Since starting my new position in January, I have consulted with a number of colleagues within the division and across campus to learn more about opportunities for improving our service to students, staff, and university-wide constituents. I am announcing several changes within the Division of Student Life, which will take effect on June 1, 2014.
Dean of Students Maxine Davis will assume a new role as assistant vice chancellor for Student Life and oversee the Center for Health Education and Wellness, Office of Disability Services, Student Conduct and Community Standards, Student Counseling Center, and Student Health Center.
Assistant Vice Chancellor Melissa Shivers will become the associate vice chancellor for Student Life and dean of students. She will oversee Career Services, the Center for Leadership and Service, New Student and Family Programs, Sorority and Fraternity Life, the Center for Student Engagement, Student Government, and the Office of Student Media.
Housing Executive Director Frank Cuevas will be the assistant vice chancellor for Student Life and executive director of University Housing. Along with housing, Cuevas will oversee the University Center and RecSports. Director of Administrative Services Mark Alexander will become the assistant vice chancellor for Student Life and continue his oversight of our budget, emergency preparedness, facilities planning, personnel, and technology.
We are also renaming two critical student service centers to better reflect their mission and central role in supporting our students. The Safety, Environment, and Education Center will become the Center for Health Education and Wellness and add a health educator to its staff. The Student Activities Office will become the Center for Student Engagement and add an assistant director who works with student organizations and advisors.
It is an exciting time of change and renewal within the Division of Student Life. I look forward to the future and working closely with our colleagues across campus to support our students’ well-being, engagement, and overall success.