Jamison named acting VP for Student Affairs at WSU

PULLMAN – Alton L. Jamison, the associate vice president for educational development for Washington State University, has been named acting vice president for student affairs of the university.

Jamison has filled a variety of roles in the Office of Student Affairs since coming to WSU in 1994.

“I am pleased that Al Jamison has accepted the position of acting vice president for student affairs,” said WSU Provost Robert Bates. “Al brings a wealth of experience at WSU, and he will continue to significantly advance the many programs of student affairs consistent with the university and unit strategic plans.”

“My colleagues in student affairs have for years been doing wonderful work in providing programs and services that foster our students’ learning, growth and development.  Through their efforts, and in collaboration with our partners across campus, I am confident we will continue to create academic and social environments to challenge, engage and support our students and thus provide the best student experience possible,” Jamison said.

Jamison will take over for Charlene Jaeger, who has been vice president for student affairs at WSU since 2001. She has requested and been granted leave for the 2005-2006 academic year.

As associate vice president for educational development, Jamison oversees Student Support Services; the Upward Bound and GEAR-UP programs; the Community Service Learning Center, Career Services and the Student Advising and Learning Center and is a member of the Office of Undergraduate Education. He has been a principal or co-principal investigator for federal grants, receiving $3.3 million in annual funding for recruitment and retention of low-income, first-generation students.

Before coming to WSU, Jamison worked in administrative roles at the University of Colorado, the University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University. Before moving into higher education, he taught at a Navajo reservation in Arizona.

He received bachelor’s degrees from Cal State-Stanislaus and Northeastern Oklahoma State University, a master’s degree in psychology from Northern Arizona University and a doctoral degree in higher education organization and administration from the University of Arizona.

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