President Weinberg has launched the search for Denison’s next Vice President for Student Life with the goal of having the finalist in place by fall 2024.

The college has engaged BeecherHill to conduct this search. 

Search Committee

The members of the search committee include:

  • Search Committee Chair: Raj Bellani, Vice President and Chief of Staff
  • James L. Anderson ’85, Trustee
  • Nicole Ausmer, Senior Associate VP of Student Life
  • Brandon Bianco, Head Soccer Coach; Assistant Professor
  • Holly Breymaier, Executive Assistant, Student Life
  • Sam Cowling, Chair of the Faculty, Chair of Philosophy; Associate Professor of Philosophy
  • Jeryl Hayes ’04, Trustee
  • Jay Jackson ’25, Student
  • Dilnoza Khuseynova ’25, Student
  • Thomas E. Szykowny ’79, Trustee
  • Jeff Thompson, Dean of the Faculty; Professor of Biology
  • Micaela Vivero, Chair and Professor of Studio Art
  • Janine Watkins, Vice President for Talent and Culture and CHRO


The review of candidate applications will be ongoing until the position is successfully filled; however, we strongly encourage the submission of application materials by April 5, 2024, to ensure timely consideration. Finalist campus visits will take place in May, with an anticipated start date in summer 2024.

  • March – April: Candidate recruitment

  • May: Interviews 

  • Summer: Next Vice President for Student Life begins

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