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Vice President for Student Affairs

Ohio University
Ohio, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Sep 2, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Chief Student Affairs Officers & Vice Presidents, Executive, Other Executive
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Employment Type
Full Time
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Ohio University invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice President for Student Affairs (hereafter VPSA).

With its historic main campus in Athens; five regional campuses; three extension campuses in the Columbus, Cleveland, and Dayton areas; and one of the largest enrollments of online students among public universities in Ohio, the University has a collective enrollment of over 33,000 students. The stunning 1,740-acre main campus is located in what has been named one of America’s best college towns. The campus seamlessly merges with Uptown Athens, which is rich with local food culture and walking distance from historic neighborhoods. Established by the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 and chartered in 1804, Ohio University is the state’s first institution of higher education and one of America’s oldest public universities. Today, OHIO is classified as a research university with high research activity by the Carnegie Foundation.

The Vice President for Student Affairs (VPSA) reports to the President and with a strong commitment to equity and social justice will lead, promote, and direct an accomplished, dynamic, and respected student affairs division.

Specifically, the position provides leadership and oversight in the following areas:

  • Assist University leaders in achieving the OHIO mission of advancing the intellectual and personal development of OHIO students.
  • Manage a portfolio of more than 2.4M square feet of space and a total budget exceeding $93M. This includes $79M in auxiliary spending and University funded departments account for $14M of the overall budget.
  • Actively engage with the University senior leadership team to set University policies and capital and facility planning.
  • Oversee programs, services, and facilities designed to create a supportive learning environment that is strategically aligned with the University’s strategic plan.
  • Provide oversight of the Division of Student Affairs, including 12 departments, ~300 professional and graduate staff, and 2000+ student employees.
  • Lead student success and student engagement initiatives in partnership with academic partners supporting retention, persistence, and graduation outcomes.
  • Guide a high functioning leadership team.
  • Operationalize diversity, equity and inclusion efforts across the Division of Student Affairs.
  • Create and maintain partnership with a broad array of internal and external constituents.
  • Initiate and implement student success projects, which facilitate and improve the financial, administrative and service productivity for Division of Student Affairs units.

For a detailed opportunity profile, please visit:

The position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please apply by September 30, 2021.

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The VPSA is an executive position at OHIO and, as such, salary for the selected candidate will be negotiable, commensurate with education and experience, and competitive in the student affairs field within the context of similarly situated positions at public universities in the state of Ohio and beyond.

In addition to a competitive, data-driven approach to salary, Ohio University is proud to offer a robust healthcare plan that includes maternity care, transgender care, counseling and mental healthcare, prescription coverage, vision, dental, orthodontia care, and more. Our robust benefits package also includes paid holidays, sick time, personal time, a tuition waiver up to 100% for self and dependents, an excellent retirement plan with up to a 14% company contribution, a 12-week parental leave program, adoption reimbursement, flextime and flexplace policies, an employee assistance program, access to professional development programs, and more.

Additional information is available at

Ohio University is proud of its rich history, diverse campuses, international communities, and beautiful Appalachian settings. As part of our ongoing efforts to provide and support a transformative learning experience, we affirm our commitment to fostering a welcoming, respectful, diverse, and inclusive workforce and community. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, ethnicity, national origin, national ancestry, sex, pregnancy, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, military service or veteran status, mental or physical disability, or genetic information. Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.


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