Kevin Shollenberger named vice provost for student affairs

Kevin G. Shollenberger, since 2008 the chief student affairs officer for undergraduates at Columbia University, has been appointed vice provost for student affairs at Johns Hopkins.

Kevin Shollenberger

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He will manage academic services and residential, extracurricular, and other nonacademic aspects of life for more than 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students at the university's Homewood campus.

Shollenberger, who will join Johns Hopkins on July 1, has served in leadership roles at Columbia since 1999. For the past five years, he has been dean of student affairs for Columbia College and the university's School of Engineering and Applied Science. He is also the university's associate vice president for undergraduate student life.

At Johns Hopkins, he will oversee deans of student life and academic services whose staffs handle registration; career advising; housing and dining; student activities; athletics and recreation; health, wellness, and counseling; student jobs; student accounts; and other student-related matters for the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and the Whiting School of Engineering.

The vice provost also convenes student affairs leaders from the university's seven other schools to coordinate efforts and share best practices.

Before becoming dean at Columbia, Shollenberger was senior associate dean for student affairs, associate dean responsible for student development and residential life, and executive director for student development and activities.

He previously directed campus programs for the National Coalition Building Institute, a nonprofit leadership training organization working against racism, prejudice, and discrimination. He began his professional career at American University and the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Shollenberger graduated in 1988 from what is now Arcadia University and in 1989 earned a Master of Education degree in higher education student development from American.

He succeeds Sarah B. Steinberg, who is now chief executive officer of ShalomLearning.