Over the summer, campus has undergone many changes, and the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) is no exception.
In an email Friday, Dr. Phil Schubert, president of the university, announced two new additions to the SLT and a consolidated Student Life and Enrollment Management division.
After working with outside consulting firm Mindstream, the SLT decided to condense the two divisions into one more “student-centric” division. The new division, Enrollment Management and Student Engagement will be led by Kevin Campbell, who will serve as vice president for enrollment management and student engagement. Chris Riley will retain his same title as vice president of student life but will report to Campbell instead of directly to President Schubert. Both Campbell and Riley will remain on the SLT.
Riley said the decision came in part as an effort to be more student-centric and to better serve students from when they first come in contact with the university all the way through their time on campus.
“We wanted to look more holistically at student experiences, from recruiting all the way to graduation,” Riley said.
As part of the restructuring, ACUPD will report to Steven Holley, who will become vice president and chief business officer of university services. Holley now oversees Finance, Human Resources, Business Services, Operations, Information Technology and ACUPD.
Dr. Jennifer Shewmaker and Wendy Jones will join the SLT to help in implementing the Strategic Plan.
Shewmaker, a professor of psychology, is chair of the new Strategic Plan Steering committee and has been a faculty member since 2002. Jones is the chief human resources officer and Title-IX co-coordinator. She has been at ACU for 17 years.
Over the next few years, Shewmaker will oversee five task forces chaired by various faculty members to implement the goals of the 2016-21 Strategic Plan:
Academic Programs – Dr. Cheryl Bacon and Dr. Brad Crisp, co-chairs
Diversity – Dr. Stephanie Hamm, chair
Educational Innovation – Dr. Gregory Straughn, chair
Experiential Learning – Dr. Stephen Baldridge, chair
Spiritual Formation – Dr. Cliff Barbarick and Dr. Darryl Tippens, co-chairs
“I’m proud of these dedicated colleagues and thankful for their willingness to lead in these important roles,” Schubert said in Friday’s email.