Lampkin to focus on
future of student life
Lampkin, associate vice president for student
affairs, will begin a year-long assignment this summer to
examine the student experience at the University and envision
what it should look like in the year 2020.
John T. Casteen III
asked Lampkin to develop long-range priorities and aspirations
for this key University area. To do this, she will work closely
with student groups, prospective and current students, faculty,
administrators and alumni. In addition, she will become the student
advocate with the University's Virginia
2020 planning commissions, responsible for making sure that
the student experience, both in and out of the classroom, is well-coordinated
through each of the planning initiative's five areas: the arts,
international activities, public service, science and technology,
aim is to make sure we are looking at who we are and who we want
to be from a student perspective during this process," Casteen
said. "Pat Lampkin is the right person to lead this effort
because of her known organizational skills, her years of intense
student involvement and her wealth of knowledge about the University
who has been in her present post since 1995, joined the University
in 1979, serving in a number of capacities, including associate
director of student services, assistant dean of students and associate
dean of students.
is unfortunate to lose Pat's involvement from the day-to-day operation,²
said William W. Harmon, vice president for Student Affairs. "But
the University and our students will benefit from the accomplishments
of this critical University responsibility."
A number of Student Affairs functions that now report to Lampkin
-- including the Office of Financial Aid, the Career Services
Office, and the responsibility for compliance with the Americans
With Disabilities Act -- will be reassigned, Harmon said. In addition,
she will remain as the chair of SESPOG, the Student Enrollment
Services Process Owners Group, one of the two main groups in the
Process Simplification structure.
look on this as an exciting opportunity," Lampkin said. "We
will be able to step back and look at what it is we think is valuable
about our present student experience and to ask ourselves some
important questions about its future. We will have the chance
to begin to create the best student experience in higher education."