The Division of Student Affairs is comprised of 17 departments, about 100 professional staff, and over 250 paraprofessional staff who provide programs and services that are outside of the classroom setting, but designed to complete the educational mission of WCU and contribute to the overall growth and development of our students.
West Chester University Student Affairs will be nationally respected among public universities for its excellence in achieving inclusivity while creating transformative experiences for every student that inspire life-long discovery and positive action.
West Chester University Division of Student Affairs is a community of educators who design and facilitate co-curricular experiences to develop students’ personal, professional, and intellectual talents, preparing them to learn, lead, and serve.
We value an outcomes-based, socially and fiscally responsible environment in which integrity, open communication, and assessment demonstrate the impact of our work.
We value mutually beneficial partnerships, both within and outside of the University, to accomplish shared goals.
We value acknowledging and developing the whole individual, supporting their intellectual, emotional, physical, relational, and spiritual needs.
We value acquiring knowledge and skills, fostering healthy behaviors, and clarifying values –both in and out of the classroom.
We value the respect, worth, and dignity of each member of the West Chester University community, fostering equitable access for all, and challenging systems of oppression.
All members of our division were invited to contribute to the development of the strategic plan. Like our work, our strategic plan continues to evolve based on the needs of our division and our stakeholders.
Goal Statement: Develop intentional and varied opportunities for students to engage on campus and within the broader community.
1) Leverage technology/multimedia platforms to engage students, communicate our programs
and services, and provide learning opportunities.
2) Develop stronger mutually beneficial partnerships with our internal and external stakeholders in order to better engage our students in learning opportunities.
Goal Statement: Promote the comprehensive health, wellness, and safety of all students to create a community of care.
1) Provide education, training, and treatment for students regarding healthy living.
2) Provide coaching to students regarding impact of decisions related to health, wellness, and safety to recognize and encourage personal accountability.
Goal Statement: Promote responsible stewardship of human, fiscal, and physical resources needed to achieve success for our departments and to ensure the standards of our profession.
1) Expand existing and establish new funding sources.
2) Provide training and professional development opportunities for staff of all levels (paraprofessional, support, entry, middle, and senior).
3) Engage in long-range planning to ensure sustainability.
Goal Statement: Create an environment that understands, recognizes, and embraces social justice as a primary component of the campus community.
1) Infuse social justice knowledge into the policies, programs, and services to positively
impact campus climate and beyond.
2) Provide professional development for all Student Affairs staff, paraprofessionals, and students on how to understand and think critically about systems of oppression, privilege and equity.
3) Conduct policy and practice reviews to identify and challenge formal and informal systems of oppression that might exist within.
4) Analyze current data to identify salient areas and holes within the campus climate.
Goal Statement: Create an environment of outcome/evidence-based practices and data informed decision making to engage our diverse student population and impact student success.
1) Utilize WCU’s Student Affairs Learning Domains to inform Student Affairs’ programs
and services that contribute to student success from orientation through graduation
2) Utilize data and assessment results for program improvement.
Through our co-curricular programs, students build their knowledge, skills and abilities in the following areas:
These learning domains provide a solid foundation for the student experience and we have intentionally linked our domains to the WCU General Education Learning Outcomes, the WCU President's Toolkit, and the learning frameworks of several professional organizations in higher education.
Dr. Zebulun Davenport, Vice President for Student Affairs
Mr. Terry Beattie, Director of Athletics
Ms. Diane D'Arcangelo, Executive Associate for the Vice President for Student Affairs
Dr. Tony Delgado, Assistant Vice President for Identity, Health, & Wellness
Dr. Sara Hinkle, Assistant Vice President for Administrative Services & Special Projects
Dr. Judy Kawamoto, Assistant Vice President for Student Development
Dr. Gerald Martin, Assistant Vice President for Student Life/Dean of Students
Ms. Amanda Thomas, Executive Director of Assessment and Planning
TBD, Executive Director of Finance
Ms. Kim McCann, Administrative Assistant for the Vice President for Student Affairs and Executive Director of Assessment and Planning
Ms. Shelley Gabries, Administrative Assistant to the Director of Athletics
Ms. Christy Lanshe, Student Assistance and Business Outreach Manager for Identity, Health, & Wellness
Ms. Paige Carey, Administrative Assistant for the Assistant Vice President for Administrative Services & Special Projects and the Assistant Vice President for Student Development
Ms. Trudy Cruice, Executive Associate to the Assistant Vice President for Student Life/Dean of Students