Juniata College Names IWU’s Damschroder Vice President for Student Life

Matthew Damschroder

March 15, 2016

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Longtime Illinois Wesleyan University student affairs administrator Matthew Damschroder today was named vice president for student life and dean of students at Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pa.

In his new role, Damschroder will oversee Juniata’s residential life program, athletics, student services, student activities, health and wellness, campus ministry, first-year programs and community service. His appointment is effective June 1.

Damschroder joined Illinois Wesleyan in 1998 as a residence hall director. He was promoted to assistant director of residential life in 1999 and was named as director of residential life in 2000. He was promoted to assistant dean of students for campus life in 2010. His portfolio at IWU included residential life, student activities, leadership programs, student center operations, fraternity and sorority life, orientation and summer conferences.

“Matthew has been an invaluable member of the students affairs staff,” said Karla Carney-Hall, vice president of student affairs and dean of students at Illinois Wesleyan. “His leadership of residential life and many campus life initiatives has been outstanding. Matthew’s vision for diversity regarding LGBTQA+ advocacy, commitment to student/alumni collaboration through Thank a Giver Day, Homecoming and All In for Wesleyan, and his commitment to connecting the residential experience to the University mission through programs like the sustainability educators and multicultural educators are among his key contributions to life at IWU. His leadership and vision will be missed by students and colleagues alike.”

Damschroder earned a bachelor’s degree in English and philosophy in 1996 from Drake University. He holds a master’s degree in applied computer science and information systems, and a doctoral degree in educational administration and foundations, both from Illinois State University.