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VP for Student Affairs

California State University San Marcos has launched a national search for a Vice President for Student Affairs. The VP for Student Affairs is a senior-level management position that reports directly to the president and will serve on University Cabinet and the President’s Administrative Team.

The Vice President for Student Affairs provides vital, creative and adaptable vision and leadership to the University in support of integrated student services, initiatives, programs, and co-curricular experiences that support student success and well-being which meet and support CSUSM’s mission and strategic plan. The position is key in partnership with Academic Affairs to support the student lifecycle from first point of contact through graduation.  

The Search Process

CSUSM’s Vice President for Student Affairs Search Advisory Committee has been charged with bringing forward a diverse pool of promising candidates. Working with executive search consultant Isaacson-Miller, the committee will assess the candidates and select the semi-finalists. For each of the semi-finalists and finalists, the committee will provide feedback on the strengths and weaknesses of each candidate to inform the president’s hiring decision.

  • The Search Committee
    • Leon Wyden, Vice President of Finance & Administrative Services (Chair)
    • Gail Cole-Avent, Associate Vice President, Student Life
    • Bennett Cherry, Interim Dean of COBA (Faculty Athletics Rep) 
    • Dylan Crivello, President & CEO, Associated Students, Inc. (ASI Rep)
    • Patricia Diaz, Student Outreach and Referral (SOAR) Coordinator
    • Julie Jameson, Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
    • Valita Jones, Director, Student Success Coaching
    • Leigh Quijada, Counselor, ACE Scholars (Student Affairs Staff Rep)
    • Shaelyn Rusnak (Student Rep)
    • Mia Torres (Student Rep)
    • Stephen Tsui, Department Chair, Physics (Faculty Rep)
    • Sarah Villarreal, Chief of Staff (Staff Support & EEO Rep)

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