University of Vermont

Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President

Biography of Vice Provost for Student Affairs
Annie Stevens

Annie StevensAnnie Stevens, Ph.D., was appointed Vice Provost for Student Affairs in July 2013. Annie arrived at UVM in 1997 as the Director of Residential Life and then served as the Associate Vice-President for Student and Campus Life for 12 years.

As a member of the Provost and President’s Senior Leadership teams, Annie helps shape the overall foundation and direction for the student life of the campus, integrating curricular and co-curricular experiences. She is responsible for providing leadership to ensure the effective coordination of a wide spectrum of student affairs programs and services in order to achieve student development and learning outcomes that result in an overall experience that supports students in being healthy, successful, and engaged.

During her tenure at UVM, Annie has provided leadership for several successful campus and division initiatives:

  • Enrollment growth and increased diversification of 2,000 additional undergraduate students over 10 years
  • Program development, design, and financing of new and renovated residence halls through a 10-year Residential Life master plan (2002-2012)
  • Program development, design, and financing of the University’s Davis Center
  • Integration of 6 Residential Learning Communities within the residence hall system
  • Creation of the university’s C.A.R.E. team, a multi-disciplinary group representing 12 campus departments coordinating and responding to students’ behavioral and mental health concerns
  • Internationalization initiatives including the U.S.-Sino Pathways Program and the Global Gateway Program
  • Coordination of the Division of Student Affairs diversity initiative which focuses on the recruitment, retention and multicultural competency of staff from diverse backgrounds, cultures and identities

Annie also holds a variety of other leadership roles at the university:

  • Co-Chair of the First-Year Experience Advisory Board
  • Co-Director for the Emergency Operations Center
  • Chaired the President’s Commission for Social Change (2007-2013)

Her 27 years of professional experience in student affairs has included positions at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and The University of California at Berkeley. Education is her passion – she earned a bachelor’s degree at St. Lawrence University, a master’s in Higher Education Administration at the University of Vermont and a doctoral degree in Counseling and Student Personnel Services at The University of Maryland, College Park.

Annie is recognized nationally as a Senior Student Affairs Officer within the American College Personnel Association and is a member of the Senior Student Affairs Advisory Board. Annie is also a member of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators and provides mentorship to undergraduates interested in the field of higher education through the NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program.

Annie enjoys adjunct teaching in the Higher Education and Student Affairs Graduate Program at UVM and is also the co-editor of Out and About Campus: Personal Stories of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender College Students.

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