Vice president for student affairs

About Student Affairs

Student Affairs comprises the following units: counseling services, recreation and well-being, student health services, student commons and activities, residential life and housing, fraternity and sorority life, student conduct and academic integrity, multicultural student affairs, student accessibility and educational opportunity, dean of students, family programs, student media center, VCU Transform, a living learning community, and student affairs administration offices of human resources, finance, assessment, development, and technology support. .

About the Role

As Chief Student Affairs Officer, the Vice President for Student Affairs is responsible for providing vision, leadership, and strategic direction to Student Affairs. The Vice President is charged with the overall management planning, administration, and evaluation of the division's programs, services, personnel, policies, procedures development, facilities, and budget. The Vice President for Student Affairs also plays a principal role keeping the University engaged in national conversations affecting student affairs and in shaping key policies for the university.

The University seeks an experienced leader who is culturally competent in and deeply committed to serving and supporting students, especially historically underserved, first-generation, low income, non-traditional,post-traditional, and international students, with a collaborative and progressive growth-mindset. The leader will also be a skilled innovator and communicator, with experience in anticipating and managing issues and crises that influence the student experience.

How to apply

VCU’s Executive Search Team is assisting Virginia Commonwealth University in this search. Application materials should be submitted to the VCU job portal located at the link below:

VCU job portal:

Confidential inquiries, nominations and application materials should be directed to Tanya-Lee Giscombe. 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. 

Inquiries, nominations and application materials should be directed to: 

Tanya-Lee Giscombe

Celia O'Hallahan



Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action university providing access to education and employment without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), political affiliation, military status (including veteran status), genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or disability. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.