Morehead State University selects Harris Search Associates for Vice President Student Success search assignment

Morehead State University (MSU) has selected Harris Search Associates to conduct the search for the Vice President Student Success.  

Reporting to the President, in a newly created strategic role, the Vice President for Student Success will serve as the chief student life officer and key representative for student recruitment, student support services and activities and student engagement outside of the academic classroom.  This is a high impact position that will provide strategic vision to attract, retain and graduate a diverse, high quality student body in its quest to become the best public regional university in the South.  The Vice President will oversee strategic analysis that shapes and ensures coordination of effective marketing, recruitment and admissions processes for freshmen and transfer students.   The Vice President and division staff will partner with the university’s colleges to ensure that the recruitment and retention goals are aligned with institution’s strategic goals.  

Morehead State University (MSU) is a comprehensive public university located in in the foothills of the Daniel Boone National Forest in Morehead Kentucky. MSU offers 141 undergraduate degree programs in 4 colleges — Caudill College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; College of Business and Technology; College of Education; and College of Science and 73 graduate degree programs with an emphasis on regional engagement.  

The school was founded in 1887 as Morehead Normal School, a church-supported teacher-training school.  It was taken over by the state of Kentucky in 1922.  The school's name changed as its mission broadened—to Morehead State Normal School and Teachers College in 1926, Morehead State Teachers College in 1930, Morehead State College in 1948, and Morehead State University in 1966.  MSU delivers strong and affordable education for friendly, ambitious students who thrive in a student-focused learning environment defined by small class sizes and faculty committed to teaching and student success.   

Harris Search Associates - an IIC Partners member firm, is a leading global executive search and board advisory consulting firm with 53 offices in 35 countries worldwide.  Our practice is focused on identifying and attracting leaders to support the growth of clients in the areas of research, science, engineering, academic medicine and commercial enterprises.  Clients include the foremost universities, research parks, institutes, academic medical centers and commercial organizations driving global innovation and discovery.

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