Division of Student Life News

Final Candidate for VC for Student Life Visits Campus

Vincent Carilli, the final candidate for vice chancellor for student life, will host a public forum from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday, October 2, in the Ray Mears Room of Thompson-Boling Arena. Carilli is vice president for student affairs at the University of Scranton in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Each of the candidates’ public sessions will be recorded and made available on the search website on October 3.

VC for Student Life Candidate Visits Campus

C. Renee Romano, the third of four candidates for vice chancellor for student life, will hold a public forum from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday, October 1, in the Ray Mears Room of Thompson-Boling Arena. Romano is vice chancellor for student affairs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Each of the candidates’ public sessions will be recorded and made available on the search website on October 3.

VC for Student Life Candidate Visits Campus

Daniel Pugh, the second of four candidates for vice chancellor for student life, will hold a public forum from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. on Monday, September 30, in the Ray Mears Room of Thompson-Boling Arena. Pugh is the vice provost for student affairs and dean of students at the University of Arkansas. Each of the candidates’ public sessions will be recorded and made available on the search website on October 3.

VC for Student Life Candidate Visits Campus

Jean Kim, the first of four candidates for vice chancellor for student life, will hold a public forum from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. on Thursday, September 26, in the Ray Mears Room of Thompson-Boling Arena. Kim most recently served as the vice chancellor for student affairs and campus life at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Each of the candidates’ public sessions will be recorded and made available on the search website on October 3.

Search for Vice Chancellor for Student Life

The search for the campus’s new vice chancellor for student life is now under way. This critical position serves on the chancellor’s cabinet and leads the Division of Student Life by engaging, serving, and supporting students throughout their academic careers at the university.

Disability Careers Office Highlighted as Nationwide Model

Almost half of college graduates with disabilities in the U.S. are unemployed. UT is tackling this problem through a one-of-a-kind partnership. The Disability Careers Office, established in 1999 as part of Career Services, links the resources from Career Services and the Office of Disability Services to assist students and alumni who have various disabilities to be competitive in their career search and connect to employers seeking a diverse workforce. The office is being presented as a model for other states at the National Governors Association institute to be held on May 10 in Pittsburgh and May 23 in Seattle.

UT Releases Fraternity and Sorority Life Task Force Findings

A UT task force has released its final report with recommendations about how to improve fraternity and sorority life and culture on campus. Student Life Vice Chancellor Tim Rogers formed the Fraternity and Sorority Life Task Force last fall. Rogers asked the group of alumni, students, faculty, and staff to review fraternity and sorority life on campus and make recommendations for improving a personal sense of responsibility among members and enhancing the chapters’ contributions to campus life.

New Student Health Center Pharmacy to Hold Open House on Tuesday

Ashley Young, left, and Pharmacist Peyton Roberts

Join the campus in celebrating the opening of the new Student Health Center Pharmacy on Tuesday, February 5. The event will introduce services to the campus community. The facility is a big benefit to students, faculty, and staff, who will no longer need to leave campus to have prescriptions filled.

Office of New Student and Family Programs

IIn support of becoming a Top 25 university, the Division of Student Life is combining the offices of the Parents Association and Student Orientation to create one office to serve students and their families. The Office of New Student and Family Programs will align goals related to ensuring student transitions to UT as well as parental involvement.

Student Life Staff Recognized by Peers

Ashley Blamey

Two staff members from the Division of Student Life have been recognized by their peers and named to leadership positions in professional organizations. Ashley Blamey, director of the SEE Center, has been selected to serve as the first president of the Higher Education Case Managers Association. Frank Cuevas, executive director of University Housing, will co-chair the next Latinos in Higher Education Institute for the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.