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Nagel promoted to associate VP of student affairs

Oct. 7, 2010

KALAMAZOO--Dr. Suzie Nagel, associate dean of students at Western Michigan University, has been promoted to associate vice president for student affairs.

Photo of Dr. Suzie Nagel."The appointment, effective Sept. 21, is pending approval of the WMU Board of Trustees. Nagel will retain her current duties in the Division of Student Affairs, including serving as interim director of the University Testing and Counseling Center until a full-time director is appointed. In addition, she also will now oversee the student affairs team focused on student leadership, engagement and interculturalism.

"Dr. Nagel's background includes expertise in student learning and development, student conduct, early intervention teams, and residential life. She is known throughout the campus community for her compassionate, sensitive responses to students and their families," said Dr. Diane Anderson, WMU vice president for student affairs, in announcing the appointment.

"She is a proven leader who effectively addresses the needs and concerns of our students, their parents, faculty and staff members, student organizations and external constituents. Dr. Nagel's promotion is a reflection of the broader responsibilities she consistently takes on and an affirmation of the outstanding way she fulfills all of those responsibilities."

Nagel came to the University and the Division of Student Affairs in 1997 as judicial affairs assistant in the Office of Student Conduct. She was elevated to director of that office in 1998, and to associate dean of students in 2002.

In her new role, she will continue to oversee the Office of Student Conduct, Student Activities and Leadership Programs, Parent and Family Programs, the campuswide Early Intervention Team that works with students in crisis, and the University Counseling and Testing Center.

Nagel earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from Valparaiso University, a master's degree in college student personnel services from Miami University and a doctoral degree in higher education leadership from WMU.

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Media contact: Jeanne Baron, (269) 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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