Interim Vice President-Student Affairs

Dr. Tom Burke

Dr. Tom Burke began serving July 1, 2015, as vice president for student affairs on an interim basis.

Burke was previously Executive Assistant to the President for Administration.

He has more than 30 years of experience in higher education, having previously served as associate vice president for student affairs at the University of Georgia; associate director of student life at the University of Alabama; and dean of student life at Middle Tennessee State University.

He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Asheville and a master’s degree and doctorate from Florida State University.

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About the VP-Student Affairs

The vice president for student affairs holds supervisory responsibility for a wide range of activities, programs and services that enhance the quality of life of the university community.

These include:

  • student recruitment
  • admissions
  • orientation and retention
  • records
  • financial aid
  • food services
  • campus housing
  • health services
  • public safety
  • all programs and services that promote student welfare and development:
    • student government
    • student organizations
    • student-faculty relations
    • counseling services
    • drug education and prevention
    • recreational programming
    • student employment and placement
    • cooperative education
    • services for the disabled
    • student discipline
    • many other activities and special services