Julie Cox named Associate Dean of the Student Assistance Center

"Julie will be a great addition to the Office of the Dean of Students leadership team," says Jim Hintz, dean of students. "Her passion for student success, problem solving skills, creativity, and demonstrated ability to build partnerships across campus made her the best person to lead the Student Assistance Center".

Cox will report to the dean of students and will provide leadership for the Student Assistance Center, which is responsible for student advocacy, student crisis response, and student support services. The position assists students with very sensitive and highly confidential issues. Cox will also serve as a member of the Behavior Intervention Team, a multidisciplinary team that provides an institutional framework for information sharing and development of support plans for students of concern.

I am excited to join the Office of the Dean of Students and begin a new chapter in my professional journey, says Julie Cox. "I look forward to the opportunities and challenges of leading the Student Assistance Center, especially building on the historical commitment of being student centered".

Cox has over 17 years of experience in higher education and has served in her current position since 2007. She is currently responsible for Purdue's residential life program which includes student development, programming, student concerns, leadership development, and student success initiatives. Before coming to Purdue, Cox was associate dean of students at Manchester College with responsibilities for housing, residential life, student activities, new student orientation, and judicial affairs while also serving as a member of the University's counseling team. In addition, she provided leadership for retention efforts as well as the development of assessment and learning goals for the division. Cox has also served as the director of student life at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Cox, earned her bachelor's degree from Marquette University with a double major in psychology and communication. She earned two master's degrees from the University of Georgia, in counseling and college student personnel.

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