Vice President for Student Engagement and Well-Being


Vice President for Student Engagement and Well-Being

Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta, GA

The Georgia Institute of Technology, also known as Georgia Tech, a top-ranked public institution and one of the leading research universities in the United States, seeks an accomplished and innovative leader to serve as its inaugural Vice President for Student Engagement and Well-Being. The creation of this new position is a key part of the university’s new strategic plan, Progress and Service For All, which centers students and their well-being as top priorities and values for the Institute. These values will ground the work and vision of the VP position. The new Vice-President will combine and lead the Divisions of Student Life and Campus Services, creating a newly- established unit that brings together all non-academic aspects of the Institute that impact the student experience under a common reporting structure with the shared vision of creating a holistic and progressive approach to student engagement.

Reporting to President Ángel Cabrera, the VP position demands both inspirational leadership and a thorough understanding of the best practices in student affairs and campus services. The successful candidate must possess the knowledge, skills, and experience required to create a cohesive campus community, serve as a highly engaged and visible advocate for students, continue building robust and meaningful connections with faculty, provide leadership and guidance on crisis response campus-wide, and embrace the Institute’s traditions.

The VP will be responsible for overseeing a robust student life operation with a budget of approximately $200 million and a staff of over 2500 professional and student employees between the two constituent divisions. 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. As a member of the President’s Cabinet, the VP will be expected to provide visionary and strategic leadership through the merger of two well-established divisions; collaborate with colleagues throughout the university to achieve a fully integrated student experience; support a diverse student body and promote Georgia Tech’s access and affordability mission; develop and lead a robust management team; and provide management and oversight of a complex business enterprise. 

Applications, nominations, and inquiries should be directed electronically in confidence to:

Dan Rodas, Partner

Bryce Gilfillian, Associate

Isaacson, Miller

Georgia Tech is an equal education/employment opportunity institution dedicated to building a diverse community. As part of our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, we strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. We strive to be and promote a family-friendly environment and recognize that supporting this culture, at times, includes assisting dual-career couples with employment needs.