Elizabeth M. Okuma, Vice President and Dean of Students
B.S., Bowling Green State University;
M.Ed., University of Georgia;
Ph.D., Colorado State University

Shelley Gordon, Administrative Assistant
B.A., Hiram College

The primary goal of the Student Life Division is to know and understand students and to address student learning and living needs. Through direct student contact, staff members engage with, challenge and support students on their journey toward graduation.

Under the leadership of the vice president and dean of students, the division is responsible for student academic support services, campus activities and involvement, campus safety, career and internship services, citizenship education, commuter and transfer student services, counseling, health and disability services, campus emergency response services, ethnic diversity affairs, family/parent communications, first year programs (e.g. orientation, Institute Days), senior celebration planning, Greek clubs, housing and residential education, international student services, leadership and mentor programs, retention initiatives, student event planning and welcome center services.

Additional Student Life Information and Policies can be found in the Student Handbook.