Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education (EdD)

First Advisor

Jeffrey Kane


Literature describing the role of the Vice President for Student Affairs (VPSA) is plentiful, but research studies describing the perceptions of those serving as VPSA with regard to the nature of the position and its changes have proven to be fewer in quantity. This study developed a deeper understanding of the perceived role of the VPSA by exploring how its role is construed by current, experienced VPSAs. Q-Methodology was employed to elicit personal constructs from VPSAs as a means of identifying a set of shared viewpoints about the VPSA role. Background information on the participants was collected and was associated with the model viewpoints, which serve to describe their individual conceptions of the VPSA role.