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Student Life Leadership Team Announcement

I am pleased to announce that the Student Life senior leadership team has been restructured as we strive to continue to meet the needs of our Volunteer community. These changes represent an exciting step for the Division of Student Life as we better position our talented team to achieve our division’s mission, vision, and values.

First, please join me in congratulating Dr. Shea Kidd Houze as she assumes her new role as Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Life and Dean of Students.

Additionally, several temporary reporting lines will now be permanent. RecSports will permanently report to Dr. Jill Zambito, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Life and the Student Union will permanently report to Mark Alexander, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Life.

Finally, please join me in welcoming Chandra Myrick to the senior leadership team. She will assume the role of Assistant Vice Chancellor and Executive Director of University Housing.

These leadership changes are effective September 1, 2020.


Shea Kidd Houze, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Life & Dean of Students

Areas of responsibility: Provides leadership for aligning Division of Student Life goals and priorities with university enrollment, retention and graduation efforts by partnering with Academic Affairs and other campus divisions. Provides oversight and management for the Office of the Dean of Students, Care & Support, Jones Center for Leadership & Service, Center for Student Engagement, Family Engagement, Multicultural Student Life, Pride Center, Sorority & Fraternity Life, Student Government Association, and Student Media.

Jill Zambito, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Life

Areas of responsibility:Provides oversight and management for the Center for Health Education & Wellness, Student Disability Services, Student Conduct & Community Standards, Student Counseling Center, Student Health Center, and RecSports.


Mark Alexander, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Life

Areas of responsibility: Provides oversight and management for Student Life Technology Services, Budget and Finance, Emergency Preparedness, Facilities Planning, HR/Personnel, and the Student Union.


Chandra Myrick, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Life & Executive Director for University Housing

Areas of responsibility: Provides oversight and management for the Office of Assessment & Strategic Initiatives, Student Life Communications, and University Housing.


Our team has demonstrated incredible flexibility and leadership over the past few months as we’ve prepared for an in-person campus experience during the COVID-19 pandemic. I am proud of the creative solutions that Student Life has pursued as we continue to educate, engage, and support our students. Thank you for your continued work, your invaluable contributions, and your commitment to the Volunteer experience.

In the Volunteer spirit,

Frank Cuevas
Vice Chancellor for Student Life