A Message from the VP for Student Affairs

Over the past year, our division and many members of the campus community have been going through the process of selecting a new community engagement platform to help all members of our community connect. I'm excited to announce the selection of CampusGroups as the university's new community engagement platform, which will replace OrgSync on July 1, 2018.

The selection process began in Spring 2017 as a response to significant planned changes to the current engagement platform, OrgSync, as well as a campus-wide desire to be more connected, communicative and collaborative.

Over the last year, Student Affairs has worked to engaged the entire CWRU community in the selection of our new engagement platform. Staff gathered feedback from students, student leaders, division of student affairs staff, student services staff outside the division, representatives from each school, and many other constituents to select a solution that could benefit the entire campus community.

What initially started as a "student engagement platform" has evolved into a "community engagement platform" – something that will help meet the diverse needs of our community and bring our campus together.

Our division will be working hard over the summer to transition everything from OrgSync to CampusGroups, train administrators and prepare our community for an exciting and robust platform to help make the CWRU experience more engaging for everyone.

You can learn more about the CampusGroups selection and transition process at students.case.edu/platform.

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 ofother 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 MS in Education in Counseling from Hofstra University, a BS 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.