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Student Affairs: Where Students Thrive and Matter

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Vice Chancellor Willie L. Banks, Jr. smiles while looking at the camera

I am so excited to share our new strategic plan that will guide our work for the next three years. I hope that you will take a moment and familiarize yourself with this important plan and realize that we all play a part in creating a dynamic environment for our students to matter and thrive. We cannot do this work without your contributions and support.

Thank you for all that you do!

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Willie L. Banks Jr., Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs


To enhance an inclusive student experience through holistic programs, services, and opportunities that promote learning, well-being, and community.

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The Division of Student Affairs embraces and is committed to applying the following values to guide our work, interactions, and engagements with UCI students, campus partners, as well as the community at-large.

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Embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all forms to create an open, inclusive, and productive environment.

Conducting ourselves with honesty and mutual respect.

Fostering growth and development that provides a supportive environment, a sense of belonging, and social connection.

Promoting a mindful, wellness-centered, and balanced environment.

Adjusting to new conditions and circumstances by providing inventive, efficient and effective solutions.



1 – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
    • The Division of Student Affairs is committed to creating and fostering a diverse campus community through all aspects of our work. 
2 – Integrated Student Experience
    • The Division of Student Affairs is committed to continuously evolving and enhancing all aspects of our work to provide an integrated student experience. 
3 – Staff Experience
    • The Division of Student Affairs is committed to improving the staff experience by providing quality human resource programs and services to recruit, hire, retain, and recognize employees. 
4 – Strategic Resource Management and Planning
    • The Division of Student Affairs is committed to strategic resource management and planning for the effective, sustainable delivery of services and programs. 
5 – Student Learning and Development
    • The Division of Student Affairs is committed to providing evidence-informed programs and services that support student learning outside the classroom as well as personal and social development. 
6 – Well-being
    • The Division of Student Affairs is committed to creating an environment that supports holistic well-being and health promoting strategies that foster a thriving campus community. 



  • Winter Quarter 2024 – Strategic Plan Check-in – January 31

  • October 13, 2023Goals Action Plan Due
  • September 12, 2023 – Strategic Plan Kickoff
  • August 30, 2023 – Student Life & Leadership Preview
  • August 29, 2023 – Wellness, Health, & Counseling Goals (canceled/postponed)
  • August 1, 2023 – Strategic Plan Goals Due
  • July 11, 19, 27 – Goal Setting Workshops
  • June 22, 2023 – Auxiliary Services Preview

  • April 13, 2022 – P.R.A.C.T.I.C.E.S. and Survey Data Collection – Strategic Planning Survey Report 
  • Division and Campus Document Review (March 2022)
  • May 10-26 – Remote Interviews – Comprehensive Report 
    Facilitators: VP Denzil Suite, University of Washington and VP Soncia Reagins-Lilly, UT Austin
    Stakeholder groups:
    • Enrollment Management
    • Service Staff (w/ Spanish Language Interpreter)
    • Students
    • Administrative Professionals
    • Wellness, Health, & Counseling AVC Direct Reports
    • Student Life & Leadership AVC Direct Reports
    • OVCSA AVC Direct Reports
    • Auxiliary Services AVC Direct Reports
    • Student Affairs Managers and Directors Group (SAMAG)
    • OVPTL
    • University Advancement
    • Division of Finance and Administration
    • Office of Equal Opportunity & Diversity
  • August 4 & 5 – Strategic Planning RetreatFacilitators: Abby Vollmer, Director, NASPA Advisory Services & Lea Jarnigin, Independent Higher Education ConsultantInvited Advisory Committee
    • Kabria Allen-Zaiee, Residence Life Coordinator, Student Housing
    • Angela Chen, Director, DREAM Center
    • Adelí Durón, Director, Latinx Resource Center
    • Ed E-Nunu, Director, Sorority & Fraternity Life
    • Meladee Garst, Assistant Director, Counseling Center
    • Brice Kikuchi, Associate Vice Chancellor, Auxiliary Services
    • Jess Leggett, Creative & Marketing Communications Director, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
    • Matthew Mallari, Manager of Support Services, Student Health Center
    • Peter Thach, Campus Social Worker, Office of Campus Social Work
  • August 29-September 16 – Strategic Plan Staff Survey
  • October 19 – Strategic Plan Outreach to Food Service and Custodial Staff during Flu Shot Clinic
  • December 13 – Strategic Plan Advisory Board Meeting to Review Survey

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