Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Trinity University

Trinity University, one of the nation’s top liberal arts universities, seeks an exceptional leader to join a student-centered, residential, liberal arts college environment as a strategic partner to the Vice President for Student Affairs. An experienced student affairs leader, the next Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students (AVP/DOS) will bring an enterprising, motivated, and agile spirit to promote a holistic co-curricular culture. 

Founded in 1869, Trinity is located in the heart of San Antonio, a large, vibrant and diverse city where our students learn from and participate in a multicultural urban environment. Trinity University is a secular, independent, private institution that enrolls nearly 2,600 undergraduate students and more than 175 graduate students. A small school atmosphere supported by large school resources, Trinity is guided by a set of core values and is committed to implementing practices in pursuit of an inclusive campus for all students, faculty, and staff to feel welcomed and engaged in a community of learning.

Reporting to the Vice President for Student Affairs (VPSA), Dr. Andrew Wells, the AVP/DOS is a member of the Vice President’s leadership team in the Division of Student Affairs and embodies the mission of the university by supporting and developing a robust and inclusive campus life experience. The AVP/DOS will be a collaborative leader and visionary whose commitment to innovation and campus-wide partnerships will enhance the delivery of programs and services to all students. The AVP/DOS will be a partner to academic colleagues in an effort to cultivate an innovative and entrepreneurial environment that will provide students with a holistic learning environment predicated on student success.

The AVP/DOS will be experienced with the assessment of learning outcomes, the complex legal and legislative environment that informs the work of the component offices and advocate for advancing cultural diversity as an element of inclusive excellence in student affairs. The university relies on the AVP/DOS and the associated designated units to advance policies and programs aimed at positive student engagement. The ideal candidate will be a natural collaborator, excellent communicator, and valued leader who is ready for innovation, calculated risk-taking, strategic directive setting, and maintaining accountability.

All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a CV or resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in the leadership profile. An organizational chart is also attached below the position description on WittKieffer’s website for your reference.

WittKieffer is assisting Trinity University in this search. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by February 7, 2024.

Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal.

Nominations and inquiries can be directed to the WittKieffer team for this search:

Darrien Davenport, Ed.D., Corin Edwards, M.Ed., Jen Pickard, Ph.D.

Trinity University is an equal opportunity employer and as such provides equal opportunity for employment and advancement of all employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, military/veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any status protected by Federal, State, or Local Laws. 

Trinity prohibits harassment and discrimination based on protected status, including sexual harassment and sexual misconduct. Any person may report discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual misconduct online or by contacting Trinity’s Interim Title IX Coordinator, Kateeka Harris. You may also report in person or by mail addressed to her at One Trinity Place, Northrup Hall 210Q, San Antonio, TX 78212.

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