Search for Vice Chancellor for Student Success

About the Role

The Vice Chancellor for Student Success will serve as a champion for the Missouri S&T student community, providing strategic direction and administrative oversight to initiatives that promote student development, belonging, wellness, community, engagement, and academic support.

This role involves collaboration across the university to support programs and policies that advance student retention, persistence, and timely degree completion while fostering a culture of care and support. The successful candidate will be a visionary leader who can effectively advocate for the undergraduate student experience within a leading STEM-focused research university.

Reporting to the Chancellor, the Vice Chancellor for Student Success is an integral part of the university’s senior leadership team. The Vice Chancellor is responsible for overseeing the strategic integration of Undergraduate Education and Student Affairs, a move designed to streamline student support services and curate a more holistic approach to student well-being and academic success. The unique scope and responsibility of this position call for an experienced leader who can navigate the complexities of merging these two critical areas while fostering an environment where academic and personal development go hand in hand. This new role is a transformational opportunity for an inclusive and collaborative student success leader to join Missouri S&T's innovative campus community.

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Application Instructions

To apply please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and list of five professional references. Professional references will be contacted later in the process prior to any hiring decision and the university will not contact references without prior candidate authorization.

All applications received by March 10, 2024 will receive full consideration. Nominations and inquiries for this search may be directed to Andrew Crain (, Lead Recruitment Consultant with the University of Missouri System.

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Search Committee Composition

Name Title Email  Position
Stephen Roberts Vice Chancellor of Strategic Initiatives;
Chief Operating Officer of the Kummer Institute Co-Chair
Alivia Dean Associate Director, Kummer Student Design and Experiential Learning Center Member
Jessica Gargus Director, Student Well-Being Member
Bella Gerlich Dean of Libraries Member
Siiri Gilness Fiscal Manager, Student Affairs Member
Phil Mulligan Assistant Teaching Professor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Member
Nicole Roberson Vice Chancellor of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion & Chief Diversity Officer Member
Doug Roberts Chief of University Police Member
Jeff Winiarz Associate Professor, Chemistry Member
Sammi Young Undergraduate Student Body President Member
Wangchuchu Zhao Assistant Teaching Professor, Business & Information Technology Member
Andrew Crain Lead Recruitment Consultant, Missouri S&T Search Consultant