Student Affairs looks to add positions to division

The search to fi ll two new positions in the offi ce of Student Activities and Leadership Development is currently underway.
The positions are assistant director of Student Activities and associate director of Leadership Development. Three new positions will also be added in the department of Residential Education and Housing, according to Jim Norfl eet, vice president of Student Affairs.
The department of Residential Education and Housing, or ResEd, used to be known as the offi ce of Residential and Community Development, or ResLife.
According to Tim Asher, director of Student Activities and Leadership Development, the positions are being added because there is a shortage of personnel in the offi ce.
“I believe both student leaders and professional staff in our offi ce have been aware for some time that our human resources were stretched,” Asher said.
Asher said Norfleet asked him last October to submit a vision for the offi ce of Student Activities and Leadership Development, as well as a staffi ng plan to achieve that vision.
Asher and Norfleet worked together on the plan throughout last fall. The official decision to add the new positions was made over the summer at a Board of Trustees meeting as part of the fi rst phase of the Student Affairs transformation.
The search for assistant director is currently underway and the associate director search will begin in October.
Norfl eet said he hopes to fi ll the assistant director position during this semester and the associate director position early in the Spring semester.
He said the search for the ResEd positions will begin in October.
“I am tremendously appreciative of the support I have received from vice president Norfl eet, (College President R. Barbara Gitenstein), (her) cabinet and the Board of Trustees as well as student leaders toward funding additional staff and initiatives on behalf of our offi ce for students,” Asher said.
Norfleet added, “Our goal is to improve the (College) experience by providing more support for student activities, leadership development and residential education and housing.”