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, Accessibility Resource Center, 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 Center 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.


Dr. Shana Warkentine Meyer

Shana Warkentine Meyer
Vice President for Student Affairs

Minerva Correa Torres

Minerva Correa Torres
Executive Administrative Associate

Blum Union 228
4525 Downs Drive St. Joseph, MO 64507
Phone: (816) 271-4432

Appointments available Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.