San Diego State University — Dean of Global Campus

San Diego State University (SDSU) invites nominations, applications, and expressions of interest in its search for the next dean of Global Campus. 

For over 40 years, SDSU’s College of Extended Studies expanded access to the university’s programs with the ultimate goal of transforming the lives of individuals, families and communities. Now known as SDSU Global Campus, it is unique as a self-supporting entity and provides fiscal support to campus-wide initiatives. Over the past five years, Global Campus has served over 50,000 students across a range of offerings, including professional development and certificate programs; international programs; distance learning programs; online undergraduate and graduate degrees and advanced certificates; special session and extension credit programs; and offerings through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Global Campus has approximately 50 staff. The dean of Global Campus reports to the university’s provost and senior vice president.

The ideal candidate must be a forward-looking, visionary, and entrepreneurial leader with significant experience advancing non-traditional offerings and programs in higher education. They should have the ability to develop and implement a comprehensive strategic plan that can accelerate the Global Campus’s growth opportunities, ensure its programs align with the university’s mission and vision, support and empower staff and collaborate with a wide variety of constituents. 

All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents:

  • CV or resume
  • Letter of interest addressing the themes in the profile which is available at

WittKieffer is assisting San Diego State University in this search. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by January 31, 2023. Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal.

Nominations and inquiries can be directed to Ryan Crawford, Shelley Arakawa, and Natalie Song at

San Diego State University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons based on race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

After a contingent offer of employment is made, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of the applicant or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for this position.

The salary range for this position is $220,000-$230,000.