Vice President for Student Life

Vice President for Student Life

Rhodes College seeks an experienced, strategic, and forward-looking leader for the position of Vice President for Student Life. Reporting to President Jennifer Collins and serving as a member of her core Senior Leadership Team, the Vice President will partner with students, faculty, staff, and administrators to design and implement a holistic vision for the student experience at Rhodes that will inform both high-level strategy and day-to-day operations. Drawing upon a nuanced understanding of national best practices and student development theory, the Vice President will lead the way in crafting policies, guidelines, and approaches that are proactive, transparent, and thoughtfully tailored to Rhodes’s mission and needs.

As a residential liberal arts college in the heart of Memphis, Rhodes is defined by its talented students, dedicated teacher-scholar faculty, rigorous curriculum, and a deep commitment to civic engagement. Its next Vice President must share these values and be eager to partner with students, faculty, and others in ensuring that Rhodes delivers on its promise of cultivating within its graduates a life-long passion for learning, a compassion for others, and the ability to​ translate academic study and personal concern into effective leadership and action in their communities and the world.

Rhodes has a steadfast commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion across all facets of student life, and has built a unique place for itself among the nation’s top liberal arts colleges by combining a powerful commitment to the liberal arts with unusually rich connections to the surrounding City of Memphis, Tennessee. Rhodes has twice been named “The #1 Most Service-Oriented College in the United States” by Newsweek, and civic engagement is integrated into the curriculum for all students. Recently, Rhodes was included in the new Princeton Review college guide, Colleges that Create Futures:  50 Colleges that Launch Careers by Going Beyond the Classroom. Named by the Princeton Review as America’s most beautiful college campus, Rhodes also ranks #54 among the nation’s top liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report. The college is one of 40 institutions in the quintessential guidebook, Colleges That Change Lives, and is included on the Princeton Review’s lists of “Colleges that Create Futures” and “Colleges that Pay You Back.”

The Vice President for Student Life is the chief student affairs officer and is a visible and accessible leader on campus and in the local community. The new Vice President should be an experienced leader with deep subject matter expertise in modern student affairs, as well as have an ease and genuine rapport with both students and faculty.

Please send nominations, applications, and queries in confidence and electronically to:

Sue May, Managing Director

Matthew Marsallo, Managing Associate

TaJuan Wilson, Managing Associate

Storbeck Search

Rhodes College is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workforce.