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The Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs is the chief student services officer for the University. The responsibilities include visionary leadership and management of units in the Division of Student Affairs: Dean of Students Office  (Student Conduct and coordination of the Campus Assessment, Referral, & Evaluation Team); Disability Services; Residential Life; Student Life (Campus Programs, Fraternity/Sorority Life, Leadership Programs,  Multicultural Programs, Non-Traditional Student Services, and Volunteer Services); Student Counseling Services; Student Health Center and Spartan Recreation Center (including intramural sports programs).

The Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs will report to  the  Chancellor.  A transformational  leader  and  inspiring educator, the Vice Chancellor will have the ability to guide the continued success and growth of all student services     at USC Upstate.

As the chief administrative officer for the Division of Student Affairs, the Vice Chancellor will be responsible for developing, communicating, operationalizing, and achieving goals that align with USC Upstate’s strategic vision and academic mission.

The Vice Chancellor will share USC Upstate’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and community engagement. This administrator will have a proven record of leadership  experience  in  student  development  and  learning, university- wide strategic planning, extensive risk management with  a  working  understanding  of  applicable  higher  education law, and knowledge of metrics to assess student-learning outcomes.


  • Promote a fully-integrated student experience as  outlined  by  the  holistic  education  initiatives  contained  in the current University Strategic Plan and University Scorecard. Advance and enhance a robust student life experience with programs, services, activities, and facilities to maximize student engagement, participation, community development, and leadership opportunities.
  • Strategically review the current organizational structure, staff functions, and staffing levels for efficiency    and effectiveness. Recruit, hire, educate, and inspire top talent to create an engaged and healthy living/learning environment.
  • Manage the budget. The Vice Chancellor is responsible for a University budget exceeding $2,000,000.
  • Serve as an active and valued member of the University’s leadership team, with an appointment on  the Chancellor’s Cabinet. As a senior leader, contribute to sustaining successful university recruitment, orientation, retention and graduation rates through use of data, research, programs, and special interventions.
  • Teach, as needed.
  • Provide responsive assistance to students and the university in crisis situations with a  proven  ability to create and maintain a culture responsive to student concerns.
  • Promote, support, and strengthen the University’s diversity and inclusion efforts.


The position requires direct supervision of Dean of Students, four Directors, one Interim Director, one Administrative Assistant and one Business Manager, and indirect supervision of approximately 31 classified employees, plus temporary and student employees.


The Vice Chancellor should demonstrate proven effectiveness at a Dean or Assistant/Associate Vice President level in student affairs or student success areas. Candidates must also possess deep experience and knowledge of current trends in student affairs management and implementation of best practices. The candidate should have a successful history of supervising and mentoring staff, enhancing student life on a residential campus, and working effectively across the campus community. Must possess strong organizational, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills, and must demonstrate effective leadership, strategic planning, writing, and intercultural skills. A doctoral degree with substantive, progressively responsible leadership experience in student affairs is required. A good driving record, valid driver’s license, and successful background check is required.


Confidential inquiries are welcomed; nominations are invited.
To Apply
Online application must include:

  • Letter of interest
  • Current vitae or resumé
  • At least five references with full contact information with e-mail addresses (References will not be contacted without the applicant’s consent.)

Additional information will be requested upon submission of an application. Submit application with supporting documents by April 15, 2019. Visit

Submit nominations with complete contact and e-mail information for the individual being nominated to Donette Stewart at

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.

The University of South Carolina Upstate is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

The University of South Carolina Upstate does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, sexual orientation or veteran status. The University of South Carolina has designated as the ADA Title II, Section 504, and Title IX coordinator the Executive Assistant to the President for Equal Opportunity Programs. The Office of the Executive Assistant to the President for Equal Opportunity Programs is located at 1600 Hampton Street, Columbia, SC; telephone 803-777-3854.

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