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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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With a total student population of more than 31,000, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is a public research university located in the capital city of Richmond, VA. The VCU Health System is an urban teaching hospital and is home to VCU Medical Center, the #1 ranked medical center in the Richmond metropolitan area with the only Level I trauma center in central Virginia. Together they make VCU the largest employer in the city of Richmond (22,888 including VCU and VCU Health employees).
Founded in 1838 and currently belonging to the elite group of R1 – Doctoral Universities with Highest Research Activity by Carnegie Classification, VCU enrolls students from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 108 countries. Students choose from 59 undergraduate, 69 master’s, 42 doctoral programs, three first-professional programs and 44 certificate programs offered by 11 schools and three colleges. With two main campuses on 173 acres in the historic downtown area, as well as satellite campuses located across the state and internationally, VCU boasts a diverse campus community, including approximately 43 percent of the student body identifying as minority, as well as an 18:1 student-faculty ratio, and more than 500 student clubs and organizations.
One of the largest academic health centers in the nation with a 52-acre footprint one block from Capitol Square, VCU Health System also maintains over 2.5 million square feet of facilities in satellite locations surrounding the city, including research space at the Virginia Biotechnology Research Park. In addition to VCU Medical Center, the $3.2 billion health system includes Community Memorial Hospital, the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, the Virginia Premier Health Plan (a 220,000-member non-profit Managed Care Organization), and the MCV Physicians (a faculty practice plan with more than 700 members and 770 residents and fellows).
- Tomikia LeGrande, Ed.D, vice president, strategic enrollment management and student success
- Grant J. Heston, vice president of university relations
- Tomika L. Ferguson, PhD, assistant dean for student affairs and inclusive excellence
- Rebecca Gomez, PhD, associate dean for academic and student affairs
- Ijuanzee Isom, director of human resources, student affairs
- Jill Blondin, PhD, executive director, global education office
- John Venuti, associate vice president for public safety, VCU and VCU Health, chief of police
- Mak Afework, PhD, deputy director of athletics
- Mike Porter, associate vice president for public affairs
- Sarah Golding, associate professor, department of biology
- Meredith Weiss, vice president for administration
- Gavin Roark, executive director, residential life and housing
- Malorie Yeaman, title IX coordinator and director, equity and access services