Vice President for Student Affairs (MPP IV) (62926)

  • Pomona
  • Pomona, California
  • Jan 10, 2020
Full Time Administration and Management Education and Training

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Opportunity and Challenge Profile
Search for the Vice President for Student Affairs
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Pomona, CA

Cal Poly Pomona, one of two polytechnic universities in the 23-campus California State University System and one of only seven polytechnic institutions nationally, seeks an innovative and visionary leader to serve as the next Vice President for Student Affairs (VPSA). This is an exciting opportunity to provide impactful administrative leadership at California's most diverse polytechnic institution, uniting its learn-by-doing philosophy with a holistic approach to student success. The Vice President for Student Affairs will work closely with Cal Poly's dynamic President, Dr. Soraya Coley, who is committed to not only the academic excellence of Cal Poly Pomona, but also to enriching the quality of student life and ensuring that Cal Poly Pomona is a "beacon of inclusivity". She is pairing her personal philosophy to remain "student-centered, faculty- and staff-focused, and community-minded" with an already proven formula for institutional excellence.

Cal Poly Pomona is nestled in the beautiful San Gabriel Valley less than 30 miles east of Los Angeles at the intersection of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties, the largest four counties in the state. The largest employer in the region, the University is located in one of the most important commercial regions in Southern California, comprised of numerous manufacturing, warehouse, and retail businesses. The University's nearly 26,000 students are enrolled in 51 baccalaureate and 30 master's degree programs, 11 credential and certificate programs, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership Program, and Cal Poly is known to offer one of the best values in higher education among universities that blend excellence and affordability. Students are taught by approximately 1,300 faculty. A Hispanic-Serving Institution, the University is ranked by U.S. News and World Report as the tenth most diverse in the western region, and the celebration of the diversity of its students, faculty, and staff is integral to the University's identity.

The incoming Vice President for Student Affairs will work as "one team" with the President, Provost, university leadership, the Faculty Senate, students, staff, and faculty to lead and ensure a transformational student experience at Cal Poly Pomona. The Vice President will work across the University to facilitate strategies and initiatives that improve the quality and cohesion of the student experience, advocate for the impact and contribution that the Division can make and be a visible leader for the entire community. In support of the enduring legacy and mission of Cal Poly Pomona, the Vice President will address a set of key opportunities and challenges, which are detailed further in this profile:
• Promote a fully integrated student experience by working across the University, with a particular focus on Academic Affairs
• Provide inspirational leadership for a complex administrative unit
• Advance a culture of assessment and impact to enable data-informed decision-making
• Engage personally with the student population and serve as a visible presence on campus
• Serve as an ambassador and advocate for students beyond Cal Poly Pomona

A list of the desired qualifications and characteristics of the Vice President for Student Affairs can be found at the conclusion of this document, which was prepared by the search committee with the assistance of Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to provide background information and detail the key opportunities and challenges related to the position. All confidential applications, inquiries, and nominations should be directed to the parties listed at the conclusion of this document.

About California State University

The California State University system spans the entire state of California and has an annual operating budget of more than $7 billion; it is not only the largest four-year university system, but it is also one of the most diverse and affordable university systems in the nation. With 23 campuses, 482,000 students, and 53,000 faculty and staff, CSU is a leader in high-quality, accessible, student-focused higher education. The CSU confers more than 100,000 baccalaureate degrees every year, roughly half of the bachelor's degrees awarded in the state of California. The CSU system prepares the majority of California's leaders and policymakers: approximately 64 percent of Californians with master's degrees in public administration studied at the CSU, as well as 35 percent of those with bachelor's degrees. In addition, 49 percent of Californians with bachelor's degrees in city, urban, community, and regional planning studied at the CSU. Ten percent of California's workforce graduated from a CSU campus and with a living alumni base of 3.8 million, nearly one-in-twenty Americans with a college degree earned it from a CSU campus. The CSU System has produced tens of thousands of graduates who have had an immeasurable impact in fields such as education, health care, agriculture, government, arts and entertainment, medicine, science and engineering, and non-profit leadership. To learn more about the California State University system, see www.calstate.edu.

About Cal Poly Pomona

Cal Poly Pomona was originally established in 1938 as an all-male division of the California State Polytechnic College in San Luis Obispo. It was located on 150-acres of land in San Dimas, on the site of the former Voorhis School for Boys. In 1949, breakfast cereal magnate W.K. Kellogg deeded 813 acres of land located three miles south of this campus to the state of California. In 1956, 508 students and 44 faculty and staff moved from San Dimas to the Kellogg campus. In a first for the all-male campus, 329 women joined the student body in 1961. The Pomona campus officially separated from the San Luis Obispo campus in 1966 and became the site of Cal Poly Pomona today. University status was granted in 1972.

