Vice President for Student Success

Montana State University in Montana

Date Posted January 7, 2014



Situated in America's "Big Sky Country" near Yellowstone, Grand Teton, and Glacier National Parks, Montana State University (a Carnegie "Research Activity Very High" institution) seeks nominations and applications for the position of Vice President for Student Success.

Located in Bozeman, Montana, Montana State University enrolls more than 15,000 students in over 125 programs in the arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. The University has colleges of Agriculture; Arts & Architecture; Business; Education, Health & Human Development; Engineering; Letters & Science; Nursing, and Gallatin College (2 year Associates degrees and one year professional certificates). In 2012-2013, the University awarded 2,557 degrees including 1,919 Bachelor's degrees, 506 Master's degrees and 49 Doctoral degrees.

The mission of Student Success at Montana State is to enhance the learning environment of the University by supporting students in the attainment of their educational objectives; fostering in students a sense of responsibility, self-directedness, community, and a positive identity with the University.
The Division works tirelessly to ensure that Montana State students will thrive in a responsive, friendly environment complete with academic and peer mentoring, caring staff, approachable administration, and an extensive network of student clubs and activities to enrich and advance their personal growth into outstanding citizens.


Under the direction of the President, the Vice President for Student Success will lead the Division of Student Success. The Vice President will provide a vision for Student Success and will enhance student success both inside and outside of the classroom.


Viable candidates for this opportunity will bring:
* At least a Master's Degree, and preferably a terminal degree.
* Demonstrated experience of progressive levels of leadership, responsibility, and expertise in student affairs and success services.
* Demonstrated administrative experience, including planning, resource and personnel management.
* Successful experience in program development (planning, implementing, evaluating and advocating) of a wide range of programs with a student-centered approach.
* Substantial experience, innovation and success with student recruitment and enrollment strategies.
* Demonstrated success creating enhancements to student centered learning and student development.

A more detailed description of MSU, its location, and the position may be found at:


Applicants must submit a current curriculum vitae and a cover letter to be considered for the position. To ensure full consideration, materials should be received by February 7, 2014. Review of applications and nominations for the position will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled. Submission of materials via email is strongly encouraged. All nominations and applications will be handled in strict confidence. Applications or letters of nomination should be submitted to:

Will Gates, Partner
Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates
1111 Corporate Center Drive, Suite 106 Monterey Park, CA 91754
323-260-7889 (FAX)

Email: Refer to code "MSU-VPSS" in the subject line.

Montana State University is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates.