Dean of Freshman College

Angelo State University
San Angelo, TX

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Dean of Freshman College

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Academic Affairs



Job Summary/Description:

Under administrative direction, defines the vision and direction for the college, including
creating and maintaining an environment supporting academic excellence for students, ensuring collaborative and effective relationships among all those who work in and with the college, leading special projects/committees (related to advising innovations, tutoring/supplemental instruction, retention, assessments, and student success), and forging strategic partnerships with the campus, regional, and global communities.

Typical Duties/Job Duties:

1. Oversees academic advisors and academic coaches responsible for freshman and sophomore students;
2. Ensures consistent training and evaluation of all services and employees within the Freshman College; Shares updated federal, state, or professional guidance to other disciplines regarding advising or best practices;
3. Assists with planning and implementation of initiatives; New Student Orientation (NSO), advising including but not limited to on-campus, online, and at off-site locations;
4. Works closely with Academic Deans in class scheduling, curriculum development, course assessment, and other academic issues, including matriculation, retention, probation, and suspension;
5. First-Year Experience Programs including but not limited to GS 1181 courses, Up and Coming Scholars, Students With A Goal (SWAG), and program events;
6. Supervises Director of Academic Support Services overseeing tutorial and supplemental instruction services for the university in all of its modalities, working collaboratively with deans, faculty, and instructors. Analyzes gatekeeper and bottleneck courses to ensure services are supporting the needs of students and their success;
7. Monitors website and social media content for matriculants, first/second-year success, and recommends changes and updates while ensuring limited duplication of academic and student support services;
8. Recommends updates to policies that may hinder student success and/or leads to efficiency in process or procedures;
9. Coordinates and administers institutional effectiveness reports and plans promoting a continuous improvement model of best practices that support ASU’s mission, vision, and values, ensuring quality assurance in the delivery of advising and tutoring;
10. Supports the campus in accreditation and strategic planning efforts for all educational modalities;
11. Serves on a variety of councils, committees, and advisory groups; represents the college in meetings, receptions, programs both on-campus, virtually, and off-campus;
12. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of academic support programs; applicable university policies, procedures, and practices; principles and practices of effective management and employee supervision; principles and practices of adult education and employee training; security for student educational records in accordance with FERPA; budget preparation and administration. Ability to plan, organize, implement, direct, and evaluate academic support programs and functions; continuously monitor and improve academic support programs; provide effective direction and supervision to support staff, advisors, tutors, and others, as appropriate; interpret and correctly apply university policies and procedures; analyze problems and determine appropriate solutions. Skilled in communication, both verbal and written, interpersonal relations, project planning and implementation, leadership.

Minimum Qualifications:

An earned doctorate in an academic discipline appropriate to the assignment is required. Must be eligible for tenure in an academic department at ASU. Demonstrated academic administrative experience in building support programs that lead to academic success, retention, and course completion. Basic knowledge of advising and retention tools, utilizing student data resources for student placement, advising, exploration and graduation success such as Cognos, DegreeWorks and digital advising platforms.

Preferred Qualifications:

Five or more years of administrative experience in support programs that improve retention and graduation. Working knowledge of digital platforms for student placement, advising, exploration, and graduation such as Cognos, DegreeWorks, Navigate, Blackboard, etc. Working with online and in-person student and faculty populations

Physical Requirements:

Position requires prolonged periods of sitting and intermittent standing, walking, reaching, bending, and grasping. Basic manual dexterity and good hand-eye coordination is also necessary.

EEO Statement:

Angelo State University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to promoting and ensuring equal employment opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Angelo State University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to employment opportunities for qualified individuals with disabilities. We are committed to ensuring that a qualified individual with a disability has the same rights and privileges in employment as non-disabled employees. If an accommodation is requested for the job application process, please contact our office at (325) 942-2168 or email us at [email protected].

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Working at Angelo State University

Located in the heart of Texas, Angelo State University is a dynamic institution of higher education, and the second largest campus in the Texas Tech University System. A regional comprehensive institution granting master's level degrees and one doctorate, Angelo State University has been recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the nation's "Best Colleges" since 2010 and by the Chronicle of Higher Education in 2017 as one of the "Great Colleges to Work For." Serving more than 10,000 students, ASU offers more than 100 majors and concentrations through our six colleges.

