About Us


Interim-Vice President of Student Affairs

Liz Childs


Alexis Palmer

Associate Vice President
Student Life || Dean of Students

Alexis Palmer

  • Accessibility Services
  • Auxiliary Services || Sorenson Center
  • Campus Recreation
  • Housing and Residence Life
  • Intramurals
  • Outdoor Adventure Center
  • Rodeo
  • Spirit Squad
  • Student Clubs
  • Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution
  • Student Health Services
  • Student Leadership and Involvement
  • Student Life and Wellness Center
  • Wellness Programs
  • Volunteer and Service Learning
Michelle Kearns

Associate Vice President
Student Success and Retention

Michelle Kearns

  • Care About Childcare
  • Career Development Center
  • Co-chair Advisement Council
  • Co-chair Center for Global Intercultural Engagement
  • First Year Experience
  • International Student Services
  • Multicultural Student Services
  • Orientation
  • Student Retention
  • Testing Services
  • TRiO Student Support
  • Turning Point
  • University Advising
  • Wee Care Childcare Center
  • Women's Success Center
Andrew Stone

Assistant Vice President
Enrollment Management

Andrew Stone

  • Admissions
  • Financial Aid & Scholarships
  • Graduation || Transfer || Veteran's Services
  • One Stop
  • Registrar

Assistant Vice President
Recruitment || Outreach


  • Center for the Advancement of Leadership (CAL)
  • GEAR Up
  • Prospective Student Services
  • School Community University Partnership
  • Student Affairs Web Services
  • Turning Point/Care About Childcare/Wee Care Center
  • TRiO Pre-College Programs

Assistant Director
Development Student Affairs || Inclusion


  • Development Officer
Kim B

Administrative Support V

Kimberly Barraclough


Mission Statement

Student Affairs collaborates to foster a holistic student-centered experience focused on learning and well-being by providing intentional programs and services to promote student success as well as professional and personal development student success.

Student Affairs is committed to these core VALUES:

Collaboration: Student Affairs proactively seeks opportunities for effective collaboration with internal and external partners.

Student Success: Student Affairs recognizes the unique characteristics of each student and provides opportunities for academic, personal, and professional development. Engaged Learning: Student Affairs supports professional development and experiential learning for students, faculty, and staff.

Support: Student Affairs professionals embrace a safe, personalized, seamless, and intentional philosophy to ensure each student is proactively guided through their educational journey.

Leadership Development: Student Affairs provides opportunities to cultivate quality leadership in students and staff.

Inclusion: Student Affairs cultivates an environment that embraces a broad range of students from a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives.

Innovation: Student Affairs utilizes creativity, technology, data, and best practices to provide exemplary programs and services.

Student Development: Student Affairs values a holistic approach that fosters intellectual, social, physical, and spiritual growth of the student.

Environment: Student Affairs actively promotes a workplace of Respect, Inspiration, Connection, Empowerment, and Safety from employees to students as well as employees to employees.