Inside Iowa State
May 16, 1997
New student affairs VP finalist announcedMark Shanley, dean of student affairs at Truman State University, Kirksville, Mo., has been announced as a finalist for the position of vice president for student affairs.
A previously announced candidate, David Meabon, vice president for student affairs, University of Toledo, Ohio, has withdrawn from consideration.
The new vice president will succeed Tom Thielen, who retired Dec. 31, 1996.
Shanley has been dean of student affairs at Truman State University (formerly Northeast Missouri State University) since 1993. Previously, he served as assistant vice president for student affairs/dean of student development at the University of South Carolina (USC), Columbia, from 1985 to 1993; director of student development at USC from 1982 to 1985; associate dean of student affairs at USC from 1979 to 1982; and director of student activities at Youngstown State University, Ohio, from 1975 to 1979. Shanley has written on affairs related-issues, including the freshman year experience.
He received a B.A. in psychology from the University of Cincinatti, Ohio, in 1973; an M.S.E. in college student personnel administration from Indiana University, Bloomington, in 1974; and an Ed.D. in higher education administration from USC in 1987.
The other finalists for the position of vice president for student affairs are: Linda Kuk, vice president for student affairs, Rochester Institute of Technology, New York; Barbara Hancock Snyder, vice chancellor for student affairs, University of Nebraska, Kearney; Thomas Hill, dean for student services, University of Florida, Gainesville; Randy Hyman, associate vice president for student affairs, Ball State University, Muncie, Ind.; and Edward Whipple, vice president for student affairs, Bowling Green State University, Ohio.
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