Student Affairs Officers

The MASU Student Affairs Officers (SAO) Committee consists of the senior student affairs officers at Michigan public universities. These senior executives have responsibility for all matters that affect the student experience on campuses, including student life, health, development, safety, and regulations, as well as areas on campus like housing, extracurricular activities, student government, and Greek life. They are also deeply engaged in matters of student enrollment management. The SAOs work hand-in-hand with many of their peers, especially Academic Affairs Officers, to provide a high-quality and holistic student experience both in and out of the classroom. The SAO committee meets as a gathering of professionals to learn from one another and share best practices in higher education student affairs administration. 

As with all MASU committees, during their convenings, members of the SAO Committee provide insight on the implications of current state and federal policy issues and fiscal dynamics affecting Michigan’s public universities. Traditional and emerging higher education topics and trends are considered from the perspective of student affairs officers, with particular attention paid to such issues as enrollment, student success, civic engagement, campus sexual assault prevention, and Title IX compliance.


Central Michigan University
Steven Johnson, Vice President for Enrollment & Student Services
Ronan Hall 220

Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859
(989) 774-1169
johns1sl@cmich.edu


Anthony Voisin

Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs

Ronan Hall 290

Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859

(989) 774-3346

voisi1a@cmich.edu


Eastern Michigan University

Dr. Calvin Phillips, Assoc. Vice President for Academic & Student Affairs
370 Student Center
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
(734) 487-0035
calvin.phillips@emich.edu


Ellen Gold, Assistant VP of Student Well Being

egold@emich.edu

Ferris State University
Dr. Jeanine Ward-Roof, Vice President for Student Affairs
1201 S. State Street, CCS-313A
Big Rapids, MI 49307
(231) 591-3578
jeaninewardroof@ferris.edu

Grand Valley State University
Dr. Loren Rullman, Vice Provost for Student Affairs/Dean of Students

1 Campus Drive
Allendale, MI 49401
(616) 331-2551

rullmanl@gvsu.edu


Lake Superior State University

Ms. Sharmay Wood, Interim Dean of Student Life

650 W. Easterday Avenue

Sault Ste. Marie, MI 48783

(906) 635-2634

swood@lssu.edu


Michigan State University
Denise Maybank, Vice President for Student Affairs and Services

556 E. Circle Drive

151 Student Services Building

East Lansing, MI 48824

(517) 355-7535

maybank@msu.edu

Michigan Technological University

Dr. Bonnie Gorman, Associate Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

1400 Townsend Drive - 130 Administration Bldg. 

Houghton, MI 49931

(906) 487-2212

bbgorman@mtu.edu


Northern Michigan University

Dr. Christine Greer

Assistant Vice President/Dean of Students

2001 Hedgcock

1401 Presque Isle Avenue

Marquette, MI 49855

(906) 227-1703

cgreer@nmu.edu


Oakland University
Glenn McIntosh, Vice President for Student Affairs

150 Oakland Center

312 Meadow Brook Rd. 

Rochester, MI 48309-4401
(248) 370-4200
mcintosh@oakland.edu

Saginaw Valley State University
Dr. Sidney Childs, Associate Provost for Student Affairs
114 Curtiss Hall

7400 Bay Road
University Center, MI 48710
(989) 964-2932
schilds@svsu.edu

The University of Michigan
Dr. E. Royster Harper, Vice President for Student Affairs
6015 Fleming Building
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1340
(734) 764-5132
harperer@umich.edu

The University of Michigan-Dearborn

Dr. Amy Finley, Dean of Students

1060 AB

4901 Evergreen

Dearborn, MI 48128

(313) 593-4774

akaraban@umich.edu

The University of Michigan-Flint
Dr. Christopher M. Giordano, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

237 University Pavillion
Flint, MI 48502-1950
(810) 762-3434

giordanc@umflint.edu

Wayne State University
Dr. David Strauss, Dean of Students
351 Student Center Building

5221 Gullen Mall
Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 577-4977
davidstrauss@wayne.edu

Western Michigan University
Dr. Diane Anderson (Chair), Vice President for Student Affairs
2201 Faunce Student Services Building
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5348
(269) 387-2152
diane.anderson@wmich.edu