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Student Affairs Realignment

June 28, 2012

To Students, Faculty and Staff:

I am pleased to announce a realignment in our student affairs area. Effective July 1, the Student Life and Student Well-Being units will become part of the Division of Academic Affairs. Glenna Frank Miller will become Assistant Vice President of Student Life and Ellen Gold will become Assistant Vice President of Student Well-Being. The Student Services/Operations unit will become part of the Division of Business and Finance and will remain under the leadership of Assistant Vice President Brian Kulpa. Residential Services, Dining Services, Student Media and the Student Center will continue to report to Assistant Vice President Brian Kulpa. Recreation/Intramurals and Residence Life will now report to Assistant Vice President Brian Kulpa. Campus Life and Diversity & Community Involvement will continue to report to Assistant Vice President Glenna Frank Miller. University Health Services, Counseling & Psychological Services, The Wellness Center, Children’s Institute and Student Conduct & Community Standards will continue to report to Ellen Gold, Assistant Vice President of Student Well-Being. No layoffs will occur as a result of this reorganization.

These moves are part of our continuing effort to improve and streamline operations by linking the full spectrum of student services, from recruitment and enrollment, to their experience in the classroom, to advising, to their experience on campus, in a single operating area. By doing so, a broad application of services can be provided in a way that ensures student needs are fully met in a comprehensive, holistic manner. The new operating structure is similar to that which is in place at many other universities and will offer opportunities to explore how we can better serve our community through booking of special events on campus.

Vice President Bernice Lindke, who has served Eastern with great distinction, will continue to be a resource to support this transition and reorganization until her retirement. I want to personally thank her for her outstanding work and leadership over the years and I know she will be a great source of continued support for our campus and our students in the months ahead until her retirement in early January. The Vice President position will not be refilled upon her retirement. I have great confidence in the leadership of Assistant Vice Presidents Miller, Gold and Kulpa to effectively lead their excellent teams and staff that care so much for our students’ campus experience, their success and their well-being.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Sincerely,
Susan W. Martin

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