and I are very pleased to confirm that we have appointed Kevin Shollenberger as Dean of Student Affairs.
Kevin has served as Associate Dean for nine years in the College/SEAS office of
Student Affairs and he is widely respected by students and staff alike.
Kevin has been
working in the field of Student Affairs for almost 20 years. Before coming to
Columbia, he served as the Director of Leadership
Development at the University of
Hawaii at Manoa (UHM) with an adjunct
faculty appointment in the College of Education teaching leadership studies.
Prior to UHM, he held a variety of positions in the Student Affairs department
at AmericanUniversity. Kevin
currently serves on the international board of the National Coalition Building
Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to training community leaders in
the art of conflict resolution and building inclusive multicultural
communities. He has been an active member in a number of national student
affairs associations and has been a frequent speaker at colleges and
universities across the country.
has enhanced a number of programs and services that support our vibrant
undergraduate student community. He has played a key role in the organization
of our current Offices of Multicultural Affairs, Judicial Affairs and Community
Standards, and Student Group Advising. He has also enhanced our Office of
Residential Programs, significantly increasing opportunities for students
to learn from interaction with each other and with faculty and alumni in the
residence halls. He also led the Office of Student Development and Activities
in enhancing student group advising and creating a comprehensive leadership
development program. In this academic year he has already taken responsibility
for one of the most successful Orientation programs in recent memory, and we are
confident he will continue to contribute to the upgrading of all our student
programs. In appointing Kevin for two years, we ensure that he will be able not
only to maintain the current Student Affairs operation but also to extend its
current programs and resources to the benefit of both students and staff.
Nick Dirks has also appointed Kevin to a Student Affairs role in the Arts and
Sciences where, as Associate Vice President for Undergraduate Student Life, he
will help co-ordinate the services provided to the undergraduate community. For
the day to day Student Affairs operations of the College and SEAS he will
continue to report directly to the deans of the two schools.
is anticipated that Kevin will serve as Dean and Associate VP for approximately
two years, during the transition of the Deans of both SEAS and the College.
When appointed, the new Deans for the schools will initiate a search for the
Austin E. Quigley
Dean of the Fu
of Engineering and Applied