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Division of Student Affairs

Associate Vice President & Dean of Students 

The Division of Student Affairs is currently conducting a search for our Associate Vice President and Dean of Students who will provide visionary leadership within the Division and serve as an ambassador and advocate for students within and beyond the University community. 

Search Firm

The national executive search firm of Isaacson, Miller, has been chosen to assist Washington State University in its search for the next Associate Vice President and Dean of Students. Headquartered in Boston and with offices in Washington, D.C., and San Francisco, Isaacson, Miller has identified and placed some of the country’s most respected and successful college and university leaders. The firm has earned a reputation for successfully recruiting candidates from underrepresented backgrounds to key leadership positions. Since its founding in 1982, 43% of the firm’s placements have been women and 23% have been people of color.

Opportunity and Challenge Profile

Learn more about this position through the Opportunity and Challenge Profile available on the Student Affairs website at: or on the Isaacson, Miller website at:

Inquiries and Applications

Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and will continue until the completion of the search process. Inquiries, nominations, referrals, and CVs with cover letters should be submitted via the Isaacson, Miller website for the search: 

Inquiries and applications may be directed to:
Julie Filizetti, Lindsay Gold, and Camille Sheffield
Isaacson, Miller
1000 Sansome Street, Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: 415.655.4900
Fax: 415.655.4905

Washington State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action educator and employer. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability, and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

Search Committee Members

Renee Coleman-Mitchell
Executive Director, Cougar Health Services
WSU Pullman

Gary Jenkins
Chief of Police
City of Pullman

Jaade Archer
President, Black Student Union
WSU Pullman

Brenda Barrio
Assistant Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning
and Director of WSU ROAR
WSU Pullman

James Bledsoe,
Senior Career Coach/Advisor, Academic Success and Career Services
WSU Pullman

Brandon Brackett
Assistant Director, Housing and Residence Life
WSU Pullman

Asif Chaudhry
Vice President, International Programs
WSU Pullman

Dawn Daniels
Sergeant, WSU Police Department
WSU Pullman

Mariela Frias
Executive President, Residence Hall Association
WSU Pullman

Ciera Graham
Associate Director, Student Services
WSU Everett

Danielle Kleist 
Special Assistant to the Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs and Enrollment
WSU Tri Cities

Judi McDonald
Professor, Department of Mathematics & Statistics and Past-Chair, Faculty Senate
WSU Pullman

Karen Metzner
Assistant Director, Office of Student Conduct
WSU Pullman

Jerry Pastore
Associate Director, Athletics
WSU Pullman

Savanna Rogers
President, Associated Students of Washington State University
WSU Pullman

Christina Sanders
Director, Division of Governmental Studies and Services
and Office of Emergency Management
WSU Pullman

David Silva
Vice President, Graduate and Professional Student Association
WSU Pullman

Dan Welter
Associate Dean of Students and Director, Center for
Fraternity and Sorority Life
WSU Pullman