Kent State’s Division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs Announces Organizational Changes
This correspondence is to update you on a number of organizational changes taking place within the Division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs (EMSA). Each of these changes, I believe, reaffirms the division’s commitment to provide quality services and programs that enhance student learning and student success. The changes also reflect our commitment to “leading with purpose,” an ongoing strategic priority for our division.
Center for Student Involvement/Kent Student Center
Various initiatives throughout the past year have aimed to integrate certain functions and goals of the Center for Student Involvement and the Kent Student Center. This planned transformation has been designed to produce streamlined operations, enhanced facilities/technologies and greater engagement opportunities for students, faculty, staff and university guests. Timeka Rashid, Ph.D., assistant dean of students and director of the Center for Student Involvement, has been promoted to associate dean of students and will have primary responsibility for directing the Kent Student Center/Center for Student Involvement’s renewed, integrated missions. Rashid will continue to report to Shay Little, Ph.D., associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students.
Department of Residence Services
Jill Church has been appointed director, Department of Residence Services, the division’s largest administrative unit. Jill has served in various administrative leadership roles with Residence Services for the past 12 years and most recently served as interim director. The department continues to manage an aggressive, strategic facilities renovation and renewal plan while maintaining primary focus on creating residential communities that support student development and success. Jill will continue to report to me in my position as vice president.
University Health Services
Upon the recent successful completion of an on-site accreditation review by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, the fourth consecutive three-year term of accredited status for University Health Services, I was pleased to announce the appointment of Angela DeJulius, M.D., as director, University Health Services. DeJulius, a board-certified family medicine physician, has served as University Health Services’ interim director/chief university physician for the past year and will now lead ongoing departmental efforts to provide quality healthcare services to the university community and enhanced cross-divisional collaborations involving health and wellness.
Student Accessibility Services
Amy Quillin, Ph.D., has assumed the role of director, Student Accessibility Services (SAS), after having served as senior associate director in the Student Accessibility Services for the past two years. Quillin’s prior administrative experience at Kent State University includes leadership roles in Residence Services and the Career Services Center. In serving the needs of approximately 1,000 SAS-registered students annually, Quillin and her staff strive to foster an educational community that is fully accessible and seamlessly inclusive of people with disabilities. Both DeJulius and Quillin will report to John Gosky, Ph.D., associate vice president-administration.
Office of the University Registrar
The university has identified a number of registrar-specific projects that will require concentrated attention and effort to reach completion. Toward that end, we have recently asked Glenn Davis to apply his professional expertise to address the assorted tasks, and he has accepted. In his new assignment as assistant vice president for enrollment management, Glenn will work closely with David Garcia, associate vice president for enrollment management.
To fill the administrative role of university registrar, Gail Rebeta, current associate university registrar, has been appointed to serve as interim registrar and will report to Associate Vice President Garcia. A national search will be conducted to fill the university registrar position.
Office of the Vice President
An earlier change that many, though not all, may be aware of is the transfer of Donna Carlton from the Center for Student Involvement to the Office of the Vice President. As special coordinator, student affairs, Donna is supporting various EMSA development initiatives and coordinating special events including the engagement of student leader alumni, the formation of a parent association, and targeted outreach activities with the local community. Donna will also continue in her longstanding role of administrative liaison with Undergraduate Student Government.
All of the above noted appointments, with the exception of Dr. Rashid’s, which was effective May 1, and Donna Carlton’s on Feb. 1, are effective July 1, 2013. Please join me in congratulating Timeka, Jill, Angela, Amy, Glenn, Gail, and Donna as they undertake their important new leadership roles at Kent State University.
Have a safe, relaxing and rewarding summer!
Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs