Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

The University of California, Berkeley (‘Berkeley’/‘UC Berkeley’) invites nominations, expressions of interest, and applications for the position of Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. Reporting to the Chancellor and the Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost, this position will be a strategic partner in fulfilling the University’s commitment to creating a strong sense of community and enhancing the student experience for the University’s 30,000 undergraduate and 11,000 graduate students.


The University of California, Berkeley is one of the world’s premier research and teaching universities and has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the nation’s top public university for 20 straight years. With 2018 marking UC Berkeley’s sesquicentennial, the university is celebrating 150 years of serving as a beacon of opportunity for students of all backgrounds, a center of research excellence and cutting-edge discoveries, and as an institution committed to serving the economic and educational needs of California and the nation. Berkeley is internationally renowned for excellence and pioneering achievements across all disciplines. At the heart of its preeminence are approximately 1,500 full-time faculty dispersed among more than 180 academic departments and research units. The campus is supported by nearly 9,000 talented and diverse staff working across 20 different job categories. Berkeley is proud of its long-standing history of promoting access, diversity, equity, and inclusion – 20% of the most recent freshman class are first-generation college students and over 30% percent of undergraduate students are Pell-eligible.


The Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs provides strategic leadership and vision to a division of over 1600 staff responsible for “advancing the learning and personal growth of students by providing leadership, services, and opportunities that enable them to succeed in and contribute to a diverse and global society.” This role oversees a diverse and wide-ranging portfolio that includes undergraduate admissions; office of the registrar; financial aid and scholarships; housing, dining, residential programming, childcare services; campus life and leadership, including public service and career services; ASUC Student Union; university health services, including counseling and psychological services, clinical, and social services; and recreational sports. The divisional offices provide administrative and financial services, communications, technical support, and professional development for the staff who are on the frontlines and working hard to create the best student experience possible.


The next Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs must be inspired and ready to provide strong and collaborative leadership to the division and work closely with campus leadership and Berkeley’s students, faculty, and staff to deliver responsive and innovative programs and services, ensure financial sustainability for the division, strengthen the connection between academic and student affairs, promote diversity, equity and inclusion, and create an environment for success.


Applicants should have a graduate degree in a related field and at least 10 years of progressive managerial experience in student affairs at a large research university. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated ability to provide strong, values-based leadership, manage the financial affairs of a large, complex student affairs operation, and use knowledge of current issues and trends in student affairs to make innovative program improvements. This seasoned leader will have enthusiasm for working directly with students, exceptional political acumen and communication skills, a passion for diversity and inclusion, and a strong commitment to Berkeley’s mission.


For further information please refer to the position description and timeline on the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs search page.


Application and Nomination Process

The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue to accept applications and nominations until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a current curriculum vitae and a cover letter describing relevant experience and interest in the position. Submission of materials via email is strongly encouraged. Nominations should include the contact information of the nominee. All nominations and applications will be handled in confidence.


Application materials should be submitted to:

Alberto Pimentel

Managing Partner


Navid Nakai

Senior Associate


Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates

6512 Painter Avenue

Whittier, CA 90601



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