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About the Division of Student Affairs

Vision Statement
We strive to be nationally recognized for our commitment to student success by utilizing our student-centered approach and providing dynamic opportunities through outstanding services, resources, and facilities.

Mission Statement
The Division of Student Affairs seeks to enrich the educational experience by promoting an inspiring environment where students can explore and discover their sense of purpose. We challenge students to grow personally and professionally as they engage within the learning community and strive to reach their fullest potential as productive citizens and good stewards of society.

Shared Values

P - Purpose
Our purpose is to help students discover and explore their purpose.

R - Respect
Practicing respect within our community.

I - Integrity
In all we do and all we are!

D - Dedication
Dedicated to each other and to the success of our students.

E - Excellence
We embody the spirit of excellence!

Why get involved?

College provides a wealth of opportunities for students to get involved. Studies have shown that students who get involved in at least one co-curricular activity tend to perform better academically and be more satisfied with their college experience. Student activities, clubs, organizations, and athletics afford students the chances to learn more about themselves, establish friendships, and develop leadership and other interpersonal skills. Methodist University strongly encourages students to get involved in campus life outside the classroom. Experience all that Methodist University has to offer!

Student Affairs Staff

B.A., M.A.
Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students

Dean William H. Walker came to Methodist in1997 as the Director of Residence Life. In 1999, he was promoted to the Associate Dean of Students position, where he served for twelve years. After a national search in 2011, Mr. Walker was selected to become the Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students. With nearly 20 years of experience in higher education, Dean Walker is the chief student affairs officer for the university and serves on the president's cabinet. He is responsible for all aspects of student life, including 11 departments that provide student services and co-curricular programs for student development and engagement. These services and programs range from residence life to health and counseling services to career services and public safety just to name a few.

Prior to coming to Methodist, Dean Walker worked in student life positions at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina and Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina.

Dean Walker received his undergraduate degree in sociology and religious studies from Elon University. He received his master's degree in student development from Appalachian State University. He has presented on several student affairs topics at local, state, regional and national professional conferences and experiences.

Dean Walker is a native of Fayetteville, North Carolina. He is married, and he is also the pastor of a local church.

B.A., M.Ed.
Associate Dean of Students

During the summer of 2012, Todd Harris joined the Methodist University staff as the Associate Dean of Students. Dean Harris has worked in the field of student affairs for the past 18 years. He has extensive experience in housing and residence life, student conduct, crisis management and leadership development. Prior to arriving at Methodist, Dean Harris served students at several institutions including NC State University, Georgetown University, and Lake Forest College.

Dean Harris earned his undergraduate degree in public relations and master's degree in college student development from NC State University. He is currently pursuing a doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He is married and has two sons. He enjoys his involvement in leadership roles with the Presbyterian Church and Cub Scouts. Dean Harris is a native of Raleigh, NC.

B.S.B.A.
Program Coordinator, Student Affairs

Carol Pope is a native of Fayetteville, NC. She is a graduate of East Carolina University, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing Management. Carol has been working for Methodist University since 2008.

 

 

 

Student Affairs Organizational Chart

Office Location: Berns Student Center, Room 3
Office Phone:
(910) 630-7152
Office Fax: (910) 630-7682

 

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