About Student Affairs

Students

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!

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Student Affairs Staff

Dr. Todd Harris

Todd D. Harris, Ed.D.

Senior Associate Dean of Students
(910) 630-7155
Berns Student Center
Dr. Todd Harris
Todd D. Harris, Ed.D.

Senior Associate Dean of Students

B.A., M.Ed., North Carolina State University; Ed.D., University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Bio:

During the summer of 2012, Todd D. Harris joined the Methodist University staff as the Associate Dean of Students. Dr. Harris has worked in the field of student affairs for the past 23 years. He has extensive experience in housing and residence life, new student orientation, student conduct, crisis management and leadership development. Prior to arriving at Methodist, Dr. Harris served students at several institutions including NC State University, Georgetown University, and Lake Forest College. Dr. Harris earned his undergraduate degree in public relations and master’s degree in college student development from NC State University. He completed his doctorate in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Higher Education from UNC-Wilmington. Dr. Harris is a native of Raleigh, N.C.

(910) 630-7155
Berns Student Center
Carol Pope

Carol Pope, B.S.B.A.

Program Coordinator, Student Affairs
(910) 630-7152
Berns Student Center
Carol Pope
Carol Pope, B.S.B.A.

Program Coordinator, Student Affairs

B.S.B.A., East Carolina University

Bio:

Carol Pope is a native of Fayetteville, N.C. 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.

(910) 630-7152
Berns Student Center
Dr. William H. Walker, Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students

William H. Walker, Ed.D.

Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students
(910) 630-7030
Berns Student Center
Dr. William H. Walker, Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students
William H. Walker, Ed.D.

Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students

B.A., Elon University; M.A., Appalachian State University; Ed.D., Capella University

Bio:

Dr. William H. Walker came to Methodist in 1997 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, Dr. Walker was selected to become the Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students. With over 20 years of experience in higher education, Dr. 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, Dr. Walker worked in student life positions at East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C. and Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C.

Dr. 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, and he received his Doctor of Education degree with a concentration in Educational Leadership and Management from Capella University. He has presented on several student affairs topics at local, state, regional and national professional conferences and experiences.

Dr. Walker is a native of Fayetteville, N.C. He is married, and he is also the pastor of a local church.

(910) 630-7030
Berns Student Center