Office of Student Affairs

Who We Are


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 value our students and want them to excel! 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.


Student Affairs at Nebraska collaborates with campus and community partners to provide safe and inclusive living and learning experiences that inspire students to recognize and achieve their aspirations.

Achieve national distinction and excellence by creating a supportive environment where students thrive. 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)

Linda Major, Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Lauren Gayer, Director of Marketing & Communications

Debbie Hendricks, Executive Secretary

Tonda Humphress, Project Coordinator

Kacey Tegtmeier, Administrative Associate