DATE: September 28, 2021

TITLE: Vice President for Student Affairs

CAMPUS: Ammerman Campus in Selden



  • Suffolk County Community College seeks candidates to consider for appointment as Vice President for Student Affairs. This position reports directly to the President of the College and will serve as a member of the President’s Cabinet.
  • Under new presidential leadership, Suffolk has an ambitious agenda to advance innovative and research-based student success programming and services to meet the needs of our diverse community. The individual who serves as Vice President for Student Affairs will provide collegewide policy leadership for all areas of student programming, including student outreach, recruitment and enrollment management; student onboarding and orientation; student support services; student life; and the integration of all services within a comprehensive framework of student success.
  • Suffolk is the largest community college in the State University of New York (SUNY) system, enrolling more than 22,000 students at its three campuses in Selden, Brentwood, and Riverhead.  College locations also include a Culinary Arts and Hospitality Center in Riverhead and the Sayville Downtown Center.
  • Established in 1959, the College provides educational opportunities for Suffolk County residents through an emphasis on transfer-oriented general education and workforce development programs. The College awards the Associate in Arts (A.A.), Associate in Science (A.S.) and Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees as well as a variety of certificate programs. It offers more than 100 degree and certificate options in business; communications and the arts; computing and cybersecurity; health sciences; liberal arts and sciences; and career-oriented programs in automotive, culinary, hospitality, manufacturing, and other areas. Offering many innovative outreach and community education programs, the lowest college tuition on Long Island, and a highly respected Honors program, Suffolk is a first-choice college for Long Island.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Serving as the chief student services officer of the institution, providing leadership for creating, implementing and assessing institutional policy that coordinates delivery of essential student services, including admissions, orientation, registration, financial aid, student records, counseling and advisement, veterans’ affairs, student conduct, and other services.
  • In collaboration with internal and external stakeholders, developing and implementing data-informed strategies in student outreach, recruitment, and enrollment management that optimize student access to educational opportunity.
  • Using data-informed strategies to develop and assess best practices across the institution to lead student engagement initiatives in partnership with academic partners supporting retention, persistence, and graduation outcomes.
  • Identifying and assessing strategies designed to promote equitable access and inclusion and eliminate disparities in student services and outcomes.
  • Providing leadership for consistent implementation of college-wide strategies and best practices across student affairs personnel on multiple campuses.
  • Creating a unified and unifying vision for student support across multiple locations and departments, and ensuring that all college stakeholders prioritize understanding the student’s experience.
  • Identifying opportunities to utilize appropriate technology to support enrollment, efficient delivery of student services, and retention.
  • Providing leadership, in collaboration with campus stakeholders, for student outreach and recruitment activities in underserved communities.
  • In collaboration with all appropriate stakeholders, developing and implementing policies and procedures for recruiting, hiring, and retaining outstanding and diverse student services personnel.
  • Performing other duties as assigned by the president.


Master’s degree required from an accredited university in a field appropriate to the position; at least ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in higher education, with broad experience related to student support services, student life, student retention, enrollment management, and/or related areas. A doctorate degree is preferred.  The ideal candidate will bring a high degree of energy and integrity while inspiring a shared vision, be an advocate and champion for student success, and have experience in strategic planning and financial management.  Must be able to implement long-term strategies and collaborate with college and community stakeholders for the improvement of student success. An innovative leader who develops creative solutions in a complex institutional infrastructure and the ability to work with diverse constituents.  Candidates should have demonstrated leadership and strong interpersonal communication skills, as well as broad familiarity with the current issues facing community colleges nationally. The ability to work effectively in a collective bargaining environment and work collaboratively across departments and promotes a collegial work environment.

To apply:

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to the following link and click on the job ID# 21-63.



The Vice President for Student Affairs is an exempt position; compensation will be based on the College’s exempt salary and benefit plan.

Suffolk County Community College offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision, vacation days, deferred compensation and a defined benefit plan.

Suffolk County Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, equal pay compensation-sex, national origin, military or veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction or disability in its admissions, programs and activities, or employment. This applies to all employees, students, applicants or other members of the College community (including, but not limited to, vendors and visitors). Grievance procedures are available to interested persons by contacting either of the Civil Rights Compliance Officers/Coordinators listed below. Retaliation against a person who files a complaint, serves as a witness, or assists or participates in the investigation of a complaint in any manner is strictly prohibited.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the College's non-discrimination polices:

Civil Rights Compliance Officers
Christina Vargas
Chief Diversity Officer/Title IX Coordinator
Ammerman Campus, NFL Bldg., Suite 230
533 College Road, Selden, New York 11784-2899
(631) 451-4950


Dionne Walker-Belgrave
Affirmative Action Officer/Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Ammerman Campus, NFL Bldg., Suite 230
533 College Road, Selden, New York 11784-2899
(631) 451-4051

In an emergency, contact Public Safety to make a report 24 hours a day/7 days a week by calling (631) 451-4242 or dialing 311 from any College phone.

Inquiries or complaints concerning alleged civil rights violations in the College’s education admissions, programs and activities may also be directed to:

Office for Civil Rights (OCR) – Enforcement Office
U.S. Department of Education
32 Old Slip, 26th Floor
New York, NY 10005-2500
Telephone: (646) 428-3800
Fax: (646) 428-3843
TDD: (877) 521-2172
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Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination in employment practices may also be directed to:

NYS Division of Human Rights
Long Island (Suffolk)
New York State Office Building
250 Veterans Memorial Highway, Suite 2B-49
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Telephone: (631) 952-6434
TDD: (718) 741-8300
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U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
New York District Office
33 Whitehall Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Telephone: (800) 669-4000
Fax: (212) 336-3790
TTY: (800) 669-6820
ASL Video Phone: (844) 234-5122
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Suffolk County Community College is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal opportunity and non-discrimination in employment, education, access to services, programs, and activities, including career and technical education opportunities.

A copy of the postsecondary career and technical education courses offered by the College is available and may be obtained on our website at: or by calling the Office of Admissions at 631-451-4000 to request a mailing.

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