Stan Sweeney has been named executive director for Campus Life, following a national search, according to Anna Gonzalez, vice Chancellor of Student Affairs. Sweeney, who began May 16, was formerly Director of the Kilcawley Center Student Union at Youngstown State University.
“We are thrilled to welcome Stan Sweeney to the WashU community,” stated vice chancellor for student affairs, Dr. Anna Gonzalez. “Stan is a veteran student affairs leader with a very student-centered approach to building teams that will support the WashU student experience at the highest level.”
Sweeney brings extensive student affairs and student activities experience from several institutions including University of North Carolina Asheville, the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Missouri Western State University, Indiana University, and Missouri State University. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Guidance and Counseling/College Student Personnel from Eastern Illinois University and a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations from Central Missouri State University.
Sweeney said, “The chance to build relationships and create amazing experiences through Campus Life and Student Affairs was a reason I was attracted to this opportunity.”
The Department of Campus Life is organized to support students and student groups in creating communities on campus that contribute to their success at WashU. This includes learning how to get involved on campus through student groups, including fraternities and sororities, planning events and activities, student employment opportunities through the Danforth University Center, and areas of self-governance through Student Union, the undergraduate student government. WashU currently features over 400 recognized student groups that create a vibrant and active campus environment.
“Serving as WashU’s executive director for Campus Life allows me to continue my passion of helping students connect, learn, and grow,” concluded Sweeney.