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Meet Debra Merchant, the Vice President for Student Affairs

The mission of Student Affairs is to create a campus environment and student experience that attracts and supports students who have diverse backgrounds & abilities and to empower them to reach their full potential.  Utilizing the power of core university values in a rich learning environment, the UC student experience transforms students' lives.

Debra Merchant
Vice President of Student Affairs & Services



Dean of Student Search

The following candidates will be interviewing for the Dean of Students position and holding open forums from 2:15-3:15 on the dates noted below.




Donna Hight
Chief Student Life & Retention Officer& Assistant Director for the Regional Campus, Ohio State University-Mansfield

August 4

620 University Pavilion

Gary Crosby
Assistant Vice President for Student Life, Jackson State University

August 5

320 University Pavilion

Denine Rocco
Associate Vice President & Dean of Students, University of Akron

August 6

425 TUC

Jason Casares
Associate Dean of Students and Director of Student Ethics, Indiana University

August 8

620 University Pavilion

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