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Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs

Minnesota State
Minnesota, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Nov 11, 2021

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Chief Student Affairs Officers & Vice Presidents, Executive, Other Executive
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Full Time
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The Minnesota State Board of Trustees and Chancellor Devinder Malhotra invite nominations and applications for the position of Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs.


Minnesota State is the largest and most diverse provider of higher education in the state. We are a vibrant network of 30 colleges and seven state universities that provide a safe and inclusive environment for all students, faculty, and staff on our campuses. We are committed to Equity 2030, a systemwide shared vision to close the educational equity gaps at all our institutions by the year 2030.


Minnesota State seeks an experienced, dynamic, and visionary educational leader focused on student success with significant experience in a mission-driven, complex organization. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of leading change; an innovative mindset to support the redesign of teaching, learning, and student support services; a strong vision for equity and inclusion; and collaborative management and communication skills.


The Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs serves in the chancellor’s cabinet. In collaboration with academic and student affairs leadership at the system office and at our 37 colleges and universities, the senior vice chancellor oversees and leads the systemwide strategic planning, development, and administration of academic and student affairs initiatives, programs, and policies in fulfillment of the Minnesota State mission to ensure access to an extraordinary education and to provide the talent to fuel Minnesota’s economic engine.


Minnesota State has an enduring commitment to enhancing Minnesota’s quality of life by developing and fostering understanding and appreciation of a free and diverse society and providing equal opportunity for all its students and employees. To help effectuate these goals, Minnesota State is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in employment and education.


The Academic Affairs unit supports the Minnesota State mission by developing initiatives that promote quality and accountability of academic programming as we strive to prepare all students for the workforce and professional careers in a globally, culturally and linguistically diverse world. Academic Affairs is focused on effective and innovative teaching with an assurance of collaboratively planned and high-quality academic programs throughout the state. Most importantly, Academic Affairs provides knowledgeable support and shared resources for those on our campuses who directly serve students in the fulfillment of their aspirations and learning achievements.


Student Affairs and Enrollment Management staff provide leadership, advocacy, and support for professionals working in all areas of student affairs at Minnesota State colleges and universities. Student Affairs staff lead a variety of initiatives designed to foster student success including policy development and review, financial aid, student learning and development, adult learning services, and veteran and service members resources.


The Senior Vice Chancellor will possess a minimum of 10 years of successful and progressive academic or student affairs leadership experience in a large, diverse, and complex organizational setting. He/she will have Successful experience building and maintaining effective relationships with faculty, staff, and student constituencies. An earned doctorate or terminal degree is required.


Application Procedure


Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. is assisting Minnesota State Colleges and Universities in this search. Applications and nominations are now being accepted. Confidential inquiries, nominations and application materials should be directed to Greenwood/Asher & Associates.


For a full application package please provide a cover letter, CV, and list of five references. Submission of application materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged.


The search will be conducted with a commitment of confidentiality for candidates until finalists are selected. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made.


Please direct inquiries and application materials to:


Betty Asher

Co-Founder, Greenwood Asher & Associates and Vice President & Managing Partner, Kelly


Lauren McCaghren

Senior Executive Search Consultant at Greenwood Asher & Associates


To learn more about Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, please visit


The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. Candidates with hearing or speech disabilities may contact us via preferred telecommunications relay services.

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