Missouri Western will welcome the new Vice President for Student Affairs Shana Meyer.
The assistant vice president of student affairs at Fort Hays State University, Meyer is looking forward to starting her new position April 1.
“I know people are there [at Western] for the right reasons and are working to serve the students,” Meyer said. “I’m really looking forward to getting to know the staff and working with them.”
While at Fort Hays, Meyer facilitated a “Student Life Cluster,” which includes Greek and residential life and other non-classroom related activities. Meyer would like to continue that vision at Western.
“I think from the beginning it will be important to really keep building and repairing a strong Student Affairs team,” Meyer said. “I’m interested in developing some different synergies across campus and just working towards a really comprehensive vision for Student Affairs.”
Meyer continued, saying she looks forward to her position as vice president for Student Affairs.
“I would just say that in all of my roles I have been very student-focused and I’m looking forward to working for and with the students as well,” Meyer said.
Student Governor Brian Shewell met Meyer at a student leader luncheon and hopes she will serve as a voice for the students on the administrative level.
“Based on her experience she had talked to us about she has done a lot to advocate for students which is what we were looking for,” Shewell said. “I think of the four, she was a good choice. She was a really good choice for the position.”