Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

New Orleans
Feb 26, 2018
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors, Deans, Vice Presidents
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Xavier University of Louisiana
Seeks Two Senior Administrative Officers
Vice President for Student Affairs
Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

The University: Founded in 1925 and located in New Orleans, Xavier University of Louisiana (XULA) is the nation's only Historically Black and Catholic institution. The University commits itself to a mission of preparing young women and men who contribute to a more just and humane society. The University, which currently enrolls 3,000 students, offers degrees in the arts, sciences, humanities, social sciences, and professions. Its exemplary record of educational achievement is manifested in the accomplishments of its alumni: XULA leads United States higher educational institutions in preparing African American students who go on to complete medical school and who earn doctorates in the life and physical sciences. XULA graduates serve in corporate and civic life in fields of the arts, letters, law, science, engineering, health professions, and lead lives of purpose throughout society.

Vice President for Student Affairs
The University seeks a dynamic, inspiring, and accomplished Chief Student Affairs Officer (CSAO) whose passion, experience, accomplishments, and commitment resonate with XULA's students, faculty, staff, and alumni. The CSAO will provide leadership that authentically speaks to XULA's legacy of transformative education and fosters that exemplary student experience in support of academic accomplishment. Reporting to the President, the CSAO will work closely with the Provost and other members of the leadership team to shape a campus climate welcoming and inclusive to all students. The CSAO will bring together all areas, including residential life, campus ministry, athletics, leadership programs, student government, and health services to enable student growth and success as well as further enrich XULA's history of service to others.

The successful candidate will possess an advanced degree and progressively significant college or university leadership with line responsibility as a Dean/Director or above in student affairs.

Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
The Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences will join Xavier University of Louisiana during a period of intense programmatic development and research growth enabled by significant institutional grants, major changes to core curriculum requirements, and hires in areas of emerging strengths. As leader of the College, the Dean will establish a vision for the College's future that aligns with the strategic plan and maps out new territories. The Dean will work with faculty and staff to continue modernizing and strengthening the academic environment. The Dean will collaborate with colleagues across campus, as well as with alumni and friends, community and institutional partners, and foundations to nurture a vibrant intellectual community that enriches learning and scholarship of students and faculty. The Dean will develop the faculty and staff, manage existing resources, and seek new ones to maximize institutional success.

The successful candidate will possess an earned terminal degree; have a record of significant transformative leadership; and be eligible for appointment at the rank of full professor.

How to Apply: The University is being assisted by Academic Search, Inc. Applications should consist of a substantive cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of five professional references with full contact information. No references will be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate. Applications, nominations, and expressions of interest can be submitted electronically, and in confidence to:
[email protected] (for the Vice President for Student Affairs search)
[email protected] (for the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences)

Additional responsibilities and desired attributes for both positions can be found in the profiles under "Current Searches" at Applications received by March 21, 2018 can be assured full consideration. Confidential discussions may be arranged by contacting consultants Ann Die Hasselmo at [email protected] or Chris Butler at [email protected].

Further information about Xavier University of Louisiana is available at