SUNY Oneonta — Vice President for Student Affairs


SUNY Oneonta seeks a visionary leader who can apply innovative and strategic thinking to the work of student development as its next Vice President for Student Affairs (VPSA). The person in this role will oversee a portfolio of 8 departments, including: Athletics and Recreation, Community Standards, Counseling Center, Health Center, Student Life and Leadership at the Hunt College Union, Outdoor Programs, Residential Community Life, and Student Success.

About the University
Founded in 1889, SUNY Oneonta is a regional, comprehensive college located in central New York State. Part of the network of 64 campuses that make up the State University of New York System, the College enrolls about 6,000 students who pursue bachelor's or master's degrees or certificates in one of 60-plus academic programs. Alongside classes, the campus offers a residential experience that truly engages students in a variety of co-curricular activities.

Within the student body, 63% identify as female and 26% are from underrepresented racial or ethnic groups. SUNY Oneonta is regularly recognized as one of the most affordable colleges and best values, an acknowledgment of the college's academic quality and commitment to keeping student debt manageable. Oneonta was also recently ranked at number 11 among the best colleges in New York for securing a job after graduation.

The Position
As the chief student affairs officer, the VPSA will report directly to the President and serve as a member of the President's Cabinet. The VPSA also works closely with the College's staff and faculty to develop and promote a campus culture focused on student success in a safe and welcoming campus environment. It is important for the VPSA to engage in the campus and Oneonta community, and have a visible presence.

Joining a developing senior leadership team for the College, the new Vice President will pursue opportunities to set a direction and pace for the Division that prioritizes: collaborating and communicating across campus; reintroducing students to a residential campus experience after the disengagement sparked by pandemic restrictions; strengthening the mental health and wellness programming, and reinvigorating a sense of Divisional mission and pride. Additionally, the incoming VPSA will be charged with leading an inclusive and participatory effort to develop a strategic vision for the Division of Student Affairs. The successful applicant will be able to infuse a focus on student retention and diversity, and develop equity and inclusion priorities in the strategic vision for Student Affairs.

Applications and Nominations
This search is assisted by Academic Search, led by Senior Consultant Mahauganee Shaw. Nominations, inquiries, and application materials can be submitted to OneontaVPSA@academicsearch.org. Only applications received by March 25 can be assured full consideration. For more information about the College, the position, and the application procedures, please visit: https://academicsearch.org/wp-content/uploads/formidable/8/SUNYOneontaVPSA.pdf

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