges in the state.

Fort Valley State University has produced graduates who have literally changed the world, serving as pioneers and trailblazers in civil rights, education, law and government, human rights, and public policy.

The Opportunity

The Student Affairs and Enrollment Management department encompasses many of the departments which work collaboratively to enhance the well-being of the students at FVSU. From orientation to student conduct, admissions to financial aid, and health and counseling to student leadership, the Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management guides this department to help students make Fort Valley State University their home and achieve continued success.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provides executive level leadership for the department.
  • Implements and assesses planning strategies.
  • Allocates department resources.
  • Administers a variety of comprehensive student programs and services.
  • Creates a positive student experience that affords all students an opportunity to be successful.
  • Acts in an advisory role for the President on student affairs matters.
  • Works with other University officers as a member of the Senior Leadership team.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Master’s degree in a course of study related to the occupational field; doctorate preferred
  • Seven years of related experience
  • Five years of supervisory and leadership experience
  • Knowledge of higher education
  • Skills in planning and using quantitative and qualitative data
  • Skills in interpersonal communications
  • Skills in working with a diverse student body
  • Skills in leadership

Metropolitan Central Georgia

Fort Valley State University is in the Central Georgia metropolitan area, which encompasses the state’s fourth largest city, Macon, as well as several growing cities and progressive small towns. Other features of the area include Robins Air Force Base, one of the state’s largest employers; the #11 rated public school in Georgia, the Academy of Classical Education, and the nationally recognized Houston County School System; and outstanding healthcare along with the second largest hospital in Georgia. 

Central Georgia offers endless activity opportunities for families and individuals alike. A wide range of fine and casual dining, live music venues, festivals, water parks, golf courses, museums, historical sites, farmer’s markets, touring Broadway shows, kayaking, indoor rock climbing, and more provide an appealing quality of life.

The City of Fort Valley has been honored as one of 10 Georgia “Cities of Excellence,” and it is considered one of the state’s “best managed and most livable cities.” It offers tree-lined streets and beautiful historic homes and boasts a cost of living below the state and national average. 

Beyond the Metro Central Georgia area, Atlanta, one of the nation’s largest cities, and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport are easily accessible by I-75. If looking for time at the beach or enjoying the cool mountain air, the Georgia coastline or Blue Ridge Mountains are only a three-hour drive away.

Application & Nomination Process

Confidential applications/inquiries are welcomed, and nominations are invited.


Application packet must include: a) A letter of interest that addresses the responsibilities and qualifications of the position, b) Current resume or curriculum vitae, and c) At least five references with full contact information including e-mails (References will not be contacted without consent from applicant.)

Submit application packet (preferably as PDFs) to: 

Additional information will be requested upon receipt of application.  

For best consideration, submit application packet by July 9, 2021. Review of applications begins immediately, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


Submit nominations to: with complete contact and e-mail information for the individual being nominated.

Emily Parker Myers, CEO, and Jennifer Barfield, Senior Vice President, of Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting, are assisting Fort Valley State University with this search.

Fort Valley State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, or marital or veteran status.

Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting | 478-330-6222

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