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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


 

Students recognized for outstanding service and leadership at the 2015 Student Leadership Awards Ceremony

Posted on Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

The 2015 Student Leadership Awards Ceremony was held on April 21 in the Maucker Union Ballroom. The reception recognized student leaders from across campus through the Drake Martin Gold Star Awards, the Emerging Leader of the Year Award, Student Organization of the Year Award, and Student Organization Program of Distinction Awards, Additionally, the Dean of Students recognized various students with Dean of Students Citations. The Office of the Dean of Students also recognized graduation senior for their outstanding service and leadership.

Student Affairs staff, students to serve on new Community Engagement Council

Posted on Friday, May 15th, 2015

President Ruud and the Executive Management Team recently approved the formation of a new campus-wide Community Engagement Council. The group will provide leadership, coordination and advocacy to achieve the community engagement-related goals of the University. Serving on the Council will be staff appointees from the Student Involvement Center and the Department of Residence; student appointees will represent Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, Northern Iowa Student Government, Residence Hall Association, Student Athlete Advisory Council, and Service and Leadership Council.

Petersen receives NACUFS Midwest Region Distinguished Service Award

Posted on Thursday, April 16th, 2015

The National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) has named Carol Petersen, Director of Dining Services at the University of Northern Iowa as recipient of the 2015 NACUFS Midwest Region Distinguished Service Award. Carol received the award in recognition of her exemplary and enduring contributions to the food service industry and to the association, including her service as a member of the NACUFS Board of Directors and as the President of NACUFS Midwest Region.

Frederick to lead development of student engagement initiative

Posted on Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Bob Frederick, Director of Career Services and Community College Relations, will guide the development of our new student engagement initiative. Work on the project will begin immediately and will involve most units in our division and, ultimately, many others across campus. Thanks to all for participating in the processes that have led us to this point: the division strategic planning effort in 2010; more recent directors retreat and two half-day “concept” sessions with staff from programming units across the division; and the most recent consideration of who should lead the effort.

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