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Vice President of Student Engagement and Success

Central Washington University
Washington, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 18, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Chief Student Affairs Officers & Vice Presidents, Other Student Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
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Central Washington University, one of the Pacific Northwest’s premier universities, announces a nationwide search for its next Vice President of Student Engagement and Success. The University seeks a proven, innovative leader who can join the executive leadership team to further build upon the University’s affirming environment.

Founded in 1891 as the Washington State Normal School, Central Washington University has grown into a comprehensive university with four colleges (Arts and Humanities, Business, Education and Professional Studies, and Sciences) and eight University Centers and instructional sites. Located in the heart of Washington State, about 90 minutes east of Seattle, CWU enrolls more than 10,300 students. The student to faculty ratio is 20:1 with an annual budget of more than $350 million. CWU has consistently ranked as one of the top “Best Bang for Your Buck” universities in the West and is the only state university to earn the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award in five out of the last six years.

Reporting directly to the President, the Vice President of Student Engagement and Success (VPSES) provides leadership for the Division of Student Engagement and Success and is charged with developing, implementing, and fostering an integrated and seamless pipeline of students from recruitment and onboarding through retention, persistence, and graduation. The VPSES will partner closely with the VP for Academic Affairs on integrating student success into all aspects of academic life and the VP for Advancement on transitioning students into a robust alumni network.

Responsibilities include oversight of admissions, financial aid, orientation, student life, student health and wellness, Associated Students of CWU, Dean of Students Office, housing and residence life, campus recreation, career services, veteran services, educational access, student success and other offices. Responsibilities include leadership development, budget oversight, hiring and evaluation.

The VPSES reports to the President and is a member of the University’s Executive Leadership Team, President’s Budget Advisory Committee, and the University Policy Advisory Council. The VPSES supports collaborative and constructive relationships with other departments, in particular, those within Academic Affairs, Advancement, and Public Affairs. The VPSES is an enthusiastic and effective advocate for diversity and inclusion in student and employee recruitment and retention and in the workplace. (A ‘Position Description’ is available upon request at the email listed below).

While applications and nominations will be received until a new VPSES is selected, interested parties are encouraged to submit their materials to our Consultant at the address below by May 15th to receive optimal consideration. Application materials should include a letter of interest and a current CV.

R. William Funk & Associates
2911 Turtle Creek Boulevard – Suite 300 Dallas, Texas 75219

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