Today, Cal Poly Pomona employs 3,000 faculty and staff who support the education of over 26,000 students. The University is organized into eight academic colleges: Agriculture; Business Administration; Education and Integrative Studies; Engineering; Environmental Design; Letters, Arts and Social Sciences; Science; and The Collins College of Hospitality Management.

Cal Poly Pomona is known for its applied hands-on approach to higher education. To that end, it recognizes that students who solve classroom problems today have an advantage in solving real-world problems tomorrow. Quality teaching remains the faculty's top priority, creating opportunities for students to use their knowledge in hands-on projects, collaboration in research, and participation in valuable internships and service-learning programs. As a result, Cal Poly Pomona's graduates are sought after as strong practitioners, integrative thinkers, and model leaders, and they are among the top 20 in the nation in terms of mid-career salaries. Cal Poly Pomona is committed to providing highly valued undergraduate and graduate educational opportunities through superior teaching, research, creative activity, and service to the people of California and the world.

Historically, the University has used its assets wisely, including developing public-private partnerships of distinction. Innovation Village, the University's research park, is a prime example of the University's efforts in advancing education and research, while simultaneously generating new revenue opportunities. For additional information about the University, please visit https://www.cpp.edu/.

Mission and Strategic Plan

Cal Poly Pomona's mission is to cultivate success through a diverse culture of experiential learning, discovery, and innovation. It aspires to be the model for an inclusive polytechnic university that inspires creativity and innovation, embraces local and global challenges, and transforms lives. It is guided by the core values of Academic Excellence, Experiential Learning, Student Learning and Success, Inclusivity, Community Engagement, and Social and Environmental Responsibility.

In 2017, Cal Poly Pomona developed a refreshed Strategic Plan that charts the University's course through 2021 while also identifying top academic and campus initiatives and the resources and facilities to achieve those objectives. The result is a set of strategic initiatives and goals Cal Poly Pomona aspires to have achieved by the year 2021:
• Deliver quality programs that promote integrative learning, discovery, and creativity
• Enhance student learning, development, and success
• Prepare our students for the Future of Work and civic engagement
• Strengthen our economic vitality and impact
• Advance organizational development and employee excellence

To learn more about Cal Poly Pomona's Mission, Vision, Values, and Strategic Plan, visit the Appendix and https://www.cpp.edu/aboutcpp/calpolypomona-overview/mission-and-values.shtml.

Leadership

Soraya M. Coley is the University's sixth president, serving Cal Poly Pomona since January 1, 2015. President Coley has strong ties to the California State University; prior to this appointment, she served as the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at California State University, Bakersfield and as the Dean of the College of Human Development and Community Service at California State University, Fullerton. President Coley's career has been marked by efforts to eliminate obstacles that prevent people from reaching their potential and fully participating in society. President Coley is a member of the American Council on Education Women's Network, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, Pasadena Bioscience Collaborative, and the Los Angeles Coalition for the Economy and Jobs. In September 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom appointed President Coley to the newly-formed Future of Work Commission which will make recommendations about harnessing technology, innovation, and lifelong learning to promote better jobs, wages, and working conditions, and to ensure that prosperity remains within reach throughout society.

About Cal Poly Pomona Students

Students are drawn to Cal Poly Pomona for its learn-by-doing approach and the myriad opportunities it affords, as well as its richly diverse community reflective of the greater Los Angeles Area. It has a student body that is 43% Hispanic, 22% Asian, 17% White, 3% African American, and 25.7% first-generation students. It is no surprise that Cal Poly Pomona is ranked as one of the most diverse among regional universities in the West. Furthermore, nearly 80% of students receive financial aid, and a significant number work part-time, many in career-related positions. The average high school GPA of enrolled students is 3.49; the mean SAT scores (composite: math and verbal) are 1,105. The average age of a Cal Poly Pomona undergraduate student is 22 years.

In 2015, the CSU system launched the Graduation Initiative 2025, which encouraged Cal Poly Pomona to embrace new, more ambitious goals for the graduating class of 2025. For the 2017 cohort, the one-year retention rate of first-time, full-time freshman is 86.5%. The campus' four-year graduation rate was 29.7% for the 2014 cohort, and the six-year graduation rate was approximately 71.2% for the 2012 cohort. Three years into the Graduation Initiative 2025, Cal Poly Pomona is making progress toward its 2025 goal that 38% of all freshmen graduate within four years and 73% of all freshmen graduate within six years.

