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Higher Education Leadership Opportunity: Vice President for Student Affairs


Eastern Illinois University invites nominations and applications for the position of Vice President for Student Affairs. This is a national search, and EIU invites a variety of qualified applicants to apply.

This position is responsible to the President for the administration and coordination of all aspects of the Student Affairs program. One of four senior executive officers, the Vice President for Student Affairs is a member of the President’s Council and directly involved in the overall planning of the University.

The Vice President for Student Affairs oversees a division which includes Housing and Dining Services, Student Accountability and Support, Health and Counseling Services, University Police, New Student and Family Programs, Student Life, Fraternity and Sorority Programs, University Union (which includes Textbook Rental Service), Campus Recreation, Civic Engagement and Volunteerism, and Career Services.

Enrolling more than 7,800 students, Eastern Illinois University is a growing public regional comprehensive institution offering a diverse array of undergraduate degree programs and more than 30 graduate degree programs, as well as ten post-baccalaureate certificate programs. Celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2020, Eastern has consistently been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the #1 independent regional public institution in Illinois. Eastern’s points of pride include a 94% career placement rate, 98% satisfaction rating from alumni, preparing more undergraduates who go on to earn doctoral degrees than any other master's college/university in Illinois, and one of the region’s most prominent cultural resources—the Doudna Center for Performing Arts.


Candidates should have senior level administrative experience and a demonstrated track record of leadership, management, and resource development. A Master’s degree is required, and a Doctorate or terminal degree is preferred. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and experience with promoting inclusive excellence is required.

Application Instructions

Review of application materials begins February 21, and will continue until the position is filled.

Applications should include a letter describing the candidate’s interest in and qualifications for the position, a statement of educational and leadership philosophy, a curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses (including emails), and telephone numbers for at least five references. All applications must be submitted through Interfolio at

For questions regarding this search, please contact Dr. Don Holly, Search Committee Chair, at



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