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Vice President for Round Rock Campus

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Vice President for Round Rock Campus

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Vice President for Round Rock Campus


Round Rock


VP for University Administration

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Commensurate with experience

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Required Qualifications: Applicants must specifically address how they meet these required qualifications to meet the requirements of the position.
  • Master’s degree in an appropriate field.
  • At least five years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Doctoral Degree in an appropriate field.
  • Existing ties or relationships to community and governmental organizations
  • Experience managing people, projects, budgets, and facilities
  • Commitment to an inclusive and team-based approach to management
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and shifting priorities
  • Experience developing productive relationships with community, government, and/or organizational groups
Job Description

Texas State University seeks a visionary, experienced, entrepreneurial, collaborative, and strategic leader to serve as the inaugural Vice President for the Round Rock Campus ( VPRR ). This position is the senior administrator at the Round Rock Campus. The VPRR will report directly to the university’s president – Dr. Kelly Damphousse – and serve as a trusted advisor and member of the president’s cabinet. Working in close partnership with academic affairs, student affairs, information technology, and finance and support service leaders, the VPRR bears primary responsibility for managing the operation of the Round Rock Campus, developing the 101-acre campus to support multidisciplinary academic and research initiatives that make a meaningful impact at the local and state levels, and building strong relationships with a variety of internal and external constituents.

Job Duties

The VPRR will join the university at a time of great momentum and change. In January 2023, TXST released Hopes & Aspirations High, our vision for the future of Texas State University. Two pillars define our Hopes & Aspirations High: elevating student success and achieving R1 status. Several goals support these pillars such as transforming and expanding the Round Rock Campus.
TXST seeks a visionary, experienced, entrepreneurial, collaborative, and strategic leader to serve as the inaugural vice president for operations and community engagement ( VPRR ) for the Round Rock Campus. This position is the senior administrator at Round Rock. Reporting directly to the university’s president, Kelly Damphousse, the VPRR functions as the chief executive officer with overall responsibilities and authority for the operation of the Round Rock Campus. The new leader will serve as a trusted advisor and member of the president’s cabinet, and imagine and execute a plan to improve and grow the Round Rock Campus, while expanding revenue and efficiencies.
The VPRR portfolio includes engagement, cultivating relationships with city, county, and business leaders, and partnerships with community colleges, nearby institutions of higher education, K-12 schools, and industry. The VPRR will also work closely with academic affairs, student affairs, information technology, and finance and support service leaders to develop and implement strategies related to overall planning and operations.

For the Round Rock Campus, the VPRR will:
  • Provide leadership and direction in all aspects of managing day-to-day campus operations and administration in a collaborative manner.
  • Oversee facilities, human resources, safety, and financial management.
  • Assess and refine the organizational structure and operating plan to maximize efficiency and efficacy, prioritize customer service, and build a culture in which all students, faculty, and staff feel a sense of belonging at TXST .
  • Establish and implement organizational goals, objectives, strategic plans, policies, and operating procedures that are aligned with university priorities; monitor and evaluate programmatic and operational effectiveness; and effect changes required for improvement and quality assurance.
  • Serve as the liaison between the Round Rock Campus and the San Marcos Campus, tirelessly advocating for the students, faculty, and staff at the Round Rock Campus.
  • Oversee the coordination of space schedules to support student, community, and academic needs to maximize facility usage.
  • Develop and manage budgets, approve purchases, make personnel decisions, and complete performance analyses.
  • Lead efforts to improve the student experience and support student success initiatives.
  • Support student recruitment efforts, including cultivating partnerships with other educational institutions to facilitate the transfer of students.
  • Envision, develop, and execute a strategic plan to increase the campus’s enrollment to generate additional resources and/or revenues, and to oversee various projects to support that growth.
  • Lead outreach and community engagement efforts that cultivate strategic partnerships with community and business leaders, including but not limited to the Round Rock Chamber of Commerce and other business associations, economic development officials and programs, and city and county planning officials and commissioners, with the goal of impacting two broad areas: workforce development and research/innovation. · Collaborate with fellow vice presidents, academic deans, and others to support academic and research initiatives, ensuring all needs are met.
  • Serve as the spokesperson for the Round Rock Campus.
Additional Information to Applicants

A detailed leadership profile is available at this link .

All applications, nominations, and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a letter of interest addressing the themes in this profile and a CV or resume. WittKieffer is assisting Texas State University in this search. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by May 1, 2023. Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal . Nominations and inquiries can be directed to Ryan Crawford and Julia Bradley at TXST

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Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including, but not limited to, criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Why work @ Texas State?

• Amazing health insurance: various coverage options starting your first day of employment for full-time employees with Texas State paying 100% of the employee premium and 50% for your dependents!
• Generous paid time off: vacation, holidays, sick days and many more!
• Excellent work life balance resources: mother and family-friendly resources in addition to a comprehensive FREE wellness program
• Great training and development opportunities: choose from a variety of classroom and online course offerings, learning resources, certifications, and employee educational support programs.
• An inclusive Bobcat community: join our many social networks offered on and off-campus
• Retirement peace of mind: TRS pension, retirement plans and voluntary saving options with generous employer contributions

By joining the Texas State Bobcat team, you’ll be a part of one of the most beautiful, diverse, and growing universities in the nation.

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