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Vice Chancellor for Student Life Selected

July 15, 2011

To: UMD Campus Community

From: Chancellor Lendley C. Black

Subject: Vice Chancellor for Student Life Selected

I am pleased to announce that Lisa Erwin has accepted the position of Vice Chancellor for Student Life, effective August 15, 2011.

Dr. Erwin is currently the Vice President for Student Development and Enrollment at Bemidji State University in Bemidji, Minnesota, a position she has held for 4 years. She was at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City from 2001-2007, where she held a series of appointments including Associate Dean of Students, Assistant Dean of Students for Information Resources, Director of Student Financial Aid, and Director of the Student Administration System. Prior to that, she was at Fort Hays State University in Kansas, where she was Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, Assistant Dean of Students, Director of Student Development, and Residence Hall Director. She was also a Graduate Assistant in the Office of Student Activities and Services for 1 year at Kansas State University.

Dr. Erwin earned her Ph.D. in Counseling and Student Development from Kansas State University in Manhattan, her M.S. in Counseling with an emphasis in Student Affairs in Higher Education at Fort Hays State University, and her B.A. in Economics from Indiana University in Bloomington.

Dr. Erwin received strong support from across campus, and I hope that you will join me in welcoming her to the UMD community.