UF selects new Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Published: December 18th, 2017

Category: Memos

David W. Parrott, Vice President for Student Affairs

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Heather White as the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, effective in January.

Heather has served as interim Dean of Students since July 2017. During this time, she led the department through extensive organizational and budgetary realignments. She worked with her team to successfully secure more than $600,000 of the Capital Improvement Trust Fund (CITF) allocation for the expansion of the Hitchcock Field and Fork Pantry and jumpstarted a restructuring of the university student medical withdrawal process to an online platform.

Prior to her role as interim Dean of Students, Dr. White led UF’s nationally recognized Career Resource Center for six years, pushing the department forward into innovative and groundbreaking models and programming to enhance career support. She has also worked in Housing and Residence Life and campus activities at Jacksonville University, Valdosta State University, and Mississippi State University.

She has a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from University of North Florida where she focused her research on post-secondary students involved in internships and cooperative learning activities. She holds a Master of Science in Counselor Education, Student Development in High Education from Mississippi State University and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Troy University.

Please join me in congratulating Heather! Feel free to send her a note at HeatherW@dso.ufl.edu.

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