Student Affairs

From the Vice President for Student Affairs

meyer Shana Warkentine Meyer is the Vice President  for  Student Affairs, the Missouri Western  Division  that is focused on enhancing student  growth and  development through services and  outside-the-  classroom experiences. She is the  Senior Student  Affairs officer, overseeing three  cluster areas:  Health and Wellness, Student      Development and  Student Services.

Health and Wellness includes services that enable students to positively engage in wellness activities and addresses learning blocks, anxieties and indecision to promote learning, personal development, and good physical and mental health. Specific departments include: Counseling Center, Disability Services, Esry Student Health Center, Recreation Services and the Baker Fitness Center.
Student Development provides services including a broad range of programs and activities that support the social, cultural and intellectual vitality of campus life. These departments include: Center for Multicultural Education, Career Development, Student Employment, Student Life, Non-Traditional Student Services, International Student Services and Residential Life.
Student Services includes programs that facilitate and strengthen the campus environment by using collective resources to promote good citizenship and address environmental and personal factors. Judicial Affairs and Student Government Association make up this area.

Shana has more than 18 years of experience in higher education, including positions in student organizations and activities, residential life, academic affairs, college advancement and student life.
Shana earned her bachelor of science degree in English/Journalism and her master of science degree in Counselor Education/Student Personnel from Emporia State University. She has completed her coursework toward a Ph.D. in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Kansas State University.
Her affiliations include a number of national professional organizations, such as the National Association of Student Personnel Administration and the Association of College and University Housing Officers-International. Locally, she is a Gold Coat member and serves on the Allied Arts Board.

Shana’s office is located in Blum Union 228.You may reach her at 816-271-5609.