Campus Life launches search to fill new position, associate VP for belonging, engagement, and community
Campus Life is launching a nationwide search for a newly created position, associate vice president for belonging, engagement, and community (working title). The position will provide executive leadership for the following areas: Barkley Forum; Belonging and Community Justice (BCJ); Civic and Community Engagement (CCE); Parent and Family Programs; Student Case Management and Intervention Service (SCMIS); Student Conduct; Student Involvement, Leadership, and Transitions (SILT).
The associate VP for belonging will report to Enku Gelaye, senior vice president and dean of Campus Life, and serve on her Executive Leadership Team (ELT). David Clark and Chanel Tanner are co-chairing the search committee.
The new associate VP, as the title suggests, will lead student-facing areas primarily responsible for enhancing students’ sense of belonging at Emory, engagement in university and civic life, and involvement with community and community building.
Creation of the new role continues a strategic realignment that brings closely related Campus Life areas into the same executive portfolio. For example, areas aligned with health and well-being are now led by James Raper, recently named to the new position of associate VP for health and well-being.
“The associate VP for belonging will facilitate closer working partnerships and further increase synergy among the exceptional teams in our new portfolio,” said Gelaye. “The work of these teams is foundational to our students flourishing – and evolving as citizens prepared to, in the words of Emory’s mission, “create, preserve, teach, and apply knowledge in the service of humanity.”
During preparations for the new associate VP position, assistant vice presidents Bridget Guernsey-Riordan and Dona Yarbrough will continue their leadership in their areas. Suzanne Onorato, an assistant vice president who also held responsibilities in these areas, will not return to Emory.