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Division Welcomes Two New Members to Leadership Team

The Division of Student Life is delighted to announce the appointment of two members of the Student Life leadership team.

Dr. Jill Zambito has been appointed Assistant Vice Chancellor for the Division of Student Life.

Jill most recently served as the Director of Student Involvement and Leadership Development at Northern Illinois University.  Prior to this position, she served as the Director of Off-Campus and Non-Traditional Student Services from 2007-2011.  She previously worked at North Central College as the Director of Student Activities and Orientation (2003-2007).  She thoroughly enjoys her work with the diverse and unique student populations that she and her staff support.  She has a Doctorate of Education from Northern Illinois University, a Master of Science in Education in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Colorado State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communications and Spanish from Baldwin-Wallace College, in Berea, Ohio.

Jill officially joins the Volunteer family on July 16.


Kelly Rubin has been appointed Associate Dean of Students.

As a first generation college student, Kelly received her Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Southeast Missouri State University and her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Immaculata University. Kelly has dedicated the past eight years working in Higher Education, placing a focus on supporting students in need of mental health and substance use disorder services. As a licensed professional counselor, she spent over six years working in counseling and psychological services at Florida Gulf Coast University where she provided direct clinical services, outreach and prevention education, filled the role of supervisor to graduate level interns and served as an adjunct faculty member.

Kelly most recently worked at Radford University where she served as the Director of SAVES (Substance Abuse and Violence Education Support services) and as the Director of Student Counseling Services. In these roles, she continued to advocate for students having access to quality clinical services and providing outreach and education to the campus community. Kelly’s professional passion includes building an inclusive support system for students in recovery from substance use disorder – believing all students deserve an equal chance to strive towards academic success in a safe and supportive environment.

Kelly officially joins the Volunteer family on July 2.