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
The UNI Jump Start Orientation Program is in its 13th year of providing new students from ethnically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds with a "jump start" on their first year at the university. Jump Start is an extended orientation program that provides students with an opportunity to make a smooth transition to the University.
The Student Affairs Division Technology Committee will reconvene to advise the Vice President for Student Affairs on matters pertaining to the use of technology in the division. The committee will routinely consider the technology needs of each department and of the division as a whole, and recommend ways departments and their staff can work collaboratively to meet those needs.
Following an intense four-month process, the Student Affairs Strategic Plan for 2011-2015 has been approved by President Ben Allen.
Terry Hogan and Fred Silva, recent graduate, represented UNI in a meeting with the Brazilian Ambassador to the United States, Mauro Vieira. The ambassador visited Iowa to explore potential partnership with Iowa Regents’ Institutions on Wednesday, May 18 in Des Moines. The meeting was hosted by the Board of Regents’ President, David Miles and Executive Director Bob Donley.