Serving approximately 21,500 students, Tulsa Community College (TCC) is Oklahoma’s largest multi-campus community college, located on four fully-equipped campuses in the Tulsa area (Metro, Northeast, Southeast, and West) and in several other community campuses in the suburban areas. Founded in 1970, TCC consistently ranks among the elite of the nation’s 1,309 community colleges in associate degrees awarded, serves more college students in northeastern Oklahoma than any other public college or university, and reports one of the largest freshman classes in Oklahoma every year. With an average age of 24 and an underrepresented student population of over 46%, TCC offers over 120 associate degree and professional certificate programs.

Named one of the best destinations to visit in 2022 by CNN Travel and ranked the #6 Best Small City Among America’s Top Ten Best Cities, Tulsa sports a population of approximately 403,000 residents and is widely known for its art deco architecture, an expansive collection of western art, unique entertainment and shopping districts, a wide variety of dining experiences, sports and recreation opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts, and of course, a scenic trip along a segment of the famous Route 66. Ideally located on the Arkansas River in northeastern Oklahoma, Tulsa is a city on the move and has something for everyone!

The Position

Reporting to the associate vice president of student success, the dean of institutional culture will oversee programs, services, and initiatives that create and assess conditions for student success by improving the campus climate and culture for student belonging. The dean, in collaboration with stakeholders across the College, will lead and coordinate the College’s efforts in achieving an institutional climate where a community of diverse learners benefit from curricular and cocurricular engagements that increase intergroup dialogue and interactions and deepen learning across communities of difference. This institutional leader will be laser-focused on partnering with stakeholders to foster a culture of belonging collegewide, develop and strengthen cross-cultural supports and involvement opportunities that signal a welcoming environment for students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds, and eliminate barriers to equitable educational outcomes for our diverse student body. The dean will collaborate with faculty to expand and deepen learning about diversity in the curriculum and support faculty and staff to create a more vibrant, supportive campus climate. In addition, the dean will assess the effectiveness of initiatives aimed at enhancing diversity, inclusion, and belonging; help identify policies and best practices for hiring and retaining more diverse faculty and staff; and identify trends in diversity and technology to develop innovative learning strategies for the College. The dean will oversee the allocation and management of operating budgets within the department, provide day-to-day management and leadership for student success and equity initiatives, and supervise the student success and equity program directors with oversight and input from the Office of the Associate Vice President of Student Success and Equity.


A master’s degree in social foundations of education, social science, human relations, student affairs, or a related field, and five or more years of related work experience is required. Other requirements include demonstrated independent judgment and initiative; ability to exercise leadership and engage others to advance diversity, inclusivity, and equity; ability to work independently and as a part of a team; and knowledge of federal grant requirements and budget regulations.

Application and Nomination

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply for this position please click on the Apply button, complete the brief application process, and upload your resume and position-specific cover letter. Nominations for this position may be emailed to Quincy Martin III at Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895 or email

The salary range is $83,363- $91,699.

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