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Dean of Students

Closes: Open Until Filled Office of the Vice President for Student AffairsStudent Accountability & Support

As a member of the Student Affairs senior leadership team, the Dean of Students provides leadership to the Office of Student Accountability & Support, Student Life, Student Engagement & Leadership (Greek Life and Civic Engagement & Volunteerism), and the Student Legal Services (SLS), areas of the Student Affairs portfolio. The Dean of Students works closely with the Vice President for Student Affairs.

The Dean leads efforts related to crisis management, campus violence prevention and threat assessment, including training, resource development, and compliance with all applicable federal and state laws. The Dean will be a visible presence and advocate for the student body.

Requirements include a Master's degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs, Counseling, or related field and significant leadership experience responding to students in crisis, resolving conflicts and disputes, and supervising staff. 7-10 years of progressive experience in student conduct, student support, counseling, student activities, housing, or related areas.  Must be able to demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of, and commitment to, the application of student development theories in a higher education environment. Understanding of best practices based on case law, statutes, and professional standards required. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and experience promoting inclusive excellence is required.

Salary Range: $100,000 - $120,000, commensurate with experience. Preferred start date is June 3, 2024.

Submit letter of interest, resume, and four professional references through Application review will begin on March 22 and will continue until the position is filled. For questions regarding this search, please contact the Screening Committee Chair, Marisol Gamboa, Director/Chief of Police at


Eastern Illinois University takes pride in creating a warm, welcome environment for all faculty, staff and students. Established in 1895, EIU boasts a rich, tradition of preparing students for their personal and professional goals. A traditional regional residential institution, EIU offers a superior education at a relatively low cost while consistently earning high rankings and distinctions for its affordability, academic program quality, career placement rates, campus safety, online degree options, student support, and sustainability initiatives. EIU focuses on individualized attention and superior student relationships, and has earned recognition as the highest- ranking independent public regional university in Illinois and a place among the Midwest’s top public regional universities according to U.S. News and World Report. Eastern offers faculty a wide range of research and public service activities. EIU hosts more than 175 student organizations on campus, and offers a variety of cultural events, NCAA Division I athletics, and active research opportunities for its students to enjoy and to thrive. EIU has become recognized for providing the resources of a large institution while creating the kinds of individual relationships that support student and alumni success.

Eastern Illinois University (EIU) has seven (7) colleges and schools offering more than 90 academic programs in the form of bachelor's, master's and specialist's degrees with an enrollment of 8,857 students.

Eastern Illinois University is located in Charleston, IL, 2 hours from Indianapolis and St. Louis, and 3 hours from Chicago.


Eastern Illinois University is a public comprehensive university that offers superior, accessible undergraduate and graduate education. Students learn the methods and results of free and rigorous inquiry in the arts, humanities, sciences, and professions, guided by a faculty known for its excellence in teaching, research, creative activity, and service. The university community is committed to diversity and inclusion and fosters opportunities for student-faculty scholarship and applied learning experiences within a student-centered campus culture. Throughout their education, students refine their abilities to reason and to communicate clearly so as to become responsible citizens and leaders.


Eastern Illinois University will be a premier comprehensive university, global in its reach and impact, where personal connections with faculty and staff support students' academic success.


Eastern Illinois University is committed to fostering a learning community where all members feel welcomed and valued. The university provides equality of opportunity in all areas of campus life and strives to recognize and appreciate the unique value of students, faculty, and staff. Every member of campus has the right to learn and work in an environment free of discrimination and harassment, and beyond that, our goal is for all members of our community to develop a strong sense of belonging to Eastern Illinois University.

Eastern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer - minority/female/disability/veteran – committed to achieving a diverse community.


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