Vice President of Student Affairs

A renowned leader in fashion-related education located in the fashion capital of the world, LIM College seeks a new Vice President of Student Affairs (VPSA) to serve as the chief student affairs officer of the College.   Reporting directly to the President,  the  VPSA has overall responsibility for providing leadership, management, and supervision to the Office of Student Affairs, Housing and Residence Life, Student Life, Counseling and Accessibility Services and Compliance (non-Title IV). The VPSA will lead and advance the campus culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. The VPSA will collaborate with counterparts in Academic Affairs (AA) and other relevant departments to develop extracurricular programming that broadens and enhances the undergraduate and graduate student experience in all modalities. The VPSA will have a seat on the President’s Cabinet, and as such, will be looked to for solutions to challenges confronting the College, and ways to leverage opportunities that will position LIM College as a leader in experiential learning and fashion education. The position will work collaboratively with the College’s diverse stakeholders including academic affairs, career and internship services, external relations and alumni affairs, academic advising, and enrollment management to advance the mission of Student Affairs. The successful candidate should be a strong leader, a mentor, a relationship builder, a reliable colleague, and possess the ability to manage the details of the position, while maintaining a clear sense of the broader institutional context.


Located in the cultural and creative heart of midtown Manhattan, LIM College prepares students for careers in every aspect of the business of fashion.  Founded in 1939, LIM College continues to excel in preparing students for successful leadership roles in the business aspects of the fashion industry and related disciplines through an integrated, experiential, and creative experience in and out of the classroom. The College provides undergraduate and graduate programs to over 1,686 students representing 31 states and 22 countries. For more information on LIM College, please explore 


Essential qualities for the VPSA include leadership experience in student affairs, strategic planning, budget development, DEI, housing, and compliance. The VPSA should exhibit a collegial and collaborative leadership style and knowledge of current national trends and best practices in student development. Successful candidates should demonstrate a commitment to student success and an understanding of the mission and core values of LIM College. A successful history of supervising and mentoring staff, implementing innovative retention initiatives, and developing collaborative relationships with faculty, staff, and students is strongly preferred. A master’s degree or equivalent experience is required for this opportunity, while a doctoral degree is preferred. 


Location: New York City is one of the most iconic cities in the world. Surrounded by opportunity and culture, the College provides students with constant interaction with industry partners and global leaders in fashion, design, marketing, and media. 


Application: Please submit your application materials by utilizing the application URL below. For a confidential discussion or to make a nomination, please contact Carolyn Higgins, Assistant Director of Human Resources at 212-310-0663 or The first review of candidates will begin on May 28th and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.