Student Life restructures leadership team, names two new deans

Photo of first generation students standing on main campus

The office of Student Life has recently seen some structural changes. A new leadership team includes Chris O’Connor and Kellie Nothstine, who have been named dean for student involvement and dean of campus life, respectively.

The new structure will allow deans to be innovative with programming and education efforts. As dean for student involvement, O’Connor will oversee direction of campus clubs, Greek life, campus recreation and intramurals. Nothstine, who will continue to investigate Title IX issues on campus and educate students and staff, will oversee residence life and housing services. She will also supervise student conduct, which will now be known as “community standards.”

Student Life will soon start a mentoring program for first-generation college students with the help of Michelle Perez, the associate vice president for student success. After  inviting consultants to examine the on-campus experience and suggest improvements to hall programs, events and policies, Campbell also hopes to establish residential learning communities, also known as living-learning communities, by the fall of 2019.