1.9. Vice Provost

1.9 Vice President for Student Affairs

The Vice President for Student Affairs, who reports to the President, is the chief student affairs officer directing and supervising all student–related programs, functions, and services outside the classroom. The Vice President for Student Affairs is responsible for supervising the following; Dean of Students; Student Government Association;; the Director of Student Wellness and Support Services; and the Director of Residential Living.

Student Affairs is charged with the care, safety and development of students outside the classroom. Its role is to facilitate  meaningful, inclusive, holistic, and broad-based student experiences that enhance the academic experience and contribute to student success.Student Affairs facilitates opportunities for students to interact with others, develop social skills, and become leaders in a global environment.  The Vice President engages with the local and broader communities for the benefit of the student experience.

1.9.1 Dean of Students

The Dean of Students is the administrator responsible for student engagement and student compliance and provides leadership that facilitates student involvement and leadership development. The Dean of Students supervises the following:; Director of Compliance and Ethical Development; Director of Career Services, Greek Life Coordinator, Coordinator of Student Organizations and the Student Programming Advisor; and the Student Affairs Case Manager. Director of Student Wellness and Support Services

The Director of Student Wellness and Support Services provides oversight for individuals responsible for mental health services, medical health services, wellness, fitness and prevention, and access for those with disabilities; provides leadership that facilitates the provision of high quality direct support and clinical services that meet the current students’ needs. The director supervises the Counseling Center, Health Services, Student Access Center, and Campus Recreation.

1.9.2 Student Government Association

The Nicholls Student Senate and Executive Board are made up of diversified students dedicated to serving, representing and unifying the student body of Nicholls. As a team, the mission is accomplished by exercising proper resource management, acting as the students’ voice and sponsoring projects and events that create a bond among the Nicholls community. To this end, we strive to create the best possible college experience for all students.

1.9.3 Director of Residential Living

The Office of Residential Living supports student success by providing dynamic residential communities and co-curricular experiences which are safe, secure, and advance the educational mission of Nicholls State University.  The Director supervises staff who carry out facilities management, logistical needs, direct student support, and internal student accountability.  Residential Living facilitates student development including independent living and healthy decision making.

1.9.4 Groups Reporting Directly to the Vice President for Student Affairs  Family Day Committee

Purpose:  The university designates one home football game each fall as Family Day and invites the students’ and employees’ families to attend. The campus departments, students, and organizations provide family and children activities. The Athletic Departments offer reduced price tickets to the football game. This committee plans, coordinates, and attends the event.

Reports to:  Vice President for Student Affairs

Membership (21):

  • Academic Affairs
  • Academic Services
  • Alumni Affairs
  • Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Athletics
  • Auxiliary Services
  • Campus Recreation
  • Dean of Students
  • Director of External Affairs
  • Facilities
  • Grounds
  • Marketing and Communications 
  • NSU Bookstore
  • Purchasing
  • Reservations
  • Residential Living
  • SGA President
  • SPA President
  • SPA/Student Activities
  • Sodexo
  • Student Union/Event Planning

Duties/ Procedures:

  • Convened by the chair at least once during the summer and fall semesters and otherwise as needed.
  • Plans and coordinates all Family Day activities.  Homecoming Court Committee

Purpose: The Homecoming Court Committee will review each eligible Homecoming application and will follow the application and selection process approved by the President’s Cabinet.  The committee will be appointed by the second Friday of the semester in which Homecoming falls. 

Reports to:  Vice President for Student Affairs

Membership (14):

  • SGA President (non-voting Homecoming Panel Chair)
  • SPA President
  • SGA DEI Council
  • NAACP Appointed by their President
  • Dean’s Council will appoint (2) students who are not associated with large organizations and represent the general student population
  • Faculty members appointed by the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs or Faculty Senate (2)
  • Unclassified Staff member
  • Classified Staff member
  • Alumni appointed by the Alumni Federation (2)
  • Immediate past King
  • Immediate past Queen 

Duties/ Procedures:

Follow the most recently approved procedures. All Panel members must sign a confidentiality agreement prior to the first meeting or access to materials.  CARE Team  AOD Task Force  Discipline Committee (See Section  Social and Community Concerns Committee (See Section Student Organizations Committee (See Section


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1.9 06.01.2018 President’s Office Organizational Chart 6.2018
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