Vice Provost for Student Affairs

The Johns Hopkins University (JHU), one of the world’s premier research universities, seeks an innovative and entrepreneurial leader for the role of Vice Provost for Student Affairs. Reporting directly to Provost Sunil Kumar and working closely with President Ron Daniels and the Board of Trustees, the Vice Provost plays a critical and highly visible role in ensuring that the University achieves its ambitious goals for student success. JHU has made bold, sustained, and dramatic investments in the student experience over the last 15 years, making student affairs a prominent and well-resourced division at the university. Student Affairs enjoys a close relationship with academic affairs at JHU, and shares responsibility for delivering on one of the University’s highest priorities: ensuring that highly talented students from a wide range of backgrounds, regardless of their ability to pay, thrive during and after their time at JHU.                                                                                                      .

JHU trustee and alumnus Michael R. Bloomberg gave $1.8 billion to JHU in 2018 in support of financial aid at Johns Hopkins, ensuring that a Hopkins education is within reach for qualified, high-achieving students, regardless of their ability to pay. Thanks in part to this generous gift, JHU’s incoming class for Fall 2021 is its most diverse to date, and the percentage of first-generation, low-income (FLI) students has increased from 21% in 2018 to 26% in 2021. JHU is acutely conscious that a need-blind, no-loan financial aid policy is only part of the solution. It is critical for all students, but particularly FLI students, that the campus climate is inclusive, that connections can be established with people who share common identities, and that coaching, advising, and support services are accessible and relevant.

The successful VP might come from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences (student affairs, academic affairs, corporate sector, non-profit sector, enrollment, advancement, etc.) as long as they are optimistic, data-driven, ambitious, and skilled at focusing and leading a diverse team to deliver measurable results. The ideal candidate will be someone who thrives in complex, highly demanding, fast-paced environments where expectations and standards are high.


The Johns Hopkins University was America’s first research university, founded for the express purpose of expanding knowledge and putting that knowledge to work for the good of humanity. It was incorporated in 1867 under the terms of a $7 million bequest from Johns Hopkins, a Quaker merchant of Baltimore, who directed that the funds be used for the establishment of a university and a hospital.

Today, Johns Hopkins has approximately 6,500 faculty, 6,200 undergraduate students, and 17,600 graduate students arrayed across 230 degree programs at the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels. Perennially ranked as the nation’s leader in annual research expenditures, the University has exceeded its own standard over the past decade due to excellent academic leadership, committed faculty and students, innovative international programs, high levels of collegiality, and exceptional interdisciplinary collaboration. In the past five years, research awards and expenditures have grown from $1.8 billion to $2.5 billion. The University’s annual revenue exceeds $5.7 billion. The University’s endowment is over $7 billion.

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For best consideration, please send all nominations and applications in confidence to:

Sue May, Managing Director

Erin Kalagher Meissner, Associate

Storbeck Search

Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, other legally protected characteristics or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. The University promotes Affirmative Action for minorities, women, individuals who are disabled, and veterans. Johns Hopkins University is a drug-free, smoke-free workplace.