Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students



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Job description

Brescia University, Owensboro, Kentucky, invites nominations and applications for the position of Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students. (Anticipated starting date: April 2023) The VPSA, who as chief student development officer, reports to the President and serves as a member of the President’s Cabinet, is primarily responsible for enhancing and monitoring all aspects of student life and personal development outside the classroom. Essential duties are outlined in the job description, which is available upon request.

DescriptionBrescia University, a small Catholic institution sponsored by the Ursuline Sisters of Mt. St. Joseph, offers higher education in the Ursuline academic tradition, emphasizing the liberal arts and preparing its students for successful careers and for service to others. An independently supported Catholic co-educational institution, Brescia is regionally accredited to award Associate, Baccalaureate, and Master degrees and a variety of certificates. Brescia’s total enrollment is approximately 850-900 students.

Location: Brescia University is located near the banks of the Ohio River in Owensboro, Kentucky, population 55,000. The city is easily accessible with a local airport and within two hours of airports in Louisville, Kentucky, Nashville, Tennessee, and Evansville, Indiana. The university is within walking distance of a revitalized downtown area, including museums and performing arts center.

QualificationsA successful candidate will have at least a Master’s degree in student affairs or a related field, with at least five years’ experience in higher education student affairs administration. Strong leadership and critical thinking skills are required along with the ability to manage multiple tasks. Successful candidate should be a practicing Catholic or have had significant experience with Catholic higher education.

For a full job description, please contact the Human Resource office below.

The salary is competitive and based on qualifications and experience. Screening begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received by March 15th, 2023.

How to apply

To nominate or apply, send a resume, with transcripts and three references to:

Brescia University


717 Frederica St.

Owensboro, KY 42301



Brescia University was founded by the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph in 1950. Its origins are in Mount Saint Joseph Junior College for Women, established at Maple Mount, Kentucky, in 1925. Between 1925 and 1950, coeducational extension courses in Owensboro led to the creation of a second campus and, after 1949, consolidation of the two campuses at the present site of Brescia University. In 1951, Brescia began operating as a four-year College.