Dean of Students Search

The University of New Orleans is seeking a transformative leader of Student Affairs.

Reporting directly to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean of Students serves as the executive administrator of Student Affairs.  In this capacity, the Dean is responsible for providing leadership, vision and strategic direction to the Division and serves as the University's executive champion for student affairs.  The successful candidate will be a strong leader, a collaborative manager, a forward thinking planner, and a relationship builder.

The Finalists

Carolyn Golz
College Administrative Officer, University of California Santa Cruz

Curriculum Vitae

Open Forum Interview
Monday, April 16, 2018
1:30 p.m. | UC 208


Sarah Cunningham
Executive Director for Leadership, Involvement and Student Life Centers and Assistant Dean of Students, The University of Chicago

Curriculum Vitae

Open Forum Interview
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
11:00 a.m. | UC 208 

Ruth Davison
Formerly Director of Housing and Residence Life, University of West Florida

Curriculum Vitae

Open Forum Interview
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
11:00 a.m. | UC 208

Jon Kapell
Director for Campus Activities and Involvement, University of North Carolina Wilmington

Curriculum Vitae

Open Forum Interview
Thursday, April 19, 2018
11:00 a.m. | UC 211

Bernard Schulz
Formerly Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, East Carolina University

Curriculum Vitae

Open Forum Interview
Friday, April 20, 2018
11:00 a.m. | UC 208



THE UNIVERSITY: The University of New Orleans (UNO; is a comprehensive metropolitan research university committed to providing educational excellence to a diverse undergraduate and graduate student body. Founded in 1958, UNO offers a broad array of undergraduate and pre-professional programs as well as masters and doctoral programs. With over 75,000 alumni – more than half of whom live and work in the greater New Orleans metropolitan area – UNO holds a unique place in the economic and social fabric of the city.

THE CITY: New Orleans is a major United States port and the largest city and metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana. The city was established by French colonists and strongly influenced by both the French and African cultures. New Orleans is well known for its distinct French and Spanish Creole architecture, as well as its cross-cultural and multilingual heritage. Often described as the most unique city in the country, New Orleans is famous for its cuisine, music (particularly as the birthplace of jazz), and its many annual celebrations and festivals, most notably Mardi Gras. With such a rich cultural and social environment, combined with favorable business conditions, New Orleans is drawing increasing numbers of major corporate entities, as well as small businesses, to locate in the region.


The University of New Orleans is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women, ethnic minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.