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Dean Student Affairs

Oklahoma Panhandle State University

Last Updated: 5/14/22

Job Description

JOB SUMMARY: Development and maintenance of quality student life on campus, oversight of housing and food services, student activities, health services, student conduct, campus security, Noble Fitness Center.


  • Serve as a project manager for ongoing renovation and revitalization projects in campus housing including the development and implementation of a strategic housing improvement plan.
  • Collaborate with student groups and departments across campus to leverage resources to provide exceptional student life experiences on campus.
  • Maintain student records and ensure federal compliance with CLERY Act and its amendments including the collection and dissemination of required conduct and campus safety reporting.
  • Partner with law enforcement and the office of Academic Resource Center to promote student safety on campus and in the community.
  • Actively engage the university and community through service and participation in campus and community events.
  • Must have a strong work ethic and lead by example.
  • Must be a professional, credible and respected representative of the institution internally and in the community.
  • Demonstrated willingness and ability to act ethically and socially responsible.
  • Must be able to lift more than 50-lb. objects; frequent bending, stooping, and walking.
  • Can be exposed to a variety of weather conditions for periods of time.
  • Ability to work various hours, including nights and weekends throughout the year for student activities and events.
  • Ability to communicate in a courteous manner.
  • Other duties as assigned by Provost or designee.

The omission of specific statement of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.


  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills, including demonstrated ability to provide training and workshops related to student affairs issues.
  • Familiarity with student conduct issues in higher education including familiarity with the law and University policy as it relates to higher education including due process, student discipline, liability issues, and privacy.
  • Administrative and management experience with an emphasis on promoting professional growth and leadership development among direct reports.
  • Ability to analyze complex problems and situations, gather information systematically, and provide effective and measurable solutions.
  • A record of achievement in the area of student services including dorm life, campus activities and human relations is important.
  • Must have a strong commitment to the development of student life activities in the context of an undergraduate residential four-year institution or higher.

EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Master’s degree required, Doctorate preferred.


OPSU is an AA/EE/E-Verify employer committed to diversity.

Company Details

Goodwell, Oklahoma, United States
OPSU is a baccalaureate degree granting institution located in Goodwell, Oklahoma. General governance of the institution is in the hands of the Board of Regents for the Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical Colleges. Academic programs and financial support are authorized and coordinated through the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.