Melissa S. Shivers, Ph.D.

Vice President for Student Life

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Melissa Shivers, Vice President for Student Life

Welcome to the Office of the Vice President website, a branch of the Division of Student Life. As Vice President for Student Life, I am committed to student success and enhancing the student experience. While I am new to the Big Ten, I look forward to my role as not only the Vice President but as a member of the Hawkeye and Iowa City communities. 

Learning about Iowa and how we can best support student success will be a collaborative effort and take time. It is evident to me that Tom Rocklin epitomized leadership and I am honored to continue and build upon his good efforts. Working together and sharing that process is important to me. I need your voices in the conversations. Your input will build upon a strong division that is committed to student success and focused on leadership, health and safety, and diversity.

I have the opportunity to work with a dynamic team of dedicated, student-centered people focused on connecting educational opportunities with student curriculum. Please share with me how our work has impacted you, whether we’ve disappointed or delighted you.  We’re here to serve students, as well as their families, and members of the greater university community.

My door will always be open to you and I am honored to serve as your next vice president for student life.

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Contact Melissa

Phone: 319-335-3557
Email: melissa-shivers@uiowa.edu
Twitter: @BlacknGoldVP