Students benefit from an array of academic resources and support programs provided by the University, including Assist.org, Bronco Advising Center, California Promise Graduation Pledge Program, Career Center, Center for Community Engagement, Children's Center, College Advising Centers, Early Start, Educational Opportunity Program, First Year Experience, International Center, Kellogg Honors College, Learning Resource Center, Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, Office of Undergraduate Research, Orientation Services, PolyTransfer, Renaissance Scholars, Student Success Central, Study Abroad, Testing Services, Transfer Services, Undeclared Advising, and Veterans Resource Center. In addition, in the last two years, the University has added an integrated care network which is part of the Student Health and Wellbeing Area. The Integrated Care Network (ICN) is made up of care aoordinators from all departments of the Wellbeing Area as well as partners from Associated Students, Inc. and University Housing. The primary goal of the ICN is to provide a web of services that address students' needs early on to prevent them from falling through the cracks. This is done through prevention education, integrated support services, early intervention, and crisis management when necessary. The ICN takes a wraparound approach to care in order to ensure that students have what they need to succeed. The care coordinators work together on a regular basis to ensure that students are linked to the appropriate support service on or off campus.

Student Life

Most students live off-campus, but currently 3,500 students live on campus in dorms, residential suites, and university apartments (University Village). Although it is largely non-residential, the campus is home to a dynamic, active community. The University has more than 300 student organizations, including fraternities, sororities, and special-interest, social, and professional groups. Cal Poly Pomona is the home of the Broncos and has 11 men's and women's athletic teams, including soccer, volleyball, track and field, basketball, and baseball. Cal Poly Pomona participates at the NCAA's Division II level in the California Collegiate Athletic Association.

Every Cal Poly Pomona student is a member of the Associated Students, Inc. (ASI), a multimillion-dollar nonprofit corporation managed by students, elected by their peers. The ASI and the University Administration are committed to shared governance, which means when decisions are being made that affect students, the students would be at the table. The ASI is responsible for the student government, the Bronco Student Center, Children's Center, Art Program, Bronco Events and Activities Team (BEAT), Poly Pantry, and a variety of other programs and services.

For more about campus life, see https://www.cpp.edu/student-gateway/index.shtml.

About the Division of Student Affairs

The Division of Student Affairs supports the University's educational mission through comprehensive programs and services that promote student learning and success while fostering an inclusive and vibrant campus community.

Areas reporting to the VPSA are: Associated Students, Inc., Bronco Dreamers Resource Center, Career Center, Clubs and Organizations, Dean of Students, Intercollegiate Athletics, Office of Student Life and Cultural Centers, Orientation Services, Project SUCCESS, Rose Float,, Student Affairs Operations (including Research and Assessment), Student Support and Equity Programs, Student Conduct and Integrity, Student Health and Wellbeing (Broncos Care Basic Needs Program, Behavioral Intervention Team, Counseling and Psychological Services, Disability Resource Center, Integrated Care Network, Student Health and Wellness, and Survivor Advocacy Services), University Housing Services, and the Veterans Resource Center.

This year, the Division launched a strategic plan that they aspire to have achieved by the year 2021:
1. Advance Career Readiness - Engage the campus community and external leaders in a process to transform career education to better prepare students for the future of work and civic engagement.
2. Foster Student Health and Wellbeing - Create a caring environment where all students thrive.
3. Maximize Student Success - Eliminate the equity gap by enhancing access, inclusion, and belonging.
4. Create a Cohesive Co-Curricular Experience - Demonstrate the impact of a polytechnic co-curricular experience and services that support student success.
5. Cultivate Organizational Effectiveness - Ensure student success by strategically aligning divisional human, fiscal, and physical resources.
To learn more about the Division of Student Affairs, including its organizational chart and 2018-2023 Strategic Plan, visit https://www.cpp.edu/~student-affairs.

