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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


 

Family Weekend to be held on October 17-19, 2014

Posted on Thursday, September 11th, 2014

On October 17-19, families of UNI students will come to campus to get a snapshot of their students’ new homes.  Each of the academic colleges will be sponsoring tours, picnics and interactive presentations for the students’ and families.  Additional activities include the Family Feast Tailgate at the dining centers, the Tony Award-winning musical “Camelot,” and UNI football versus South Dakota State.  For a full and complete schedule or further information, visit http://www.uni.edu/familyweekend/.  Additionally, you may contact Kristin Woods a

UNI-National Coalition Building Institute launches "Controversial Issues"

Posted on Thursday, September 11th, 2014

In recognition of its 5th year on the UNI Campus, UNI-National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) is launching a new, shorter workshop entitled “Controversial Issues” on October 28, 2014 from 1-5 p.m. The workshop will apply NCBI principles to develop leadership skills to constructively navigate potentially divisive, tough situations and conflicts. I would encourage anyone available to participate. One need not have attended previous NCBI workshops to participate in this one.

Team attends national institute on learning communities

Posted on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

A team comprised of ten UNI faculty and staff participated in the National Institute on Learning Communities at Evergreen State in Olympia, Washington. The goal of the team was to create a multi-year plan for the development of academic learning communities that will provide intentional, integrated and transformational experiences that are student-centered, faculty-led and administratively-supported. Team members consisted of:

- April Chatham-Carpenter, Interim Associate Provost & Dean, Graduate College

- Tony Smothers, Academic Advisor

Retirement reception set for Kathy Green and Christie Kangas

Posted on Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

On May 15 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM, a reception will be held in the Commons Georgian Lounge honoring the retirements of Kathy Green and Christie Kangas. There will be a brief program at 3:30 PM. The reception will provide an opportunity to thank them both for their many years of dedicated service to the UNI community. Please attend if you are able.

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