A strengthened Student Affairs

Student Affairs has undergone some recent changes. These changes strengthen its ability to provide quality and value-added services for McMaster’s students, while building on the significant accomplishments of the entire team.

Gina Robinson has been appointed assistant dean, student affairs. Robinson has been director of student services for the past 12 years, with responsibility for overall financial management and control, budget planning, and managing student fee ancillary protocols. Over the past few years, her expanded role included developing effective student relationships, delivering excellent service while meeting high accountability standards.

Robinson will continue her directorship role in the Student Success Centre focusing on areas of student life, the student experience and transitioning students in preparation for life after McMaster.

Over the past few years, Student Affairs has been reviewing its organizational structure while continuing to build capacity and provide quality and value-added services for students. The next phase includes changes in some business units. Effective this month, the units that had been part of Student Affairs (including Titles Bookstore, Hospitality Services and parts of Housing/Conferences Services) will now report to the vice- president administration.

Student Affairs now consists of the following departments: Athletics and Recreation, the Student Success Centre, the Student Wellness Centre, Student Accessibility Services, Residence Life and International Student Services. Moving forward, Student Affairs will continue to focus its priorities on supporting a holistic approach, integrating service delivery in the areas of academic success, personal growth/development and the student experience.