Melissa Shivers, associate vice chancellor for student life and dean of students, has been named the next vice president for student life at the University of Iowa.
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As Vols, we take pride in creating a culture that respects every member of our community. The university upholds ten principles of civility and community: respect, dialogue, collegiality, inclusivity, knowledge, integrity, learning, awareness, diversity, and response.
It’s the beginning of another great academic year, and I wanted to make sure you are aware of the many initiatives the Office of the Dean of Students has launched to connect with you throughout the year.
As a commitment to celebrating and supporting UT’s outstanding students, the Courage to Climb award seeks to recognize those who show promise in the areas of research, community service, promotion of civility and inclusion, leadership development, and/or campus involvement.
Celebrate the contributions made by UT’s female students, staff and faculty by participating in Women’s History Month events. The Commission for Women is hosting Women in Art: Gallery Showing and Celebration, a showcase of UT women artists and Women in STEM: Arachnology at UT lecture. The Women’s Empowerment Summit is Saturday, March 7. A lecture about career journeys of successful women leaders given by feminist psychologist Ruth Fassinger is Monday, March 23.
Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek has announced administrative changes to continue the university’s focus on becoming a Top 25 public research university and to prepare for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools re-accreditation review in 2015.