Four finalists named for CU-Boulder dean of students

April 16, 2012 •

Four finalists have been named for the position of associate vice chancellor for student affairs and dean of students at the University of Colorado Boulder, according to Dr. Donald Misch, assistant vice chancellor for health and wellness and chair of the search committee.

“The search committee was very pleased to receive over 100 applications from professionals throughout a wide geographic distribution,” Misch said. “We found it to be a very strong pool of candidates and our four finalists all have a wealth of student affairs experience.”

The finalists for the position are Pamela D. Anthony, assistant dean of students at Georgia State University; Christina M. Gonzales, associate dean of students at the University of California, Berkeley; Terry C. Mena, associate dean of students at Florida Atlantic University; and Michael Russel, executive director for student affairs administration at Texas Christian University. 

Open forums with all four finalists will be held during campus visits beginning April 23. The post is expected to be filled by July 1.

An open forum will be held with Anthony on Friday, April 27, from 11-11:45 a.m. in the Center for Community in room S350. An open forum with Anthony for students will be held in the Wardenburg Health Center Solarium from 1:30–2:15 p.m.  Anthony is the assistant dean of students at Georgia State University, an urban research institution of more than 30,000 students located in downtown Atlanta. Anthony received a B.S. from James Madison University, a M.Ed. from the University of Georgia and a Ph.D. from Georgia State University.

An open forum will be held with Gonzales on Monday, April 23, from 11-11:45 a.m. in the Wardenburg Health Center Solarium. An open forum with Gonzales for students will be held in the Wardenburg Health Center Solarium from 1:30–2:15 p.m. Gonzales is associate dean of students at the University of California, Berkeley, where she concurrently holds the role of acting director for student conduct. She holds a B.S. in history from Western New Mexico University and a master’s degree in educational management and development from New Mexico State University. 

An open forum will be held with Mena on Thursday, April 26, from 11-11:45 a.m. in the Wardenburg Health Center Solarium. An open forum with Mena for students will be held in the Wardenburg Health Center Solarium from 1:30–2:15 p.m. Mena is associate dean of students at Florida Atlantic University and an adjunct instructor with the department of Freshman Academic Services. Mena received a B.S. in criminal justice with a minor in Latino/a, Latin American and Caribbean Studies from Northeastern University, a M.A. degree in student personnel administration from Columbia University Teacher’s College and is a Ph.D. candidate in the Higher Education Leadership program at Florida Atlantic University.

An open forum with Russel will be held on Monday, April 30, from 11-11:45 a.m. in Regent Administrative Center room 302. An open forum with Russel for students will be held in the Wardenburg Health Center Solarium from 1:30–2:15 p.m.  Russel is executive director for student affairs administration at Texas Christian University. He holds a B.S. in psychology from Colorado State University, a M.Ed. from the University of Vermont and an MBA and Ph.D. in education from Texas Christian University.

A schedule of the open forums with links to download the cover letter and CV for each candidate is available at http://tinyurl.com/CU-Boulder-DOS-Candidates.

Karen Raforth has been serving as the interim associate vice chancellor for student affairs and dean of students and will return to her position as director of Counseling and Psychological Services this summer.

Contact:
Dr. Donald Misch, 303-492-0025
Malinda Miller-Huey, CU media relations, 303-492-311

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