Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students


 University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students

Minneapolis, Minnesota

The University of Minnesota Twin Cities, a world-class research university of 51,000 students, seeks a strategic, collaborative, inclusive, and student-centered leader with significant administrative and student development experience in a complex organizational setting to serve as the next Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students (VPSA).

Reporting to the President, this individual will lead a first-class, comprehensive student affairs organization. To do so, the VPSA will be an advocate for student voice and needs, a builder of diverse and inclusive campus communities, an effective and innovative collaborator, and a gifted administrator with business acumen. Success  in  this  role  will  require a deep understanding of the current issues in student affairs and student development theory, the needs of  a  diverse  student  body,  the  role the university  plays in creating and sustaining the well-being of all students, and the interdependence of the academic and non-academic aspects of a holistic student experience.

The VPSA will be responsible for overseeing a robust student affairs operation with a budget of approximately $94 million and a staff of over 500 professionals and 20 units. The successful candidate will work to shape and promote the vision of a fully integrated student experience and enhance the connections between the academic and non-academic dimensions of student life. This person will need to be a respected student ally and advocate and also bring the necessary skills and experiences to manage senior staff and collaborate across campus to meet the needs of a diverse university community.

Please direct all inquiries, expressions of interests, and nominations in confidence to: Keight Tucker Kennedy, Partner; and Martens Roc, Senior Associate at Isaacson, Miller:

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