Annemarie Seifert named student affairs vice chancellor at UMass
University of Massachusetts Amherst
June 11, 2011
Annemarie Seifert, associate vice president for student affairs and enrollment management at Georgia Southern University, has been named associate vice chancellor for student development at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Seifert will assume her new post on June 27, according to Jean Kim, vice chancellor for student affairs and campus life at UMass Amherst.
As associate vice chancellor, Seifert will oversee and manage the Center for Student Development, whose programs include student clubs and organizations, student leadership development, Student Government Association, student-run businesses, Student Legal Services, craft center, TV station, daily newspaper, and fraternities and sororities. Seifert will also be responsible for the Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success, Office of Religious and Spiritual Life and the Stonewall Center. She will manage 40 staff and a budget of $6.4 million.
"Annemarie thinks comprehensively and has a tremendous intuition about students," says Kim. "Her experience in developing and assessing learning outcomes and student development at diverse institutions will contribute significantly to the work of our division. She has extensive leadership experience and created and managed multiple student services and programs to enhance the undergraduate experience."
"I am excited about this opportunity and am ready to hit the ground running," said Seifert. "I found the UMass Amherst community to be very engaging, and look forward to collaborating with the team in the Center for Student Development to expand campus partnerships, programs and services that support student development and enhance the quality of student life.
In her nearly five years at Georgia Southern, Seifert led a comprehensive student life program that integrates academic learning and student growth and development. The student affairs division at GSU has 22 departments, more than 300 full-time staff and a $27 million budget for about 19,000 students. Her responsibilities included general oversight, leadership and management of the student life unit, including recreation and intramurals, career services, student center operations, student activities, university wellness program, residential life student programming and leadership, spirit and traditions, and off-campus housing.