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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


 

Marian Wright Edelman gives audience context for plight of children in poverty

Posted on Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

The Center for Multicultural Education hosted Marian Wright Edelman, who is known as the "greatest child advocate in the world," October 14.  Her presentation included success stories that are having a positive impact on children in poverty. Edelman's visit is part of campus-wide initiative "Reaching for Higher Ground: Community after 9/11."

For more information on the Edelman presentation, link here.

Explore career in student affairs at M.A.E. Preview Day, November 11

Posted on Thursday, October 13th, 2011

The Postsecondary Education: Student Affairs M.A.E. Program, in collaboration with the Division of Student Affairs, will host the Second Annual Fall Preview Day on Friday, November 11, 2011.  Individuals interested in learning more about the program and the Division of Student Affairs are invited to register for this event.

Foundations of Excellence (FoE) Transfer Focus self-study is complete

Posted on Thursday, October 6th, 2011

With approximately one-third of new students entering the university as transfer students each year, this study has been both necessary and enlightening.  The study, which began in the fall of 2009, was conducted by nine dimension review committees comprised of 79 faculty, staff and students. 

 

The final report can be viewed here.

New name - Coordinating Council on Disability Accommodations has become the Disability Advisory and Advocacy Committee

Posted on Thursday, October 6th, 2011

President Allen has recently approved some changes to the former CCSA.  The new committee will be composed of 17 members, representing all colleges and those units directly involved in addressing disability issues.  Special Education Professor Deb Gallagher has been appointed chair.  The committee will be responsible for advising the President’s Cabinet on matters related to campus accessibility and the provision of disability services to student, faculty and staff and, more specifically, advising the departments of Student Disability Services and Human Resource Services on disability-relat

Student debt is down at UNI

Posted on Thursday, October 6th, 2011

According to Joyce Morrow, Director of Financial Aid, our official undergraduate student loan indebtedness went down from $25,735 to $25,523. This is a $212 reduction!  Reductions like this are rare, so this is a true reason to celebrate.

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