Ohio University invites applications and nominations for the
position of Vice President for Student Affairs (hereafter
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
- 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
- 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+
- 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.
For additional details, or to submit an application,
please visit: https://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/38395
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,
Additional information is available at https://www.ohio.edu/hr/benefits
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.