Drew Stelljes Vice President of Student Affairs

Drew Stelljes Ph.D. became the Vice President for Student Affairs on July 5, 2023, after a national search.

A long-time administrator and member of the faculty, Dr. Stelljes previously served as the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Executive Associate Professor of Education at William & Mary.  There, he developed offices and programs, led strategic planning initiatives, raised over $40 million in private support, and was a consummate advocate for a deeply impactful residential student experience.

Vice President Stelljes received his Ph.D. from William & Mary in Educational Policy, Planning, and Leadership with a concentration in Counseling. He earned his master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in College Student Personnel Administration with highest honors from James Madison University and his bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communication and Behavior and Sociology from James Madison University.

While at W&M, Dr. Stelljes taught nearly 100 courses and advised dozens of independent studies and graduate theses, and he sat on numerous dissertation committees. For thirteen years he served as a faculty member for the W&M Washington Center where he taught classes on leadership and urban education.

Vice President Stelljes wrote, Service-Learning and Community Engagement: Toward Long-Term Development Impact and has written an array of articles and conference papers in his fields of expertise.  For the past twenty years, Dr. Stelljes has collaborated with the foremost experts in values, flourishing, resilience, life role development, and college transitions and has presented over 500 workshops.

He has served on the Virginia Governor’s Advisory Board for National and Community Service, the Advisory Board of the School of Strategic Leadership Studies at JMU, and many other boards for educational non-profit organizations. He was selected as an inaugural fellow for the Engagement Academy for University Leaders and has consulted for over 30 colleges and universities.

Dr. Stelljes and his wife Amy, have three children. Elizabeth, Braden, and Grace, a student at Washington & Lee. Dr. Stelljes enjoys conversations over coffee, attending athletic events, and meeting he loves talking with students.