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Student Development, Campus Vibrancy head named

Matt KurzMatthew Kurz has joined Stetson University’s Division of Campus Life and Student Success as the new director of Student Development and Campus Vibrancy. Reporting to the dean of students, Kurz will provide strategic leadership and direct supervision for Fraternity and Sorority Involvement, First Year and Transition Programs, Leadership Development, Student Organizations, and will advise the Student Government Association with particular emphasis on cultivating a vibrant campus.

Before joining Stetson, Kurz worked at The University of Idaho as the director of Fraternity and Sorority Life with a greek population of over 2,200 students. During his time at Idaho he served on multiple presidential and institution-wide committees, as well as created and implemented successful efforts that reduced harm and risk on campus, related to underage drinking and sexual assault. Kurz has held active roles on a national level within student affairs and has served on national committees and in volunteer positions for multiple professional associations. He has also performed consulting work for campuses and corporations within higher education.

Kurz grew up in Setauket, New York, and earned his Master’s of Education degree from The University of Idaho and his B.S. degree from SUNY College at Oneonta. He is an avid traveler who is passionate about community service, animal welfare and outdoor recreation.