ISU names new VP for Student Affairs

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Michele Soliz.

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Michele Soliz, Ph.D. from the University of Toledo, has been selected to serve as Vice President for Student Affairs at Indiana State University, President Deborah J. Curtis announced on Monday.  

Soliz will start June 1.  

“We are happy to welcome Dr. Soliz to Indiana State University after a thorough search process,” President Curtis said. “As a student-centered leader with a record of accomplishments in student success and inclusion, I am confident that she will be an effective contributor to our mission and a champion of positive Sycamore student experiences.”  

Soliz brings 20 years of higher education experience. She is the Associate Vice President for Student Success and Inclusion at the University of Toledo, a research institution with over 20,000 students.

“I am thrilled for the opportunity to serve the students at Indiana State University,” Soliz said. “I am excited about the institution’s momentum and I look forward to working with the student affairs team, President Curtis, and others across campus to increase student success and transform the student experience.” 

President Curtis thanked Dr. Andy Morgan for his service as Interim Vice President for Student Affairs. Morgan will return to his role as Dean of Students.  

The VP search was led by a 12-person committee of faculty, staff, and students headed by Vice President for University Engagement Nancy Brattain Rogers, Ph.D.

The Vice President for Student Affairs serves on the President’s Cabinet and supervises the Dean of Students, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, Executive Director of Residential Life, the District Manager of Dining Services through Sodexo, Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs, and an Executive Assistant.  

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