Student Affairs

Student Affairs

Being stewards of our own cultures requires one critical aspect of leadership: creating space and opportunity for conversation -- for private and public reflection on ourselves and our work. The following represents a "desired way of being" we have for our Division. It is not a mission statement, but rather how we want our existing mission to be realized.

We should all strive to acquire/improve upon social and behavioral patterns that initiate new processes in our lives and those of our students. In this way, we may be indeed interrupt our way of being toward a common goal — the learning, growth and development of both our students and ourselves.


Offices and Units

Resources

Student Affairs Staff

Photo of Artanya Wesley Artanya Wesley

Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Photo of Elizabeth Watson Elizabeth Watson

Assistant Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Photo coming soon Erica Johnson

Student Affairs Executive Assistant

Mission Statement

Maximizing student success, including academic, personal and professional development is the primary goal of the Division of Student Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. In collaboration with students, faculty, staff and others, the Division of Student Affairs promotes student success by creating and enriching the learning environment.

We should all strive to acquire/improve upon social and behavioral patterns that initiate new processes in our lives and those of our students. In this way, we may be indeed interrupt our way of being toward a common goal — the learning, growth and development of both our students and ourselves.

Capacity Building

Our learning enhances student learning. We commit to staff development and providing/support ongoing learning opportunities for all staff.

Amplifying and Championing Others

People are doing great work within our University. We dedicate ourselves to seeking them out, learning deeply about them, and to amplify and champion their work throughout our organization.

Communicating a Larger Story

People hunger to know that their efforts matter. We will connect and communicate how our actions relate to the bigger story of what we're doing and why it matters.

Cultivating Student Success

All students want to be successful. We will work with students to define success for themselves, and to guide them in taking full advantage of UW-Whitewater in realizing their success.

Co-creating Learning Environments

Learning occurs in all areas of the University. We will work across the University to integrate emotional, social, and cognitive aspects of learning into the students experience -- while keeping students involved in shaping learning environments.

Capitalizing on Diversity

Interactional diversity changes lives. We will prompt meaningful interactions across diverse international and domestic backgrounds to support students in their navigation of cross-cultural encounters, and in their own understanding, exploration and development of cultural identity.

Organizational Learning

We will collect and use data/information, while sharing it across the University, to advance UW-Whitewater's strategic priorities.

Creating Space and Opportunity for Conversation

People have creative ideas outside the role they play or department they serve. We will nurture conversations outside each others' niches to develop a mindset of innovation.

Reflective Practitioners

We will ground our work in scholarship and metacognition: the science of how we learn. Transformational change requires more than just doing things differently; it requires thinking about how we think -- increasing the capacity individually and institutionally to think differently.

Location

Student Affairs
Andersen, Suite 2130
UW-Whitewater
800 West Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190

Contact Us

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8AM-4PM
Phone: (262) 472-1051