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FSU names VP of student affairs

December 16, 2013
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FSU names VP of student affairs
Jeanine Ward-Roof. Courtesy Ferris State University

Ferris State University has named a vice president of student affairs from a major public university in Florida.

Jeanine Ward-Roof will begin the position on Feb. 17.

Ward-Roof will be responsible for a $3.5-million budget at FSU and more than 50 staff.

She will give leadership to many of FSU’s departments, including enrollment services and student life.

Ward-Roof has held this same position for seven years at Florida State University.

Previously, Ward-Roof spent 16 years in various roles at Clemson University, eventually becoming director of student development services.

“She will be a wonderful advocate for our students and a strong leader for our student recruitment and student development programs,” said FSU President David Eisler. “Her breadth of experience and success in student affairs at nationally recognized institutions, coupled with her research and teaching accomplishments, will serve Ferris well. We are delighted she is joining our leadership team.”

Ward-Roof holds a bachelor’s degree in communication from Ohio University, a master’s degree in college student personnel from Bowling Green State University and a doctor of philosophy in educational leadership from Clemson University.

She will be replacing interim VP Donald Flickinger, after Daniel Burcham announced his retirement from the position in March.

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