With the departure of Jon Buse on November 22, Lyn Redington, Director of Residence Life, will be serving as UNI’s Interim Dean of Students. Lyn will retain her current position, as well as serving in this new role until a new Dean of Students can be hired sometime this summer.
Welcome from the Vice President
Welcome 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
- Student Life & Event Services
- Student Success & Retention
Paula Knudson, Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs
UNI Student Health Clinic Laboratory has met all criteria for renewed accreditation by COLA, a national healthcare accreditation organization. Accreditation is given only to laboratories that apply rigid standards of quality in day-to-day operations, demonstrate continued accuracy in the performance of proficiency testing, and pass a rigorous on-site laboratory survey. In addition to receiving a two-year accreditation, the lab also received the Laboratory Excellence Award. This was given to the UNI Student Health Clinic laboratory for its outstanding performance i
Jon Buse is completing his service to UNI as the Dean of Students in early December. At a farewell reception November 14, staff, faculty, students, former colleagues and alumni gathered to acknowledge the impact he has had at UNI. Jon will continue his career as Dean of Students at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids. An article in the Northern Iowan includes comments from presenters at the farewell event and photos. Good luck, Jon!
Students from the Expo Alternative Learning Center visited campus in early November to explore career paths and experience the college campus setting. Among other activities hosted by Dante Means, Admissions, the group met Mark Rowe-Barth, Substance Abuse and Violence Intervention Services Coordinator in Wellness and Recreation. Mark facilitated a conversation about alcohol and understanding blood alcohol level.
Nan Ambrosy, psychiatric nurse practitioner, has joined the Student Health Clinic team. According to Shelley Matthews, Student Health Clinic director, the addition of a full time professional with psychiatric training enables the medical team to provide more complete care to UNI students. Ambrosy accepts students who are referred by the medical team at the Student Health Clinic and by the counseling team at the Counseling Center.