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UI asks Regents to re-establish vice president for student services position
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa will ask the Iowa State Board of
Regents to re-establish the position of vice president for student services.
The UI will also ask the Regents to reclassify current Dean of Students and
Associate Provost Phillip Jones as vice president of student services and
dean of students. The requests will be made when the Regents meet in Iowa
City Feb. 19-20.
UI President Mary Sue Coleman said the change will provide additional advocacy
on behalf of students and will contribute to a greater understanding of and
focus on student life issues. Coleman also said the re-establishment of the
position is a step toward meeting the university's strategic goal of fostering
a high-quality academic environment.
Under the proposal, the units reporting to the vice president for student
services would include: Campus Programs/Student Activities; Career Development
and Cooperative Education; Hancher Auditorium; Counseling Services; the Iowa
Memorial Union; Residence Services; Services for People with Disabilities;
Special Support Services; the Women's Resource and Action Center; Student
Government; Student Judicial Procedures; and Student Services Administration.
Jones currently reports to UI Provost Jon Whitmore. If the Regents approve
the UI's requests, he will report to Coleman.
Jones joined the UI in 1968 as coordinator of the Educational Opportunities
Program. He has served as dean of students since 1983 and associate provost
since 1989. He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois at
Champaign-Urbana and master's and doctorate degrees from the UI.
The position of vice president for student services was last held by Philip
Hubbard. The position was not filled when Hubbard retired in 1990.
The reclassification would be effective Feb. 20, 1997. Jones would receive
an annual salary of $127,000. He is currently paid $121,025.