Office of Student Development

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Office of Student Development
Knapp 237A

Vice President for Student Development
Dr. Anne Hopkins Gross

Sherry Thorington


The Division of Student Development provides the leadership and vision to create a purposeful campus community. Our motto of “Putting Students First” fosters a broad array of services that enhance student learning and personal growth. It is our intent to have students become engaged citizens of the campus community … and of a diverse world.

Student Development staff works to build an environment that is supportive and inclusive. Staff is accessible, caring and available to assist students and to ensure an overall student life experience. It is our goal to help students whenever necessary with transition, adjustment and/or college life issues as they arise. In doing this, we work to create a caring community that values students and their safety, offers strong personal support and provides quality student services that make a difference in the overall maturation of an individual.

The Student Development offices include over 50 professional and clerical staff, 70 para-professional staff and over 150 student staff. Each of these dedicated individuals works within one of 14 student service areas.