Vincennes University has hired Mark Zimmerman to the role of dean of students. VU says Zimmerman, who most recently served as a master sergeant for the Illinois State Police, brings a variety of experience in higher education to the position.
Among his prior roles, Zimmerman served as assistant director of judicial affairs and conference services at the University of Southern Indiana, as well as a housing and residence life area coordinator at Western Kentucky University. The university says he also spent time as a campus police officer at Western Kentucky University before joining the state police in 2000 and retiring in 2022.
“Mark brings a variety of experiences to his role as Dean of Students at Vincennes University,” said VU Provost Dr. Laura Treanor. “He has a proven ability to work with all individuals throughout a higher education institution.”
Zimmerman’s responsibilities include student advocacy, relationship building with faculty and staff to assist with academic and social success among students, and oversight of the university’s judicial affairs process.
“We are excited for Mark to join our Student Affairs team,” Assistant Provost for Student Affairs Whitney Daugherty said. “He brings a great deal of experience working with students in and out of the classroom. Mark’s experience in higher education will assist the division in achieving our goals of remaining student-focused and helping students navigate a successful college experience.”
Zimmerman also previously served as adjunct instructor at Olney Central College and Wabash Valley College, according to VU.