Role of the Vice President for Student Affairs

Reporting to the President, the Vice President for Student Affairs (VPSA) oversees the Division of Student Affairs and serves as the Chief Student Affairs Officer for Cal Poly Pomona. The VPSA is one of eight senior executive officers on the President's Cabinet directly involved in the overall planning, management, and advancement of the University. The Vice President will be a visible leader at the cabinet level, an advocate for students, and a role model on campus in cultural competency and inclusivity. The VPSA is charged with the overall management, planning, administration, and evaluation of the Student Affairs division's programs, services, personnel, policies, procedures, development, facilities, and budget. The VPSA plays a principal role in setting and enacting University priorities affecting student affairs, advancing the diversity and educational equity goals of the institution, and creating systemic change on access and accountability.

The VPSA plays a vital role in collaborating with campus constituencies to develop and improve policies, programs, and services aimed at supporting student learning, success, retention, and satisfaction. The VPSA oversees the overall strategic direction for resource planning, including fiscal, space, and human resources. The VPSA oversees an aggressive capital construction program, which includes campus site planning projects, as well as ongoing major construction and renovation projects for student services facilities. In all activities, the VPSA is expected to model and promote the values of the Division of Student Affairs: student-centered collaboration, inclusivity, integrity, and innovation.

The VPSA leads the Division of Student Affairs, currently comprised of 269 staff. The Vice President also provides direct supervision to a team of Associate Vice Presidents (AVP) and Directors, including: AVP and Dean of Students; AVP for Student Services; AVP of Student Health and Wellbeing; AVP and Chief of Operations for Student Affairs; Executive Director of Associated Students, Inc.; Director of Athletics; Executive Director of University Housing; and the newly created position of Executive Director of Student Inclusion and Belonging (for which a search is currently underway). The VPSA coaches this leadership team in such areas as leading change, leveraging core resources, developing synergistic and collaborative interrelationships, managing performance, mediating conflict, and cultivating within each unit a culture of evidence that emphasizes assessment, evaluation, and quality improvement.
Teamwork and shared governance are a priority for the University. At Cal Poly Pomona, shared governance is defined as a process of consultation toward achieving joint decision-making between faculty, staff, students, and administrators. Building upon this foundation, the VPSA will continue fostering an environment of collegiality, support, and mutual trust. Collaborating with the Academic Senate, deans, and other university faculty and staff, the VPSA will coordinate diversity and educational equity efforts of various campus units and increase pathways of success for all students, especially those from historically underserved populations.

Key Opportunities and Challenges for the Vice President for Student Affairs

It is a pivotal time for the Cal Poly Pomona campus under President Coley's leadership, emphasizing a strong commitment to a holistic approach to student success and the desire to create a cohesive, cross-divisional response to the opportunities and challenges of campus life. This is a unique, diverse, polytechnic environment with shifting demographics and needs, and the Student Affairs division, structure, and related positions connected to the President's cabinet have flexed to respond. Meanwhile, the University has completed its strategic and master plans and the Division has also completed its own strategic plan. The Division is eager for strong leadership to amplify the key themes from these plans and move forward in an integrated and evidence-based manner. It is a time for impactful leadership to ensure that the campus is attuned and connected in its purpose with regard to student experience and outcomes.

As the leader of the Division and its advocate in the President's cabinet, the VPSA will ensure that there is continuous attention to and communication around the factors that support student well-being, self-awareness, personal growth, and the ability to navigate internal and external systems and supports effectively. The VPSA will hold a high value for diversity, inclusion, and social justice, and ensure provision for a wide range of cultural needs among the student body that supports belonging and understanding. The VPSA will also support the development of experiential skills, work opportunities, and the cultivation of resilience, adaptability, and leadership in concert with the President's Future of Work initiative. As a natural continuation of these efforts, it will be essential to develop ways to keep students connected and supported over the longer arc as alumni, providing tools and professional development opportunities.

Promote a fully integrated student experience by working across the University, with a particular focus on Academic Affairs

The VPSA will work to support the academic, social, emotional, and physical elements of student success and development. Few offices on campus have as broad and consequential a set of constituent groups as the Division of Student Affairs, requiring the VPSA to lead the Division in building strong partnerships across the campus and in the cabinet. The VPSA will work deliberately to collaborate with the Provost and Academic Affairs, other administrators, and faculty, as well as departments across the University, including Facilities, Development, Enrollment Management, Communications, and Finance. They will promote the vision of a fully integrated student experience that creatively merges student and academic life and seeks avenues for joint communications and strategy development. The VPSA should aim to be a coleader with Academic Affairs on student success, resulting in a tight coupling between academic and cocurricular activities, experiences, and engagement in this polytechnic and learn-by-doing setting. The VPSA will be a visible and responsive leader on campus and translate needs as an effective collaborator and advocate in the cabinet, making the data-supported case for resources and synchronization of joint efforts. This will include seeking to increase graduation rates for first-year and transfer students, eliminating achievement gaps, and attending to climate and connectedness from orientation onward. The VPSA will lead approaches to connecting the Division more effectively to Faculty Affairs, seeking new opportunities to partner to address student impacts in the classroom, address faculty needs, and clearly mapping pathways and resourcing availability for all.