As more than half of ASU's graduates annually are first generation college students, they bring the motivation and work ethic that complement the commitment of ASU's faculty to teaching and scholarship. ASU's community of professionals is dedicated to preparing students to strive for success in their lives, in the growth of their communities, whether local or global, and in the pursuit of the common good of society.

ASU's 19:1 student-faculty ratio provides for personalized learning and results in accomplished graduates. The success of ASU alumni in graduate and professional school is superb and best exemplified by the average acceptance rate of more than 50 percent for medical school, compared to the statewide average of 35 percent.

Angelo State is an NCAA Division II and Lone Star Conference member with highly competitive men's and women's teams in 13 sports. The ASU women's track and field team won the 2010 NCAA Division II National Championship, the fourth national title in school history.


San Angelo is at the center of a thriving community of 100,000 people in west central Texas. San Angelo straddles the boundary between the Texas Hill Country and West Texas and offers the amenities of both, including rivers and lakes and boundless skies with dramatic sunsets. Situated on the banks of the Concho, San Angelo today is an artists' haven that supports public art common and the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts. The city boasts a symphony orchestra whose annual Independence Day Concert, celebrated a day early on July 3, attracts as many as 35,000 visitors to the outdoor stage downtown on the Concho River.

The city has commuter air service from American Airlines and is within comfortable driving distance of Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio and Lubbock. San Angelo offers the amenities of big city living with the slower pace, affordable cost of living and friendliness of a small town. With a host of shopping, restaurants, arts, culture, movies, outdoor recreation and family-oriented events, San Angelo has something for all tastes and interests.


The institution was founded in 1928 as a community college. By an act of the 58th Session of the Texas Legislature, the institution was designated as Angelo State College in 1965, the year it became a four-year, state-supported institution. The name was changed to Angelo State University in 1969. On Sept. 1, 2007, Angelo State University became a member of the Texas Tech University System.

ASU has a proud history of diversity, accepting Hispanics, who today make up more than 25 percent of the student population, from the very beginning. The institution enrolled African-Americans prior to Brown vs. Board of Education and one student broke the color barrier in Texas Intercollegiate football in 1953.


Angelo State offers courses through six colleges: Arts and Humanities; Business; Education; Health and Human Services; Science & Engineering; and Graduate Studies. The university is recognized for its strong undergraduate programs overall. For example, ASU's Physics Department has been recognized as one of the top undergraduate programs in the country. The university supports a young and vibrant Honors Program and continues a long tradition, begun in 1948, of encouraging international studies.

The university is also known for incorporating research into many undergraduate offerings. One recent bachelor's degree recipient, for instance, received the McClung Award for the Best Paper published in the BIOS, the official publication of Beta Beta Beta Biology Honor Society. Another was one of eight graduate students nationally to earn a U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Fuel Cycle Initiative Fellowship to support his graduate research.


Angelo State University's campus is situated on 268 acres in the center of San Angelo. The campus is lined with native live oak and pecan trees as well as imported palm trees. In addition to being one of the prettiest campuses in the region, it is one of the safest in Texas. The campus has ultramodern facilities with state-of-the-art technology support. ASU is home to the State of Texas Data Center, one of the state's two such facilities, which provide sophisticated computer processing and disaster recovery services for agencies and universities. Additionally, the university operates a 6,000-acre farm with a Management, Instruction and Research Center that includes a state-of-the-art meat laboratory.

Working at Angelo State University

Community is a term often used to describe Angelo State University. This applies to the work culture where core values such as a strong work ethic, communication, caring, loyalty, teamwork and integrity permeate the organization of approximately 1,800 employees. While traditions exist at ASU, so does vision, vision to improve programs and to adapt to society's needs.

Angelo State University offers comprehensive benefits, retirement and work life programs designed to meet the needs of employees and their families. Employee amenities include fitness and dining facilities, tuition fee reimbursement for staff, dependent scholarships, and free Internet access service.

Angelo State University offers job opportunities in teaching, information technology, athletics, student programs, and administrative support, to name a few. The university's employee community is dedicated to preparing and supporting students to discover the potential in their lives and their communities. ASU invites interested individuals to search for job opportunities at

 Angelo State University is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to build a diverse workforce community.

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