Nominations are now being accepted for the Sue Follon Exemplary Service Award. This prestigious award honors staff in the Division of Student Affairs who are committed to quality and excellence and whose efforts and achievements exceed expectations. Please nominate staff who continually work to carry out the mission of Student Affairs by helping students succeed. More detailed information about the award and the nomination form may be accessed here.
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 Student Affairs Professional Development Committee is pleased to offer our fall conference “Maximizing Effectiveness” on Wednesday, November 19 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Maucker Union. Lyn Redington, Director of Residence Life, will begin at 8 a.m. with a keynote address entitled “Keys to Success.” There will be three concurrent sessions by a variety of UNI faculty and staff from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. To learn more or to register, please visit the Professional Development webpage.
The Student Affairs Diversity Team has announced its next “Insights for Effectiveness” program, “Rise to the Top?” Are you ready to test your ability to rise to the top? This experience will immerse you in the challenges and struggles that many people face on a daily basis. After participating in this session, you will have a better understanding of the role you play in the lives of others. The session is offered on both October 28 and 29 (you need only attend one session).
The CME is hosting three speakers in the coming semester on the 2014-2015 Reaching for Higher Ground theme of Media and Social Media: A Networked Society. Daisy Hernandez, co-editor of the anthology Colonize this: Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism, will present on October 9, 2014 at 7 p.m. in the CME on her recently-released memoir, entitled A Cup of Water under My Bed. On October 16, 2014, Joe Hall, founder of Ghetto Film School, will present at 7 p.m. in the CME. And, Dr.
The Student Affairs Professional Development Committee is offering two learning opportunities in September. Nick Rafanello, Assistant Director of Residence Life, will be presenting “Exploring Student Engagement” on Friday, September 12, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. in the Center for Multicultural Education. Joan Thompson, Health Educator and Victim Services Advocate, and Mark Rowe-Barth, Associate Director of Student Wellness, will be presenting “Violence Prevention and Support: What’s Your Role?” on Friday, September 26, 2014 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.