Shippensburg University President Charles Patterson announced on Thursday June 9 the appointment of Lorie Davis as the interim associate vice president for Student Affairs, following the retirement of Barry McClanahan.
“Lorie has been serving as the dean of students for the past year and has demonstrated considerable expertise and positive impacts in this role,” Patterson said.
Davis first came to Shippensburg in 2006 and has devoted 16 years to the campus and the community, according to Patterson. She has served as the director of Alumni Career Services and Outreach, executive director of the Career Mentoring and Professional Development Center, chief of staff and dean of students.
“Over the course of her career, Lorie has been a strong advocate for students, built partnerships and community across campus constituents, and collaborated in a respectful and inclusive manner. Lorie brings to the position extensive experience in housing and residence life, formal training in crisis management, and has previously served as a contributing member of Ship’s Executive Management Team,” Patterson said.
The Office of Student Affairs staff handle campus services and programs that support the learning experience for students, provide an environment for student development and pursue social justice.
Shippensburg University is considered a “student-centered” campus, and the Office of Student Affairs ensures that value is upheld. Student Affairs’ staff members also uphold organizational values of learning, teamwork, innovation, collaboration and community.
Davis will officially assume the position on July 1. If any students have questions or feedback about Shippensburg University and student affairs, they can contact the Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.