The role of student affairs practitioners has increased greatly in the last decade with a focus on retention of students in the face of mental health issues, food and housing insecurity, campus safety, and financial complexities. The diversity of students has also expanded greatly bringing with it the need for student affairs leaders who can build a team of professionals to support students from orientation to graduation. Student affairs leaders must be nimble, collaborative, caring, and possess financial and administrative acumen. This is a position that requires a professional with a breadth of experience that is deep and diverse and in the search industry, both our knowledge of the field of student affairs and our networks are extensive. In our 30 year history, we have completed more than 250 searches for student affairs leaders across a wide range of educational organizations, and the Spelman Johnson network is comprised of 14,000 student affairs professionals.
Our search practice also includes searches in the key professional areas that feed into the senior student affairs officer track or that comprise a student affairs division such as housing/residential life, student conduct, student union, student activities, career services, counseling services, health services, disability services, orientation, athletics, Greek life, multicultural centers, leadership development, and student academic services.