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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


UNI strengthens ties to Brazil

Posted on Monday, June 13th, 2011


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.


Dan Schofield earns Admissions Professional of the Year Award (with photo)

Posted on Sunday, June 5th, 2011

Dan Schofield has been honored as College Admissions Professional of the Year by the Iowa Association for College Admissions Counseling (Iowa ACAC) at the group’s 2011 Spring Conference.  Six college admissions counselors are nominated each year; an on-line voting process involving the statewide membership selects the winner.


Watson, Rudy and Haselhuhn earn the University of Northern Iowa Lux Service Award

Posted on Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

The University of Northern Iowa Lux Service Award is presented annually to those undergraduate students who best represent the ideal of service to the University community.  The 2011 recipients are Darion Watson, Jacob Rudy and Adam Haselhuhn.


The honor is conferred in the spirit of keeping the light of service to others burning bright at UNI. The name of the award - Lux - is from the University's official seal that features a burning lamp of knowledge and the Latin word for light.



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