Senior Leadership Transitions for Campus Life and Student Success
Stetson University President Christopher F. Roellke, PhD, announced today the planned departure of Lua Hancock, EdD, Vice President for Campus Life and Student Success (CLaSS), effective Wednesday, July 7, following her decision to step down from her position after more than a decade at Stetson.
Roellke named both Larry Correll-Hughes, PhD, currently Assistant Vice President for Campus Life & Student Success and Executive Director of Residential Living and Learning, and Lynn Schoenberg, EdS, Stetson’s Dean of Students, as co-Interim Vice Presidents of Campus Life and Student Success, effective July 1. The two will serve in this position while a national search is launched. Together, Hancock, Correll-Hughes and Schoenberg have worked as a close-knit team since 2015.
“My time at Stetson has been the highlight of my career,” said Hancock. “I am proud of the work we have done as a community. The students, staff and faculty are genuine and focused on learning in powerful ways. I will greatly miss this community.”
Hancock is leaving to expand her work as a leadership coach and consultant focused on areas that include organizational leadership, strategic planning, emergency management response, and diversity and equity.
“Lua is an incredible campus leader, and she and her team in Campus Life and Student Success stepped up masterfully during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Roellke. “Faced with exceptional challenges in a rapidly evolving public health context, they were responsive, flexible and nimble in addressing community needs and maintaining a safe and healthy campus community. The entire university owes Lua, Larry, Lynn and the Campus Life and Student Success team a big ‘thank you’ for their achievements. I am personally grateful to Lua and her team for all that they have accomplished during my first year as Stetson’s president.”
Roellke indicated additional details about the transition will be coming from Hancock, Correll-Hughes and Schoenberg as the student life leadership team prepares for this change.
Lua Hancock has been with Stetson University since September 2010 as the Associate Provost. She was later promoted to the role of Vice President of Campus Life and Student Success. During COVID-19 she led the initial emergency response team and policy group to address issues associated with student health and safety, helped form the Safer Campus Task Force, and provided direction and guidance as the community navigated the pandemic mitigation and safety guidelines that allowed Stetson to continue to meet the learning mission.
She was instrumental in the creation of One Stop as a single point of contact for students to address all their typical university needs in the Rinker Welcome Center and the launching of the Hollis Family Center for Student Success in the duPont-Ball library. Hancock also worked with the community on updating and relaunching student food services with a focus on local food sourcing and reduction of food waste. She played a key role in opening the campus community collaboration and gathering space with the renovation and expansion of the Carlton Union Building (CUB), finished in Fall 2019.
Hancock has a Master of Science in conflict analysis and resolution and a Doctor of Education in higher education administration.
Larry R. Correll-Hughes and his staff in Residential Living and Learning had primary responsibility for revamping campus housing capacities and standards during COVID-19 to meet the evolving health and safety needs of Stetson students. He came to Stetson University in the summer of 2015 to lead the department of Residential Living and Learning before becoming the Assistant Vice President in January 2017.
As Assistant Vice President, Correll-Hughes serves on the university Emergency Management Team, student crisis response system and HattersCare Committee, and leads enrollment and transition initiatives for the CLaSS division. He is directly responsible for Residential Living and Learning and Student Development and Campus Vibrancy.
Correll-Hughes has a Master of Science in education and a Doctor of Philosophy in college student affairs administration.
Lynn Schoenberg is the Dean of Students within CLaSS, and since Spring 2020 has been co-chair of the Safer Campus Task Force. Schoenberg was recently recognized by the American Council on Education Women’s Network of Florida with the “She Stepped Up Award: Recognizing Extraordinary Leadership During COVID-19.” Schoenberg and her Safer Campus co-chair, Theresa Radwan, professor of law, were among six women in higher education in Florida honored with the award.
Lynn has served in various roles at Stetson since 2007 and as Dean of Students since 2012, and serves as the university’s Chief Student Advocate. She also oversees the student crisis response system and the HattersCare Committee. Schoenberg provides direct leadership to Community Standards, Student Counseling Services, Stetson Health Service, Student Dining and Wellness and Recreation.
Schoenberg’s Masters and Education Specialist degrees are both in mental health counseling.