Building Student Community & the VP of Student Affairs Living in a Dorm


Chatting with us today is Dennis J. Shields, Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. He spoke with us about his experiences living in a dorm room as the VP of Student Affairs and about his successes in building a great foundation for student community on his campus.

Dennis became Chancellor in 2010, after having served as the acting VP for Student Affairs at City College of New York – City University of New York. He earned his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Graceland College and his Juris Doctor from the University of Iowa College of Law. Dennis has held administrative positions in a number of law schools, including Duke, University of Michigan and the University of Iowa.