Concordia Names Vice President for Student Affairs
Apr 24, 2012FOR MORE INFORMATION:
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CONCORDIA NAMES DR. SUE OATEY VICE PRESIDENT FOR STUDENT AFFAIRS
Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn., President William J. Craft has appointed Dr. Sue Oatey as vice president for Student Affairs. Oatey comes to Concordia from Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where she has served as vice president for Enrollment and Student Life.
“Dr. Oatey brings a diverse portfolio of gifts to Concordia," says President William Craft. "Her broad range of experiences in student affairs will serve her extremely well. Most importantly, she understands and embraces our mission. She will be a great fit in our community."
Prior to her position at Mount Mercy University, Oatey has held student affairs positions at Point Park University in Pittsburgh; Long Island University – C.W. Post in Brookville, N.Y.; Adelphi University, Long Island, N.Y.; and at the University of Minnesota. She began her years at the U of M as assistant director of recreational sports and ended her time there as an assistant vice president for student affairs. She also participated in an international work exchange program at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia for a semester where she worked with leadership programs and collaborated with consulates and embassies in the development of a manual to assist faculty and staff with international exchanges.
“I am very excited to be joining the Concordia community,” Oatey says. “Concordia exemplifies the values and goals that are important to me both personally and professionally, and I believe this exciting time of planning for the college’s future offers an extraordinary opportunity to contribute to the holistic education of Concordia’s students.”
Oatey holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in teaching from New Mexico State and a doctorate from the University of Minnesota. She will begin her duties at Concordia July 1.