Vice President for Student Affairs

  • Prairie View A&M University
  • Prairie View, TX, USA
  • Dec 13, 2020
Full time   Student Affairs Vice President/Associate/Assistant VP

Job Description



Vice President for Student Affairs
Office of the President

Prairie View A&M University, a member of the Texas A&M University System, is a public land grant university located 45 miles northwest of Houston, Texas, the nation's fourth largest city. It has an enrollment of more than 9,400 students and offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in a variety of disciplines. The University's target service area for undergraduate, graduate and outreach programs includes the Texas Gulf Coast Region; the rapidly growing residential and commercial area known as the Northwest Houston Corridor; and urban Texas centers.

Prairie View A&M University invites applications for the position of Vice President for Student Affairs. Reporting to the President, the Vice President for Student Affairs serves as the chief student affairs officer for the university and is responsible for the overall strategic direction, leadership, administration, and management of the Division of Student Affairs. The Division of Student Affairs includes student engagement, residential life, student conduct, student counseling services, disability services, health services, recreational sports, veteran affairs and religious life.

The successful candidate will work collaboratively with the President and other university leaders to create a campus culture that promotes student success and assures a safe and welcoming environment for a diverse student body.
The university seeks a candidate with demonstrated experience as a collaborative, results-oriented leader who is skilled at building and maintaining effective and inclusive relationships, sound budget management, strategic planning, and human resource management; an understanding of state and federal programs, agencies and laws that specifically address higher education and student issues; and working knowledge of current trends in higher education for student programming and implementation of effective practices and programs that assist in increasing the university's rates of student engagement, retention and graduation. Additionally, the successful candidate should have excellent interpersonal, communication, analytical, customer service, and leadership skills; the ability to communicate effectively within and across groups including staff, faculty, administration, students and other internal and external constituents.

QUALIFICATIONS: Interested applicants must have a Master's degree and ten years of experience in student affairs or a related area. A Doctoral degree is preferred.

APPLICATION: The positon will remain open until filled. The priority application deadline is January 15, 2021. To view this job announcement in its entirety and to apply online, please visit our Career Site at: Interested applicants will be required to submit a comprehensive cover letter that addresses how their strengths and experiences match the qualifications for the position and a curriculum vitae or resume. Applicants must apply online via our Career Site to ensure full consideration for the position. For assistance, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 936-261-1730 or

Prairie View A&M University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disability/Veterans Employer

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