Student Affairs


Student Affairs is a dedicated student-centered team empowering students for a lifetime of success. 


Student Affairs engages students to be active members of the campus community.


The ability to adapt to environments, situations, or changes
The ability to solve problems and demonstrate mastery
Appreciates and values individual differences
Importance of learning is vital
Helping Others
The significance of assisting other people
A firm observance of walking the talk

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2023-2026 Priorities and Strategies

Priority I 
Support the SEM Plan according to identified strategies 
Priority II 
Support the EDGI Plan according to identified strategies
Priority Ill 
Intentional student-focused engagement and collaboration 
Priority IV 
Cultivate a culture of assessment 


Student Affairs departments will outline strategies that align with addressing priorities. Each unit's strategies will be documented within the department plans and cataloged in the Student Affairs Master Plan. 

Student Affairs includes:

Athletics and Recreation 
Campus Police
Child Care
Health and Wellness Services
Office of Diversity Education and Support Services
Residence Life
Student Activities
Student Conduct, CARE Team, and Title IX
Student Success: Advising, Career, and Transfer Services 

Student Affairs Office Staff

Seth Thompson, Vice President of Student Affairs and Senior Diversity Officer
Darese Doskal, Interim Dean of Student Affairs
Barbara Thayer, Assistant to the Vice President of Student Affairs

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