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Welcome from the Interim Vice President

Welcome to the Division of Student Affairs and the University of Northern Iowa. We have developed this website and the associated links in an effort to provide timely, accurate and clear information. Whether you are a prospective student, new student, returning student or anyone seeking information about services at UNI, we are hopeful this information can assist you. However, if you are having difficulty finding what you need or would like further assistance to address questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our office. We will do our best to assist you and/or put you in contact with those who can best serve your needs.

Go Panthers!
Jan Hanish
Interim Vice President for Student Affairs

Staff and students pose after assisting in the Family Weekend opening event at GBPAC

Recipients of the Sue Follon Exemplary Service Award at this year’s annual division luncheon from L to R; Dr. Hogan, Cathy Wylam, Lynne Lemert, Kristi Marchesani, and Henderson Thomas

TC and TK assist Rialto Cook, Nancy Klodt as she prepares pancakes for guests as part of an alumni breakfast at Homecoming

President Bill Ruud addresses graduates at the 2015 fall commencement

Dr. Hogan welcomes Celeste Bembry on stage at the 2016 Student Affairs division luncheon to receive Helping Students Succeed award

The staff at Piazza pose with decorations as part of 2015's Halloween celebrations

Students look on as President Ruud speaks at the Rainbow Reception, an annual event to welcome back LGBT* students and their allies

Participants celebrate 2015's American's with Disabilities 25th Anniversary Celebration Walk

Staff and students take the "It's on Us" pledge, part of a national campaign to stop sexual assault

Northern Iowa's intramural football champions Team UNIted recently qualified for nationals in Florida

Soesbe, Woods recognized with Board of Regents Staff Excellence Award

Posted on Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

​The Board of Regents Staff Excellence Award recognizes Professional and Scientific staff from the Regents institutions who have made outstanding professional contributions during their careers. Award recipients are recognized not only the university, but also by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa. Congratulations to two of our colleagues in Student Affairs who were among the three UNI awardees: Heather Soesbe, Associate Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships and Kristin Woods, Assistant Dean of Students.

Campus colleagues recognized with "Helping Students Succeed" Award

Posted on Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

The Helping Students Succeed Award acknowledges key partners in other divisions of the University who have contribued to the success of students through collaboration with Student Affairs. Thank you and congratulations to this year's outstanding honorees: Jan Hanish, Assistant Vice President of Administration and Financial Services; Deirdre Heistad, Director of the Liberal Arts Core; Inez Murtha, Director of the Academic Learning Center; and Jean Neibauer, Director of Academic Advising.

Student Affairs staff recognizes with Sue Follon Exemplary Service Award

Posted on Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Established in 1992, the Sue Follon Exemplary Service Award is intended to recognize individuals who emulate the former division vice president. The criteria employed to determine the recipients of the award are: committed to students and the mission of Student Affairs, exceeds expectations, has made continued and sustained contributions to students and/or staff, exhibits a positive influence in the work place, and demonstrates excellence in the performance of responsibilities.

RA Conference celebrates 25 years

Posted on Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

The 25th Anniversary of the annual UNI RA Conference was celebrated January 23-25, 2015 by taking guests “Back to the Future.” This year’s conference included 553 students from 50 colleges and universities in Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Following an evening of fun at the WRC, guests were treated Saturday morning to keynote speaker James Robilotta. Students then participated sessions throughout the day centering on leadership and community building. The day ended with dinner, an awards ceremony and a dance.

Nominations sought for Student Leadership Awards

Posted on Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

The Office of the Dean of Students and the Student Involvement Center are accepting nominations for the annual student leadership awards. Students may be nominated for the Emerging Leader of the Year Award, Outstanding Student Leader Award, the Servant Leadership Award and the Lux Service Award. Student organizations and programs can be nominated for Student Organization of the Year and Program of distinction. Student organization advisors can be nominated for the Student Organization Advisor of the Year Award.

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