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Stelljes Named Vice President of Student Affairs

Andrew D. Stelljes, Ph.D. has been appointed as Franklin & Marshall's new vice president of student affairs. He will begin his duties July 5.

Stelljes currently serves as the associate vice president for student affairs at William & Mary. He also serves as faculty in residence at the William & Mary Washington Center. Stelljes provides leadership for various departments that support student engagement, learning, leadership and personal development, and holds teaching appointments in William & Mary's School of Education and the Department of Public Policy.

Stelljes was selected for his F&M position after a very competitive national search. Reporting directly to President Barbara Altmann as a member of F&M's senior staff, he will oversee all areas of student life, including the offices of athletics and recreation, faith and meaning, student wellness, student accessibility services, and student housing, along with the Office of Student and Post-Graduate Development (OSPGD).

"I am excited to welcome Drew Stelljes to Franklin & Marshall," said President Barbara Altmann. "His years at William & Mary have helped him develop a keen understanding of the structures and systems that allow students— and staff— to succeed. Students are at the heart of all we do, and I am confident Drew will lead this vibrant and energetic division with vision, integrity and warmth."

Stelljes is the author of "Service-Learning and Community Engagement: Toward Long-term Developmental Social Concern" (Cambia Press, 2008). He has written many journal articles concerning leadership, community-based learning, and placing students' intellectual and developmental needs at the center of learning.

"I am thrilled to join President Altmann's team at Franklin & Marshall College at this exciting time in F&M's history," Stelljes said. "F&M has a well-deserved reputation for academic excellence, along with truly exceptional faculty, staff, alumni and students. Throughout the interview process, I was captivated by the dedication of faculty and staff to engage students in joyful communities. I'm deeply committed to centering inclusion and belonging in all of our work. I will be resolute in working with President Altmann and the entire F&M community to advance the goals of the strategic plan."

Stelljes earned his doctorate in educational policy, planning and leadership from William & Mary. He received both his master's degree in counseling psychology and his bachelor's degree in organizational communication from James Madison University. He and his wife, Amy, currently live in Williamsburg, Va., and have three children.

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