Vice Chancellor for Student Services - Deanne Woodard
Vice Chancellor of Student Services
3211 Providence Drive Anchorage, AK 99508
Deanne Woodard has been named UAA’s next vice chancellor for student affairs. Woodard has served as associate vice provost for targeted programs and populations at UAA since May 2021, overseeing a number of student success initiatives, such as the Learning Commons, Summer Bridge transition programs and UAA’s three TRIO programs: Student Support Services, Upward Bound and Educational Talent Search. Before stepping into the associate vice provost role, Woodard served as associate dean of university studies for UAA’s Community & Technical College.
Having served in a number of positions related to student affairs and student success before coming to UAA, Woodard brings more than 15 years of higher education experience to the vice chancellor role. At Kansas State University, she served as assistant dean of student life and director of non-traditional and veteran student services. She also directed early college and community outreach programs at Mesa Community College. Woodard has experience in roles related to inclusiveness, multicultural services, student recruitment, student success and more. Before making the jump to higher education, Woodard was a high school English teacher. In addition to her breadth of higher education experience, Woodard’s knowledge and experience with the full student experience, from high school to early college to university and beyond, stood out during the search process.
Woodard holds a bachelor’s degree from Dillard University and a master’s degree from Saint Louis University, both in English language and literature. She will begin her duties as vice chancellor June 19.
Schultz is responsible for advancing a student-centered agenda across the student
life cycle in the functional areas of student affairs and campus services. As Vice
Chancellor, he led the development of a culture of assessment in student affairs,
championed the adoption of the EAB Student Success Collaborative, created the Military
and Veterans Student Services Office, supported a multi-year transformation of UAA’s
enrollment services operations, and effectively restructured student affairs to improve
effectiveness while addressing significant reductions in funding. From 2009 to 2020,
Schultz co-chaired UAA’s Diversity Action Council which supported the development
of UAA’s first Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan and the hiring of UAA’s first Chief
Schultz’s current initiatives include serving on the UA Institutional Research Council, UA Human Resources Council, and UA Student Services Council; managing UAA’s distribution of more than $5 million of CARES Act funding; leading the Anchorage campus transition to an online bookstore; transforming the transition to college experience for first-year students; creating synergy among student engagement and multicultural student programs; and, building more effective collaborations among the administrative services, academic affairs, university advancement and student affairs units to transform the total educational experience of students.
Dr. Schultz holds a bachelor's degree in International Business and German from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and a Master of Education in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education from Ball State University. He received his doctorate in Educational and Organizational Leadership from the University of La Verne and his doctoral dissertation was a descriptive study of freshmen adjustment to college at the University of Alaska.