The Division of Student Affairs, led by Vice President for Student Affairs Yolanda Barbier Gibson, D.A., is announcing the following promotions effective July 1, 2020:
Maggie McCampbell Lien, M.Ed., will be promoted to assistant dean of student development and leadership. She will oversee student engagement and leadership, the Office of Spiritual Life (where she will be supervised by Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Spiritual Life Rev. Justin Allen, M.Div., D.Min.) and the Brandt Student Center. McCampbell Lien is currently the director of inclusion and diversity and director of the Mosaic Center at Shenandoah University. McCampbell Lien holds a Bachelor of Arts in communication, with a minor in business, from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. She moved to Virginia to earn a master’s in counseling psychology with a focus in college student personnel administration at James Madison University. She will soon start studies in the Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership program at Shenandoah University.
McCampbell Lien started intercultural programs at Shenandoah in 2013 and opened the Mosaic Center for Diversity in 2017. She is the co-leader of the President’s Representatives on Inclusion, Diversity and Equity (PRIDE) and also teaches a First-Year Seminar course on student activism; she was the FYS Faculty of the Year in 2017 and won the Cutting-Edge Curriculum Award from the United Methodist Church in 2018. McCampbell Lien has also been recognized for her contributions to the Winchester community through the Hammer & Chisel Award. Received in 2016, this award recognizes people who embody the idea that great change often begins with one small action. As Shenandoah, she received the Wilkins Appreciation Award in 2017 for her outstanding contribution to the development of the reputation of the university.
I look forward to supporting and building opportunities for student involvement outside of the classroom, growing leadership programs, and weaving inclusion and diversity into all that we do across this new area and across the institution.”
Maggie McCampbell Lien
Jeremai “J” Santiago, Ed.D., under the leadership of Vice President Barbier Gibson, will be promoted to assistant dean of diversity, inclusion, equity and residential services. He will oversee multicultural programs, the Mosaic Center for Diversity, and residential and commuter services. Dr. Santiago is currently the director of residence life. He formerly worked as the associate director of residence life, as the assistant director of learning resources, and as program coordinator for a Black male retention initiative in the Division of Enrollment Management and Student Success. Santiago also has experience in teaching as an adjunct professor and has published several book chapters in regards to Black athletes and critical race theory. He has presented internationally on the same topics.
Santiago completed his doctoral studies in administrative leadership and a master’s in organizational leadership, both from Shenandoah University. Santiago’s research interests include leadership, higher education organizations, black male success, social responsibility, social accountability and student-athlete success.
I am excited and honored about this opportunity, and I look forward to continuing the good work that was established. This is a great opportunity to work with a cadre of higher education professionals who are passionate about supporting all students, while fostering a commitment to developing a sense of belonging at Shenandoah University.”
Jeremai “J” Santiago
Amy Sine, M.S., under the leadership of Vice President Barbier Gibson, is promoted to assistant dean of student success and enrollment management. She will oversee enrollment management, student success, and retention initiatives such as tutoring, disability services and academic coaching, formerly known as the Learning Resource Center. Sine is currently the director of student success and enrollment management in the Division of Student Affairs. Since arriving at Shenandoah University in 2011, she has overseen and developed various retention initiatives to assist in continued enrollment growth and record retention rates, including the Textbook Fund, the Leadership and Educational Development (LED) Fellows, Transfer Connection, First-Generation Celebration, and Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant advocacy efforts, as well as the university’s withdrawal process. Sine also facilitates all aspects of the university’s New Student Orientation programs for both summer and spring.
Sine has served as adjunct faculty for five years. She has presented at various conferences on topics including meaningful transfer student experiences, best orientation practices for small private institutions, and the development of learning communities both within and outside of the classroom. Sine also participated in the Shenandoah University Higher Education Leadership Program this past year. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Business from Radford University, and a Master of Science in organizational leadership from Shenandoah University. She will soon be starting the Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership program at Shenandoah University.
I am excited to be given the opportunity to continue to expand my role with student support services, retention and enrollment. I look forward to working with campus partners to develop and strengthen the services provided to our students to ensure success and continued growth for the university.”
Erika Rohrbaugh will be promoted to the new assistant director for residential services while continuing her duties as area coordinator for training and education. In her new role, Rohrbaugh will serve under Santiago and will provide leadership in student conduct, professional staff development and department budgeting. Rohrbaugh holds a Bachelor of Science in public health from Shenandoah University. She is expected to complete her master’s of public health in fall of 2020.
Matthew Coats will be promoted to director for student conduct and community standards. Coats has been a Shenandoah Hornet since October 2015. In his previous position, he served as the case manager for the university’s Care Team for the Dean of Students office where he served as a conduct officer and assisted students who were referred for services through the student-of-concern process. He previously held the role of assistant director of residence life. Coats earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Old Dominion University and a master’s in counseling and human development with a concentration in student affairs administration from Radford University. Coats also participated in the Shenandoah University Higher Education Leadership Program this past year. He will serve under the Dean of Students Sue O’Driscoll, M.A., D.Prof. He looks forward to continuing to serve Shenandoah students in his new role.