Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

University of California, San Diego
San Diego, California
Apr 09, 2018
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Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs


The University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego) seeks applications and nominations for the position of Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs (VCSA). UC San Diego is one of the nation’s most accomplished research universities, widely acknowledged for its local, national, and global influence. With a majestic view of the Pacific Ocean, this distinctive campus is a magnet for award-winning faculty and a powerful catalyst for the advancement of knowledge.

The Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs (VCSA) is the campus’ chief student affairs officer, providing executive-level leadership and vision in the administration of a comprehensive range of initiatives, services, and policies to assure an extraordinary student experience at UC San Diego. The position reports to the Executive Vice Chancellor and serves as a member of the Chancellor’s cabinet, working in close collaboration with academic and administrative Vice Chancellors and with the Academic Senate to support the vision and advance the mission of UC San Diego. 

The successful candidate will possess a graduate degree in higher education, student affairs, or a closely-related field. Skills and experiences necessary to perform in this position include: ability to facilitate change and build cooperative networks; substantial, progressive, executive and managerial experience in a student affairs administration portfolio; demonstrated leadership in integration of academic and developmental programs in a residential setting; working knowledge of student development theory; demonstrated leadership in oversight of NCAA intercollegiate sports and conferences; commitment to academic excellence; knowledge of assessment methodologies and data-driven decision-making; capability to set strategic direction and manage budgets and resources; commitment to public higher education and shared government in a university setting; ability to set clear goals and build a coherent entrepreneurial organizational culture; demonstrated leadership, administrative, and interpersonal communication skills; commitment to global citizenship, diversity, and inclusion; capable of effective action representing UC San Diego at local, state, regional, and national levels; ability to engage and cultivate alumni; and an established record of assisting the institution in achieving fundraising goals.

Applicant Review

Confidential applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled. For best consideration, applications and nominations should be provided by May 4, 2018.   

How to Apply

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, an executive search firm, is assisting the University of California San Diego in this confidential search. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made. Individuals who wish to nominate a candidate should submit a letter of nomination including contact information for the nominee. Application materials should include a letter addressing how the candidate’s experiences match the position requirements, a curriculum vitae or resume, a diversity statement (See Contributions to Diversity for additional information), and five references. Submission of materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged.


Applicants, please complete the profile/application information at:


Confidential inquiries, nominations, and additional application materials should be directed to:


Jan Greenwood or Betty Turner Asher, Partners

Ann Bailey, Executive Search Consultant

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc.
42 Business Center Drive, Suite 206
Miramar Beach, FL 32550
Phone: 850.650.2277/ Fax: 850-650-2272

E-mail: [email protected]

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