Provide inspirational leadership for a complex administrative unit

The VPSA will assess priorities and the support and resources needed to deliver on the Student Affairs strategic plan. The Division has experienced a significant amount of leadership transition and reorganization over the past few years, and the talented and dedicated staff in Student Affairs are eager and primed to implement a variety of initiatives. The VPSA will leverage this momentum and empower staff to move programs forward. Throughout, the VPSA will lead and develop the dedicated and talented team of professionals to maintain high standards of performance and responsiveness, and to support collaboration and communication among the units in the office that is visible and impactful across the institution. The VPSA will build a culture of enthusiasm, continuous development, and innovation, with a commitment to continuous professional development. As a champion for the team members, the VPSA will promote the expertise of the staff in the appropriate venues and seek to educate on Division perspectives. The VPSA will unite the staff with a sense of shared mission and vision that reflects the character of the community and advances the strategic goals of the University.

Advance a culture of assessment and impact to enable data-informed decision-making

The VPSA will pursue a thoughtful assessment of existing and new programs and services through the effective development of metrics and the collection, deployment, and broad sharing of data and integrated analytics with relevant parties across campus. Robust data collection and assessment is an essential component to successfully tracking the successes and opportunities for improvement for students at Cal Poly Pomona. The VPSA will be a key driver in the efforts to connect offices and systems across the University to ensure student data about their activities can be collected, shared, and interpreted across a range of functions. As such, the VPSA must be knowledgeable about assessment structures and methodologies. They will work closely with staff in the Division of Student Affairs, Institutional Research, and Academic Affairs to ensure that the University is collecting the appropriate student data, and that there are adequate resources and support to ensure that it is analyzed and interpreted to better serve students.

Engage personally with the student population and serve as a visible presence on campus

The incoming VPSA must be a highly visible, involved, and transparent student-centered leader. A successful VPSA will encourage and engage students on a personal level to earn their trust and respect and provide a model of engagement with students for other administrators and faculty. Most importantly, the VPSA will have an informed and nuanced understanding of the complexities around students' basic needs, including food insecurity, mental health challenges, homelessness, and the structural inequalities many students face, equipping the Division and campus to anticipate issues and provide compassionate and timely assistance to students in moments of crises. Working with key partners, the VPSA must be attentive to addressing climate issues and serve as a model of appropriate response and follow-through, as well as developing longer term strategies for education, resources, and procedures.

Serve as an ambassador and advocate for students beyond Cal Poly Pomona

The VPSA will play an important external role in continuing to foster close relationships with neighbors, community leaders, the local police, village and town municipal leaders, alumni, and parents. The University currently enjoys a strong relationship with the community, but in an environment where the majority of students live off-campus, it is important that the VPSA forge useful connections that bridge students to the outside world. In addition, the VPSA will engage in University efforts to build partnerships with county agencies, religious institutions, and nonprofit organizations to ensure that students are able to connect to and receive additional support beyond the services that the University provides. An advocate for career and professional readiness, the VPSA will play a role in connecting to key local employers and creating opportunities for CPP students to secure internships and gainful employment.

Qualifications and Characteristics

The University seeks a student-centered, collaborative, and innovative VPSA who can demonstrate or has the following:
• An earned doctorate in a relevant discipline is strongly preferred, although doctoral candidates or extensive related experience will be considered; a master's degree from an accredited institution is required.
• At least seven (7) years of successful and progressively responsible experience in student affairs administration, preferably at a comprehensive university; experience working in a large public institution is highly desired.
• Demonstrated experience with budget management, supervision of a large staff, and staff development and empowerment.
• Evidence of accomplishments (including measurable outcomes) in consulting and collaborating with campus constituencies to develop, administer, and improve student academic and support services to increase student retention and graduation rates and closing equity gaps.
• Excellent communication skills, including the ability to effectively listen to all points of view, build consensus, and inform others of policies and plans.
• Demonstrated experience working with a diverse campus community and a commitment to equity and inclusiveness in a multicultural environment.
• Ability to promote student recruitment and retention, but especially of first-generation, low-income students from diverse backgrounds.
• Evidence of collaborative and innovative practices.
• Evidence of facilitating change and continued organizational effectiveness.
• Experience of providing leadership in campus-wide emergency and crisis situations.
• Demonstrated competence/knowledge in a collective bargaining environment.
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with state and local governments and organizations to support institutional priorities.

