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Carpenter promoted to Dean of Students

Rosalie CarpenterRosalie Carpenter, current assistant dean of students at Stetson University, has been promoted to the position of dean of students at Stetson University’s DeLand campus, Christopher Kandus-Fisher, vice president for student affairs, announced this week. In her new position, which is effective immediately, Carpenter will report to Kandus-Fisher and will provide oversight to various units within the university’s Division of Campus Life and Student Success. Those units include the Intercultural Initiatives (which includes the Tri-C), Spiritual and Religious Life, Student Clubs and Organizations, Leadership Development Programs, First Year and Transition Program (which includes FOCUS) and Student Judicial Affairs.

“I am thrilled to have Rosalie serve in the role of dean of students,” said Kandus-Fisher. “She embodies the true heart of Stetson and I am confident that her leadership style and ability to build impactful relationships with our students will enhance the already vibrant Stetson community.”

“I am very grateful for the trust that is being placed upon me in this important role,” said Carpenter. “Our students are the centerpiece of our work and reflection of our institutional mission, so to be selected to represent and advocate for them at this level is an honor and privilege. I look forward to working collaboratively across campus to continue to impact the student learning experience.”

Carpenter, a Stetson alumna, was awarded the Robert D. Bradshaw Small Colleges Student Advocate Award from the National Association of Student Affairs Administrators (NASPA) at its 2013 Region III Awards program earlier this summer. The award honors the significant role played by those who champion student issues in a small college setting and beyond.

Carpenter has provided strategic leadership to the Student Development and Engagement Team, while also providing a vision that not only supports a vibrant campus, but connects student engagement to success and retention.