Dr. Royce Money responds to Jared Field’s column headlined "Learning to live without a leader" in the Feb. 2 edition of the Optimist.
I would like to assure Jared Fields and all the ACU students that there is indeed "someone in charge" in the Campus Life area.
Dr. Jeff Arrington is the associate dean of Campus Life and, as such, manages the day-to-day activities of this area. The Campus Life division for this current year still reports through the Provost’soffice.
Dr. Tom Winter, Associate Provost, spends extra time overseeing the Campus Life area until certain vacancies are filled. We are in the process of making significant structural changes in the overall administrative area of the Student Life division.
Currently we are recruiting for a vice president for Student Life position. Also Dr. Arrington is involving Campus Life leadership in active searches for the director of Judicial Affairs, director of Student Multicultural Enrichment, and director of Residence Life Education and Housing. The reorganization of the division is intended to better serve the students of ACU.
I commend the present Campus Life staff for filling in so effectively while we are in this transition.
Dr. Royce Money
President of the University