Applications, Inquiries, and Nominations
Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the completion of the search process. Inquiries, nominations, referrals, and CVs with cover letters should be sent via the Isaacson, Miller website for the search: www.imsearch.com/7327. Electronic submission of materials is required.
Deborah Hodson and Alanya Green
Isaacson, Miller
1000 Sansome Street, Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: 415.655.4900

The University is committed to cultural diversity and it is expected that the successful candidate will further this commitment. The University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

BACKGROUND CHECK

A background check must satisfactorily be completed before a candidate can be offered this position. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for this position. The background check consists of the following: Employment verification, education verification, reference checks, and checks of the following systems and databases: National Social Security Number/Address Locator, Felony/Misdemeanor, National Criminal Database, Federal Criminal, Department of Motor Vehicles, and National Sex Offender Registry.

Appendix: Cal Poly Pomona Values and Strategic Initiatives & Goals
Values

• Academic Excellence - We demonstrate academic quality, relevance, and excellence through our teaching, learning, scholarship, and creative activities with student centered faculty in an evidence-based culture.
• Experiential Learning - Our polytechnic identity fosters an integrative approach to education through collaboration, discovery, learn-by-doing, and innovation. Our approach encourages reflection, informed risk-taking, and continuous learning.
• Student Learning and Success - We are deeply committed to educational experiences and supportive services that engage our students, enhance personal well-being and growth, provide career opportunities, and foster ethical citizenship.
• Inclusivity - Our diversity across multiple dimensions reflects and enhances our community. We are welcoming and respectful, and we value diversity.
• Community Engagement - We nurture mutually beneficial and meaningful relationships with community partners and stakeholders.
• Social and Environmental Responsibility - As global citizens, our individual and collective actions reflect our commitment to one another, society, and the environment.

Strategic Initiatives & Goals

Deliver Quality Programs that Promote Integrative Learning, Discovery, and Creativity
1. As an expression of our polytechnic identity, all students at Cal Poly Pomona will engage in experiential applied learning across all disciplines.
2. Expand opportunities for students to experience the distinguishing hallmarks of a Cal Poly Pomona education: integrative learning, discovery, and creativity.
3. Establish centers of excellence that will capitalize on our polytechnic identity, strengths and synergistic opportunities for discovery, innovation, and creative expression.
4. Revitalize the General Education program by reimagining the integration of the liberal arts and sciences within the context of our polytechnic identity.

Enhance Student Learning, Development, and Success
1. Re-envision the co-curricular experience of students as they move in, through and beyond the University community.
2. Design effective strategies that optimize the retention, persistence and achievement of students from historically underserved communities.
3. Develop innovative strategies to increase the graduation rates of all students.
4. Expand the digital student experience to provide timely and effective services that support students and their success.
5. Encourage widespread student engagement in experiences that foster strong and enduring relationships and a sense of belonging in a vibrant campus community.
6. Create a culture that promotes wellbeing and resiliency.

Prepare Our Students for the Future of Work and Civic Engagement
1. Implement a plan for student success that spans preadmission to one-year post-graduation.
2. Develop a career readiness model that provides students with early and on-going opportunities to engage with alumni, the community, and industry leaders.
3. Create a civic engagement i-Lab to address and solve community concerns and regional needs.

Strengthen Our Economic Vitality and Impact
1. Boldly elevate our reputation and showcase our unique polytechnic identity.
2. Generate diverse revenue streams that enable the University to increase tenure density, expand and enhance its programs, and invest in research and development opportunities.
3. Improve the economic and social well-being of our communities by connecting our talent, knowledge and educational resources with local, national and global partners.
4. Implement long-range, systemic approaches to maximize our physical resources (i.e., space, land, water).

Advance Organizational Development and Employee Excellence
1. Become an employer of choice, recognized as a great place to work.
2. Recognize and reward the achievements of individuals, teams, and the impact of teamwork.
3. To advance our vision and strategic initiatives, increase recruitment and retention of diverse faculty, staff and other professionals.
4. Invest in our personnel by expanding professional development opportunities.
5. Improve campus infrastructure, redesign business processes to enhance organizational effectiveness, and be a model for environmental responsibility.
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

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