Vice President for Student Life

Denton, Denton County
Apr 14, 2014
Executive Administration Jobs
Texas Woman’s University seeks applications and nominations for an experienced student life executive and professional to serve as Vice President for Student Life. Reporting directly to the recently named Chancellor and President, Carine M. Feyten, Ph.D., this Vice President will be responsible for the strategic direction and operational leadership of a large, comprehensive student life division which is fully integrated into the mission of our student centered University.

The University: Texas Woman’s University is a public teaching and research institution emphasizing the liberal arts and specialized or professional studies. The Texas Woman’s University main campus is located in Denton, Texas, a city of more than 100,000 residents located 35 miles north of Dallas and Fort Worth, the nation’s fourth largest metro center.  With Health Institutes in Dallas and Houston, TWU has experienced dramatic growth and institutional momentum over the last decade.  The University was recently designated a Hispanic Serving Institution with overall enrollment now exceeding 15,000 students.

TWU is the nation’s largest university primarily for women. The fully coeducational student body is one of the most diverse in Texas, including over 5000 graduate students. A beautiful campus includes a new fitness center, a new theater, a new science complex, and renovated classroom facilities in addition to completely new buildings in both Dallas and Houston.  New campus housing and a new student center will be major elements of future growth for the university.

The Position: The Vice President for Student Life is the chief student affairs officer and serves as an integral part of the Chancellor’s cabinet participating in decisions impacting all aspects of University programs, services and compliance. The Vice President manages a budget over $15 million. The position is supported by an executive assistant, two Associate Vice Presidents, and specialist directors. Currently reporting to the Vice President are the directors for Athletics, Student Life Development, Student Union, Center for Student Development, Counseling Center, Commuter Services, Career Services, International Education, Intercultural Services, University Housing, Conference Services, Disability Support Services, Food and Contracted Services, Student Health Services, and Fitness and Recreation. The new Vice President will join a new Chancellor and President in moving the University forward.

Qualifications: The Vice President for Student Life will be a proven leader that inspires his/her team of staff and students with new and creative ways of handling today’s complex issues related to Student Life. The successful candidate will have extensive experience in the management and delivery of student affairs programs and services to a diverse population of students. Candidates are required to have an earned doctorate from an accredited institution with progressive leadership experience in higher education over a period of at least 10 years with a minimum of 7 years of experience in budget management and supervising professional staff at a senior management level.

The successful candidate will be a proven leader who will create a campus culture that promotes student success and one who has documented achievements in leading and managing the major elements of a university Student Affairs program.

To Apply: The position will be open until filled.  Priority consideration of applicants will begin on May 1, 2014.  Please submit a cover letter and resume via e-mail to and include the position/job code 14NV091 in the subject line. Williams & Company is assisting TWU with this search. Confidential inquiries and/or nominations for this position may be made with Martha Smiles at or (860) 245-2578.
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