Vice Provost for Student Affairs
Dr. Susie Brubaker-Cole became OSU’s Vice Provost for Student Affairs in July 2014, and formerly served as OSU’s Associate Provost for Academic Success and Engagement and Director of Advising since August 2008. Susie completed her master’s and doctoral degrees at Yale University in French literature with a focus on 19th-and 20th-century literature and Francophone literature of sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean. She earned her bachelor’s degrees summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa at the University of Washington in French and Comparative History of Ideas. She has studied at the Université de Paris, IV and the École normale supérieure in Paris. Prior to OSU, Dr. Brubaker-Cole served for eight years at Stanford University as Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education.
The Vice Provost for Student Affairs serves as a member of the executive leadership team of the President and collaborates with others to develop and implement policies concerning student and general university programs, and creates a network to resolve problems and issues confronting students and staff. The Vice Provost represents student services throughout the university and community.
A significant part of the vice provost position involves developing relationships and creating networks that will enhance the quality of life for students while working with students, faculty, and staff to promote the development of a positive campus environment. Because of the wide diversity among the sixteen units within Student Affairs, the Vice Provost provides leadership to create coherence among the various services and initiatives. The major principles that serve, as the common anchor for all Student Affairs services are articulated in CAMPUS COMPACT: A Statement of Vision, Values, and Commitments. The Vice Provost should be accessible to and directly involved in the student leadership community, to the degree that students will become aware of the leadership responsibilities of the role.
In addition to administrative responsibilities, the Vice Provost for Student Affairs is expected to maintain professional vitality, be active in service to the community, and exhibit high-level collaboration and engagement throughout the university.
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