National Search for SLU's Next Vice President for Student Development Launches
Saint Louis University has launched a national search for its next Vice President for Student Development. A search committee has been formed to conduct the search.
Doug Williams, a law professor and co-director of the Operational Excellence Program, will chair the search committee. Other members are:
- Jon Baris, Assistant Dean, School of Law
- Christopher Collins, S.J., Assistant to the President for Mission and Identity
- Ruth Evans, President, Faculty Senate
- Maleah Fallahi, President, Student Government Association; Senior, Political Science and American Studies Major
- Kelly Herbolich, Director, Academic Support
- Janet Oberle, Associate Director, Athletics
- Mark Pousson, Assistant Professor, School of Education
- Joe Reyes, Rainbow Alliance President; Honors Learning Community Alumnus; Junior, English and Political Science Major
- Jonathan Smith, Vice President for Diversity and Community Engagement
- Manisha Ford-Thomas, Director, Housing and Residence Life
- Martha Uhlhorn, Trustee
- SGA President-elect (Feb. 25)
The search will be supported by Spelman Johnson, a nationally-recognized, higher education search firm.
The reporting structure for the position is changing. Once hired, the new Vice President for Student Development will report to the Provost, formally integrating the division into the academic structure of the University. The position will continue to serve on the President’s Cabinet and have a direct relationship with the Board of Trustees.
SLU hopes to have a new VP in place on July 1. Until then, Debra Lohe will continue to lead the division as Interim Vice President for Student Development.
News of the search committee and reporting change was announced by the president in a Feb. 20 message to the SLU community.