Forums slated for associate vice president of student engagement finalists

By Steve Nakata, Division of Student Affairs

A series of WSU community forums are set for March 19-29 with finalists for the associate vice president for student engagement position in the Division of Student Affairs.

The finalists were selected following a comprehensive national search and interview process. Each candidate will visit WSU for two days to meet with students, faculty, staff and administrators.

The candidates will have two open forums during their visits. The forum for WSU faculty and staff will occur 3:10-4:30 p.m. and will be live-streamed. The candidates will present on “Student Engagement at a Top 25 University.” The forum for students will take place 12:15-1:30 p.m.

The open forum dates and locations for each finalist are available at Names, biographies and curriculum vitae will be available on this website two days prior to their campus visit.

This position will report directly to Mary Jo Gonzales, vice president for Student Affairs.

The associate vice president for student engagement will be an advocate for all students and create strategies for a more holistic environment for students to thrive. The new associate vice president will:

  • Forge stronger partnerships across the division and the university community to foster a transformational student experience.
  • Provide a highly visible champion for students.
  • Inspire the student engagement team for the future.
  • Oversee the Office of Access, Equity & Achievement, Health & Wellness Services, and Student Involvement/Leadership.

More information about the position’s duties are found on the Student Affairs website.



Sharaé Randall, executive director of marketing and communications, Division of Student Affairs, 509-335-0046, sharaé

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