|U of M Names Head of New Directorate of Student Learning and Assessment
For release: September 19, 2007
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Stephanie L. Blaisdell has been named director of Student Learning and Assessment at the University of Memphis. In the new position she will consult on the planning, execution, analysis, and reporting of assessment for departments within the Division of Student Affairs. Blaisdell will also assist Student Affairs departments with development of student learning outcomes and will represent the division in student retention efforts. In addition, she will oversee commencement, honors assembly, and related ceremonies.
Blaisdell had been a consultant for recruitment and retention of women in science, technology, engineering and math since 2005. Before that she was director of Diversity and Women’s Programs at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and directed the Women in Applied Science and Engineering Program in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Arizona State University.
She earned a B.A. degree in psychology from the University of Arizona and a master’s degree in counseling and Ph.D. degree in counseling psychology from Arizona State.The Division of Student Affairs provides services, programs, and activities that build on the University’s academic base. The division strives to consider all aspects of a student’s life at the University, always trying to be mindful of the “whole person” and the role the University can play in a student’s development as an individual, working and living responsibly within a community. The division’s mission statement is “Students Learning through Engagement and Involvement.” The Division of Student Affairs is led by the Vice President for Student Affairs, Dr. Rosie Phillips Bingham. There are two major components of the division – Student Development and Student Life – each led by an assistant vice president.
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