About the Vice President
Christopher Kandus-Fisher, Ph.D., is Stetson University's vice president of student affairs. He began working at Stetson University in fall 2010 as the dean of students. Promoted to vice president of student affairs, Kandus-Fisher directs student services for the university across its two campuses and two satellite centers, and serves as the chief student affairs officer. At the DeLand campus, Kandus-Fisher oversees the departments within Campus Life and ensures success and collaboration by sharing oversight with the vice president of academic affairs to the Student Success initiative. Areas directly under Kandus-Fisher’s oversight include:
- Housing and Residential Life
- Office of Community Standards
- Office of Student Life (College of Law)
- Holistic Wellness, encompassing:
- Student Development and Campus Vibrancy, encompassing:
In addition, Vice President Kandus-Fisher provides leadership and oversight to systems that ensure that the campuses are safe for faculty, staff and students through:
Lastly, Kandus-Fisher also maintains and supervises:
Kandus-Fisher advances the mission of the university by providing strategic direction and vision to the Division of Campus Life and Student Success. Through his connection to the student body, he plays a pivotal role in ensuring excellence in all aspects of the student experience and proactively shaping the focus of the university experience by fostering a collaborative curricular and co-curricular experience.
He earned his undergraduate degree at Ashland (Ohio) University, his master's degree in higher education with a concentration in administration from the University of Akron, and his doctorate in higher education leadership at Nova Southeastern University. Kandus-Fisher has conducted research on how to best educate students who identify as members of Generation Z through an evaluation of instructional environments and techniques within post-secondary classrooms. Additionally, Kandus-Fisher has been published regarding the topics of student mental health, campus safety, organizational development and strategic planning. He has frequently been a keynote speaker at both regional and national conferences that focus on advancing the field of student affairs and student leadership.