Vice President for Student Affairs / Dean of Students

Dakota State University in South Dakota

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted January 22, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Competitive
Employment Type Full-time


Dakota State University seeks an energetic and innovative Vice President for Student Affairs / Dean of Students. DSU's new strategic plan includes initiatives in recruitment and retention and the provision of an exceptional student experience. This individual is crucial to the plan's implementation. Major areas reporting to position are admissions, financial aid, career services, diversity and counseling services, residence life, the bookstore, student activities, student development, food services and student health. The VP of Student Affairs reports directly to the DSU President and also works closely with the South Dakota Board of Regents staff and other VP's throughout the state


Earned doctorate in Student Affairs preferred, master's degree Student Affairs required. Will consider degree in another appropriate filed with significant experience. Minimum of five years' of progressive experience in the field of Student Affairs administration and demonstrated success in working with students, administration, faculty and staff in higher education. Experience with residential life administration, student development, active student programming, orientation, admissions activities, and campus/community relationships is desired.


Dakota State University is located in Madison, South Dakota, approximately 50 miles northwest of Sioux Falls in the southern lakes region of the state. DSU is a public university of approximately 2,500 students, including a branch center in Sioux Falls. For information about DSU see


Dakota State University is South Dakota's computer technology and education institution (, accredited through the AQIP process of the Higher Learning Commission.  To support institutional accreditation, the university emphasizes continuous quality improvement in its institutional decision-making processes.


DSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site.  To apply, visit  The employment site will allow the attachment of a cover letter, resume, relevant transcripts and supporting references, including addresses and telephone numbers of at least three references.  For questions concerning the position, send emails to  Review of applications will begin around February 17 and will continue until the position is filled.


Dakota State University is committed to recruitment, hiring and retention of minorities.  We urge individuals from underrepresented groups to apply.  Applicants with disabilities are invited to identify any necessary accommodations required in the application process.  E-Verify, EOE.

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