Lori Reesor, the vice provost for student affairs and dean of students, is leaving IU to take a new position at University of Wisconsin–Madison, which begins July 1.
Reesor has a doctoral degree from the University of Kansas, a master’s degree from Iowa State University and a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater.
She took her current position at IU in 2016 after leaving the University of North Dakota, where she was the vice president for student affairs. Reesor has more than 30 years experience with student affairs at various universities, including the University of Kansas and Wichita State University.
Reesor was one of three finalists for the position of UW–Madison vice chancellor for student affairs, according to a press release from UW–Madison.
The other finalists were Anna Gonzalez, dean of students and chief student affairs officer at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon, and Julie Payne-Kirchmeier, an associate vice president and chief of staff for student affairs at Northwestern University.
“We were looking for someone with a long-term strategic vision on how we best serve students during their time on campus," UW–Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank said in a press release. "Lori impressed us all with her experience and thoughtful comments. I expect her to connect equally well with students and our employees.”
Chuck Carney, IU's director of media relations, said there are discussions going on within the University about how to fill Reesor's position, but few specifics are availble.
"Obviously, we want someone who can continue that relationship with students that Lori had," Carney said. "She was a trusted figure to them."
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