Patricia Telles-Irvin, a veteran University of Florida administrator who has shown a large interest in alcohol policy and was recently named president-elect of an 11,000-member group of college student affairs employees, will be Northwestern's next vice president for student affairs, the University announced in a news release Monday afternoon.
Telles-Irvin, who has served in the same position at the Florida for seven years, will arrive at NU this summer, taking over for William Banis, who has held the post for the past 10 years.
"I know the students are going to love her," said Ron Braeutigam, NU's associate provost for undergraduate admission and the chairman of the search committee. "She just has a whole lot of things going for her."
Telles-Irvin, who received the letter of invitation to work at NU last week, emerged from a 10-month search process that involved dozens of candidates of different backgrounds, Braeutigam said.