A message from the VP for Student Affairs

Welcome to spring semester! I hope each of you had a relaxing and restorative break with friends and family. All of us in Student Affairs are excited and ready to help you have a healthy and productive semester.

As you start the New Year and the new semester, here are a few reminders:

For those of you who will be graduating at the end of the semester, don't hesitate to reach out to our Career Center as you plan your next steps after CWRU. Drop-in consulting is available from 11 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Monday through Thursday, in addition to the many resources available on our Career Exploration webpage to help with your career or graduate school search.

There's also a lot happening on campus beyond the classroom. This semester I encourage you to become involved in one of the many activities offered by our dedicated departments and student groups. Explore leadership and service opportunities in areas you're passionate about, cheer on our Spartans, join Greek Life or have some fun at one of the many social events happening throughout the semester. As always, visit our event calendar to see what's coming up.

Finally, take a moment to review important contact information for health, safety and personal support resources on campus:

Again, welcome back. We wish you a safe and successful spring semester.

Sincerely yours,

Louis W. Stark
Vice President for Student Affairs

VP Lou Stark

Lou Stark has served as Vice President for Student Affairs at Case Western Reserve University since July 2013.  Prior to arriving at CWRU, he served as Vice President for Student Affairs at Coe College for 16 years.  Lou also served as Vice President for Student Life at Central College, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs at Tulane University, Associate Dean of Students at Washington University in St. Louis.  He has held a variety of other Student Affairs positions in residence life, Greek affairs, academic advising and admissions. Lou has served as a consultant for Trio Training programs and as a consultant to colleges and universities evaluating student affairs programs, risk management, Greek affairs, and the roles of college student affairs deans.

He received an M.S. in Education in Counseling from Hofstra University, a B.S. in Psychology from Davis and Elkins College and did additional graduate work in higher education administration at Drake University and the University of New Orleans.  He received a certificate in management from the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane.

Lou is past president and a former board member of the Iowa Student Personnel Association.  He served on the board for the National Academy for Leadership and Executive Effectiveness, and has served on the Board of Trustees at Davis and Elkins College from 1988 to 1995.  He served on the NCAA Division III Management Council and served on the President’s Council/Management Council Joint Legislative Steering Committee, the Strategic Planning and Finance Committee, and the Convention-Planning Subcommittee.