Indiana State University — Vice President for Student Affairs

Indiana State University (ISU) invites nominations and applications for the position of vice president for student affairs. The university seeks a student-centered, inclusive leader who brings a deep understanding of student development and best practices in student affairs, as well as a creative and entrepreneurial approach to supporting student success.

Reporting to the president of Indiana State University, the vice president is responsible for shaping, implementing and articulating a strategic vision for the Division of Student Affairs. The mission of the division is to support academic success, student retention and graduation by fostering an inclusive and equitable campus community which promotes educational programs, social activities, services, resources and advocacy. The vice president oversees a range of departments and services, including: Campus Life, Campus Recreation, the Charles E. Brown African American Cultural Center, the Dean of Students, Dining Services, Fraternity and Sorority Life, the Hulman Memorial Student Union, Multicultural Services and Programs, the Ombudsperson, Residential Life, Student Conduct and Integrity, the Student Counseling Center, Student Health Promotion, and the UAP Clinic / ISU Student Health Center. The vice president will play a key leadership role at ISU by: fostering authentic engagement and understanding student needs; advancing student success and development for ISU’s student population; supporting diverse students and advancing an inclusive environment; shaping strategy and assessing outcomes; and encouraging community engagement by students.

Founded in 1865, Indiana State University is a comprehensive, state-assisted public institution offering degrees through the doctoral level. Classified as a community-engaged institution by the Carnegie Foundation, ISU has been named to the President’s Higher Education Honor Roll for Community Service each year since its creation. The Princeton Review has recognized ISU as one of the “Best in the Midwest” for 13 years in a row. Minority students constitute 27 percent of current enrollees, giving ISU the most diverse student population of all public residential universities in Indiana. 

A detailed leadership profile can be found at

Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’s Candidate Portal. Applications should include: a letter of interest addressing the themes in this profile and a CV or resume. 

Nominations and inquiries can be directed to Ryan Crawford and Sarah Miller at

Candidate confidentiality will be respected, and references will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. For fullest consideration, application materials should be received by November 20, 2020.

Indiana State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.