Office of Student Affairs

Who We Are

Values

These serve as guiding principles in daily operations and interactions.

  • Collaborate
    We initiate campus partnerships that advance student learning, maximize resources and facilitate civic engagement.
  • Connect
    We promote a sense of belonging through our programs, words and behaviors, and model advocacy and social justice in all our actions.
  • Include
    We foster diverse, accessible and caring communities that promote full and equal participation and respect each individual's personal stories.
  • Innovate
    We seek new and creative solutions to challenges facing our campus and community.
  • Lead
    We provide inclusive leadership opportunities that are challenging and rewarding, fostering the development of ethical, responsible, and collaborative leaders.
  • Cultivate
    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.

Mission

As full partners with Academic Affairs, we want students to excel. We provide exceptional services, facilities, and programs to help students be their best. We create transformative experiences that contribute to retention and student success; foster a diverse and inclusive campus community; promote and strengthen students' mental health and well-being; and lead through creative and innovative use of fiscal and human resources.

To be a student-centered, learning-focused unit that cultivates students' meaning and purpose through intentional interactions, engagement and belonging. Vision statement

Strategic Priorities

  1. Create transformative experiences and communities that contribute to retention and student success.
  2. Provide a comprehensive and collaborative approach to student care and well-being.
  3. Promote diversity and inclusion throughout Student Affairs.
  4. Lead through creative and innovative use of fiscal and human resources.

Office of Student Affairs Staff

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)

Charlie Foster, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs (Diversity & Inclusion)

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 & Professional Development

Debbie Hendricks, Executive Secretary

Tonda Humphress, Project Coordinator