"The Future of Student Affairs" was a strategic-action process designed to create a roadmap for how we maximize our talents and resources to support, serve and educate students and promote a culture of lifelong learning throughout the division.
The process, which occurred in Academic Year 2016-17, was initiated just as the university's leadership began planning for transitions to a new president and provost. Over the past year two years, our division has experienced significant transitions of its own. In Fall of 2017, Student Affairs welcomed a new leader, Vice Provost Susie Brubaker-Cole. Building on "The Future of Student Affairs" work, we have identified our priorities for the coming years in "Our Most Important Work."
It was clear from the beginning of the Future of Student Affairs process that the division needed to develop more robust leadership tiers within the division. In many cases, this leadership tier was in place, but the goal was to strengthen and develop this group and bring people from our varied departments together to work on issues of common concern.
Facilitated by Margaret Dyer-Chamberlain, Associate Vice Provost for Administration, and Jenn Calvert, Associate Dean in Residential Education, the Leadership Cabinet met regularly starting in the summer of 2016. Its primary roles were to:
The Future of Student Affairs Leadership Cabinet Members were:
Teri Adams, Managing Director of the Office of Accessible Education
Brett Alpert, Director of Career Ventures, BEAM, Stanford Career Education
Jan Barker Alexander, Interim Assistant Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Chair of Community Centers
Koren Bakkegard, Associate Dean, Residential Education
Shalini Bhutani, Director, Bechtel International Center
Karen Biestman, Director, Native American Cultural Center, (2016-17 academic year)
Dereca Blackmon, Interim Associate Dean and Director of the Diversity and First-Gen Office and Special Adviser to the Vice Provost for Student Affairs for Diversity Initiatives.
Nate Boswell, Associate Dean of the Row and Independent Living, Residential Education
Jenn Calvert, Associate Dean, Residential Education
Ralph Castro, Director, Office of Alcohol Policy and Education
TJ Fletcher, Director of Student Financial Services
Ken Hsu, Director, Graduate Life Office
Robyn Tepper, Director of Medical Services, Vaden Health Center
Danielle Wood, Director of Career Catalysts, BEAM, Stanford Career Education