Indiana University has named Lori Reesor vice provost for student affairs and dean of students at its Bloomington campus. Reesor, who currently serves as vice president for student affairs at the University of North Dakota, succeeds Pete Goldsmith, who is retiring June 30.
The appointment still requires formal approval by the IU Board of Trustees. In her new role, Reesor will lead 13 departments and over 150 programs and services of the Division of Student Affairs.
"Lori comes to IU with the perfect combination of higher-education experience, compassion and a record of success in implementing student success initiatives," said IU Bloomington Provost and Executive Vice President Lauren Robel. "We’re thrilled to welcome her to the IU community and look forward to her continuing our campus-wide efforts to promote inclusion and expand services to ensure the success of every IU student."
IU says Reesor will also work closely to coordinate partnerships, programming and policy to support all students, cultivate diversity and inclusion efforts across camps, and oversee implementation of bias-incident reporting for all IU campuses, among other responsibilities.
"As a first-generation college student, I know the impact higher education had on my life," said Reesor. "I learned so much about myself and the world through the college experience. I love the energy, insight and passion students bring to campus. My mission is to help them reach their goals and be successful at IU."