Who We Are
These serve as guiding principles in daily operations and interactions.
We initiate campus partnerships that advance student learning, maximize resources and facilitate civic engagement.
We promote a sense of belonging through our programs, words and behaviors, and model advocacy and social justice in all our actions.
We foster diverse, accessible and caring communities that promote full and equal participation and respect each individual's personal stories.
We seek new and creative solutions to challenges facing our campus and community.
We provide inclusive leadership opportunities that are challenging and rewarding, fostering the development of ethical, responsible, and collaborative leaders.
We nurture their growth, learning and well-being in a campus environment that encourages kindness, offers support, honors compassion, builds relationships and connects faculty, staff, and students.
Connect learning with life.
Through partnerships with campus and external stakeholders, Student Affairs designs and implements purposeful programs, resources, and services to support and enhance the university’s educational mission. Our work cultivates student success through engagement, well-being and a commitment to diversity.
We envision a future where every student stretches their unique strengths through deep and engaged learning while building meaningful relationships to co-create their Nebraska experience. Vision statement
- Create transformative experiences and communities that contribute to retention and student success.
- Provide a comprehensive and collaborative approach to student care and well-being.
- Promote diversity and inclusion throughout Student Affairs.
- Lead through creative and innovative use of fiscal and human resources.
Laurie Bellows, Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Josh Overocker, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs (Operations & Chief of Staff)
Jake Johnson, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs (Student Advocacy & Support)
Tyre McDowell, Jr., Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs (Student Life & Leadership)
Lauren Gayer, Director of Marketing & Communications
Hollie Swanson, Director for Strategic Events & Engagement
Lesley Esters, Director of Assessment & Staff Development
Debbie Hendricks, Executive Secretary
Tonda Humphress, Project Coordinator
Shaney Esparza, Administrative Associate