Vice president of Student Affairs steps down to focus on teaching

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Vice President of Student Affairs Juan González announced that he will no longer serve in an administrative capacity so he can focus on teaching in the College of Education.

According to his email announcement, González held the position for six years and served in the same role at four other universities.

“I plan to take that experience into the classroom to help prepare our next generation of university leaders,” he wrote in the announcement.

González said his favorite part of serving as vice president for Student Affairs has been to witness the four-year process students go through.

“You get to know them well enough to see the transformation. Their energy, their ideas have been just phenomenal,” González said

González said he’s looking forward to being in the classroom because he would like to “help new professionals prepare for their careers.”

For the past five years, González has taught classes for the Higher Education Administration Program in the College of Education.

“I’ve been at the forefront of many, many changes in the field and I’d like to write about those,” González said.