Nicholls State University is proud to announce that Dr. Michele Caruso has been named the associate vice president and dean of students for Student Affairs.
“I am humbled and excited for this opportunity to make an even greater impact on the student experience,” Dr. Caruso said. “I look forward to contributing to the progress of the university, and I hope to live up to Dr. Clune’s vision for the university.”
Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Eugene Dial has accepted a role as the executive director of the Higher Education Leadership master’s program effective in January.
With the change, student affairs will report to Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Sue Westbrook.
Dr. Caruso will oversee all aspects of student life and student services in the new position, including housing, judicial affairs, student organizations, Greek affairs, international student services, the counseling center, university health services, disabled student services, campus recreation, student educators and leaders, and behavioral crisis management.
A licensed professional counselor, Dr. Caruso originally joined the Nicholls campus in 1996. She served as the dean of student services for 16 years before being promoted to dean of students earlier this year •.