Cal Poly Pomona — Associate Vice President for Student Success

Associate Vice President for Student Success
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Vice President for Student Success (AVPSS). The AVPSS leads the Office of Student Success and is part of the leadership team of the Division of Academic Affairs, reporting directly to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. The AVPSS must be innovative, collaborative and a strategic thinker, and will play a central role in the University’s plan to improve student learning and success.

The Office of Student Success, in partnership with Academic Departments, Student Affairs and other Divisions on campus, is primarily responsible for improving retention and graduation rates on campus and closing persistence and achievement gaps. The Office provides leadership, as well as holistic and integrated support, for multiple academic and student support units across campus in order to identify and address the needs of Cal Poly Pomona’s diverse student body. The Office provides strategic direction to the campus for implementing an inclusive polytechnic model of student success. This includes the academic and co-curricular experience of students and an integrated student success model. The Office of Student Success also leads and oversees the university’s advising efforts, as well as the development and implementation of academic intervention programs. The Office uses predictive analytic models to facilitate the campus’ development of data-informed strategies for programs and services. Metrics are used to evaluate efficiency and effectiveness of services to ensure the University is addressing the needs of its students. This strategic approach also provides direction to the associate deans, faculty and staff advisors on the college-based student success teams. The AVPSS, as the administrative leader of this unit, provides direction and oversight for various programs on campus. These include the Bronco Advising Center, e-advising tools, Cal Poly Pomona Pledge and California Promise Programs, Academic First Year Experience (FYE), Common Read Program, Poly Transfer and Early Start Programs, Learning Resource Center, University Writing Center, and campus collaborative for STEM SUCCESS.

Applications received by April 6, 2018 will receive full consideration. While the position will remain open until filled, candidate screening will begin immediately after the April 6 deadline. Candidates should email, as Microsoft Word or PDF attachments, the following: (1) a letter of interest that addresses the position responsibilities and qualifications listed above; (2) a current curriculum vitae; and (3) names and contact information of three professional references. Please review the Executive Search Profile for the position’s unique opportunities and qualification, as well as application procedures. Applications may be submitted securely through our website by clicking HERE, or to

RH Perry & Associates, a retained executive search firm, is supporting the University in this search.
Candidates seeking additional information or a confidential conversation about their candidacy, should contact Mr. Thomas K. DaRin, Senior Consultant, (585) 451-9385 or or Mr. Paul Doeg, President & Chief Operating Officer, (406) 220-2129 or

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