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Assistant Dean for Student Success

Categories: South Central Region 7



College of Education


Kansas State University

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Position Description
The College of Education at Kansas State University seeks to appoint a full-time Assistant Dean for Student Success to lead its student services activities. This is a 12-month position. Primary responsibilities include overseeing student service initiatives, including recruitment, engagement, and retention efforts. Specifically, the Assistant Dean will direct all undergraduate advising and supervise teacher licensure processes undertaken through the Center for Student Success.

The Assistant Dean for Student Success is responsible for leading the College’s recruitment efforts, developing student engagement strategies to aid retention, providing orientation and enrollment sessions, and serving on college and university committees. Analyzing and presenting student data in reports and other venues are required. Further, the Assistant Dean will supervise the staff of the Center for Student Success, including professional academic advisors, a licensure officer, a recruitment coordinator, and office support staff, as well as graduate assistants and undergraduate student workers.

Application Process
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1. A cover letter describing how their education background and professional experience meet the required and preferred qualifications for the positions
2. A curriculum vitae
3. A transcript showing the highest degree earned (Unofficial transcript may be used for the application; an official transcript will be required when an offer is made.)
4. A list of three references including names, positions, surface and email addresses, and phone numbers. Candidates will receive prior notification before references are contacted.

Institution Information
For information about the College of Education, see The College of Education is dedicated to “Preparing educators to be knowledgeable, ethical, caring decision makers for a diverse and changing world.” Kansas State University is a comprehensive land-grant university of over 24,000 students and nearly 3,000 faculty located in Manhattan, Kansas. The university is recognized by the Princeton Review as one of America's best colleges, and U.S. News & World Report lists the university among the top 75 public universities in the country. It is a three-campus system with the main campus located in Manhattan, and the other campuses in Olathe and Salina. Online degree programs, professional development conferences and workshops, and enrichment classes and programs are offered through the K-State Global Campus. Serving almost 1,300 undergraduate and 900 graduate students, the College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Kansas State Department of Education. The college prepares more K-12 teachers than any other institution in Kansas and has received national recognition for its Professional Development School model.NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising is housed in the College of Education. Also, the NACADA Research Center for Academic Advising at Kansas State University was recently initiated and is focused on research in academic advising and student success.

Additional Information
Manhattan is a community that provides access to a wide range of educational, cultural, medical, and recreational programs and facilities. The local economy is bolstered by K-State and its proximity to Fort Riley, a large U.S. Army installation. Surrounded by the beautiful Flint Hills and future home of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF), Manhattan is located 50 miles west of the state capital of Topeka and 125 miles west of Kansas City.

Contact Information
Ken Hughey



Required Qualifications
1. Earned doctorate in student affairs, counseling, education, or related field
2. Knowledge of and experience with university recruitment and retention strategies
3. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and educational opportunity
4. Demonstrated communication, interpersonal, and public relations skills
5. Professional leadership experience


Preferred Qualifications
1. Experience in supervision and personnel management
2. Two years of administrative experience in higher education
3. Experience in P-12 educational settings
4. Academic advising experience