Penn State Intercom......November 14, 2002

Candidates are sought for
Student Affairs vice president

The University is seeking candidates for the position of vice president for Student Affairs. The vice president serves as the University's principal administrative leader for Student Affairs and reports directly to the president of the University.

The position requires an individual who can lead effectively and manage a large administrative unit in a multi-campus research university setting. Candidates should have significant administrative experience with responsibility for personnel, programs and resources, and be familiar with the philosophy and responsibilities of a large, land-grant institution. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The units which comprise the organization of Student Affairs provide direct services for students seeking counseling, health care, career assistance, student activities, conflict resolution and residence life services. They include Career Services; Center for Adult Learner Services; Center for Ethics and Religious Affairs; Center for Women Students; Counseling and Psychological Services; Judicial Affairs; the Paul Robeson Cultural Center; Residence Life; University Health Services; and Unions and Student Affairs. The vice president has oversight of Student Affairs staff at all Penn State campuses and colleges, as well as of student activities and organizations, such as Undergraduate Student Government; Council of Commonwealth Student Governments; and Greek Life.

Applications or nominations should be sent by e-mail to, or on a diskette or by paper copy to James H. Ryan, chair, Search Committee for Vice President for Student Affairs, The Pennsylvania State University, 201 Old Main, University Park, PA 16802. The search committee will begin to review applications on Dec. 16 and will continue to receive them until the position is filled. The projected starting date for the successful candidate is July 1.

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