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Radford University Names Vice President for Student Affairs

RADFORD -- Radford University has named Mark G. Shanley as its new vice president for student affairs. He will assume his new post on Aug. 1.

Mark G. ShanleyShanley comes to RU after serving as interim assistant vice president for student affairs at Miami University in Ohio. Previously, he was an associate professor of education and vice president of student affairs and enrollment management at Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights, Ky.; dean of student affairs at Truman State University in Kirksville, Mo; and assistant vice president for student affairs at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. He has also taught courses in higher education administration, student personnel services, and the first year experience.

"We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Shanley to the Radford University family," said President Penelope W. Kyle. "His demonstrated leadership in his previous positions, and his dedication to students make him an excellent choice for the 'student first' education and environment that Radford provides. I am confident that Mark will bring a wonderful new perspective to our student-centered services and activities."

In his new position, Shanley will be responsible for leadership management and administration of all student affairs services and related programs at RU. His areas of responsibility include the Office of the Dean of Students, residential life and housing, co-curricular activities, student health services, counseling services, and a variety of other student support services.

"I am delighted to join Radford University," he said. "Having worked in a variety of institutions, small and large, I intentionally sought the mid-size residential setting of Radford for the next stage of my career. I consider building a vibrant co-curriculum of student activities, programs, services, and facilities as crucial elements in creating welcoming places and experiences for students to engage and succeed. Such an environment represents a competitive advantage to Radford in its efforts to attract and retain high performing students and differentiate itself from other colleges and universities."

Shanley earned a Ph.D. in higher education administration from the University of South Carolina, a master's degree in science education from Indiana University in Bloomington and a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Cincinnati.

June 4, 2010
Jeff Douglas; 540-831-5803

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