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Student Housing associate named new AVP

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Jennifer Wamelink, the University of Kansas Student Housing’s associate director for residence life, has been promoted to Associate Vice Provost for Student Affairs. She begins her new position on January 19.

Wamelink has directed the residence life program for 5,000 students living in KU’s nine residence halls, 12 scholarship halls and two apartment complexes. Her work included overseeing the Residential Curriculum, which focuses on outcomes supporting KU’s undergraduate learning goals and collaborative initiatives with learning communities, undergraduate advising and other campus partners. She also provided leadership for Student Housing’s student conduct and crisis response.

Prior to supervising residence life, Wamelink served as an assistant director and a complex director for KU Student Housing. Previous experience includes working in Student Housing for American University, Marycrest International University and Wake Forest University. She holds a bachelor of arts in history and a juris doctorate from Wake Forest.

More than $200,000 in annual scholarships to returning residents
Academic success: More than 94 percent of first-time, full-time freshmen in student housing enroll for the next semester
5,100 residents choose student housing each year
Residence hall rates are almost $2,000 less per year than the national average for public schools
— College Board
$4 million alumni gift funded Krehbiel Scholarship Hall
Options include suites, private bedroom with shared bath, two-person rooms, scholarship halls, and apartments
Oswald and Self residence halls opened in 2015
One bill covers all costs: room, food, utilities, and wireless Internet
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities