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Division of Student Affairs

Welcome from the Vice President

Paula KnudsonWelcome to the Division of Student Affairs at UNI!  We provide connections and resources for students to be successful on their educational journey.  We aspire to develop partnerships that build a welcoming, equitable and engaging environment, and connect in-the-classroom learning with out-of-classroom opportunities.  By collaborating with others across the campus community, we challenge students to grow to their full potential.  Join us on this journey as we contribute to the development of students to become better leaders of today and better citizens of tomorrow. 

Please let us know how we can do better at our shared goals for student success.  Departments in Student Affairs include:

  • Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Career Services
  • Center for Multicultural Education
  • Dean of Students
  • Health and Recreation Services
  • Residence
  • Student Life & Event Services
  • Student Success & Retention

In partnership,  

Paula Knudson, Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs


 

Woods promoted to assistant dean of students

Posted on Friday, December 14th, 2012

Dean of Students Leslie Williams has announced that Kristin Woods has been promoted to Assistant Dean of Students for New Student Programs.  Kristin’s work at the university in the areas of first year experience and retention has been unquestionably significant.  She has partnered with Academic Affairs to create new retention efforts, support the development of the Cornerstone program, and improve orientation for new students.  

Division luncheon set for January 10, 2013

Posted on Friday, December 14th, 2012

The division has a celebratory tradition of expressing appreciation to staff for their service and accomplishments at an annual recognition luncheon.  The next luncheon will be held on January 10, 2013, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Old Central Ballroom of Maucker Union.  Dr. Debra Derr, President of North Iowa Area Community College, will speak to staff about the importance of their roles in helping students succeed.  Staff will be recognized for their milestone years of service, and recipients of the Sue Follon Exemplary Service Award will be announced at this time.

LGBT activists provide awareness at UNI

Posted on Thursday, November 29th, 2012

NOH8 (No Hate) Campaign is a photographic silent protest which resulted from the Proposition 8 passed in California amending the state Constitution ban same-sex marriage. Photos feature subjects with duct tape over their mouths symbolizing their voices being silenced. The University of Northern Iowa, UNI Proud, ONE Iowa, UNI Feminist Action League,  and the Northern Iowa Democrats are joining together to provide a free NOH8 photo shoot at UNI. The photo shoot is set for December 6th from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in the Maucker Union Ballrooms.

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