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Arredondo takes reins of student affairs


September 29, 2006

In recent years, ASU has made significant strides in the development and implementation of student services to support students in their academic success. The university is poised to make even greater strides in its focus on the student experience from entry to exit, with the primary focus on ensuring that, once a student arrives, that student will graduate from ASU.

To assist in leading this effort, University Student Initiatives has named Patricia Arredondo deputy vice president and university dean of student affairs. In addition to her work in helping to develop effective retention strategies for students, Arredondo also will be responsible for oversight of student affairs. She is charged with enhancing greater integration between student services and academic units to improve student retention and graduation.

“My responsibilities are to ensure that student affairs supports the ASU vision for inclusion, excellence and impact for all of our students and the university community as a whole,” Arredondo says. “We want our students, undergraduate and graduate alike, to have quality academic and sociocultural experiences. It is a privilege to be involved so closely in the transformation of ASU.”

“Dr. Arredondo's appointment is instrumental to the overall vision of ASU in being an institution of the highest quality in all arenas,” says James Rund, vice president for University Student Initiatives. “Her experiences at the national level in professional organizations coupled with her tenure as a faculty member are invaluable. Dr. Arredondo can position Student Affairs within the school-centric model, bridging student and academic services for greater retention.”

Arredondo, who holds a doctorate in counseling psychology from Boston University, brings with her significant experience in education. Arredondo has held university faculty appointments at Boston University and University of New Hampshire, and she is a professor of counseling and counseling psychology in ASU's Mary Lou Fulton College of Education. At the national and local levels, Arredondo has held presidential positions in the American Counseling Association, the National Latina/o Psychological Association and the Chicano Faculty and Staff Association of ASU.