The Student Housing Matters blog explores ideas with leaders in higher education and the student housing profession. This is the place to find stories from those who have worked in the field for many years, podcast interviews, and videos about relevant topics in the student housing world.
It’s about matters relating to on-campus student housing, as well as why quality on-campus student housing really matters. We want this blog to serve as a forum for sharing ideas and insights about how your on-campus student housing can do things beyond simply housing students. How it can be used as a more powerful tool to recruit and retain students on your campus. We look forward to you joining us in the conversation.
Join the Conversation Episode 8 – Interview with Norb Dunkel
To listen to the audio version of this podcast you can directly searching for “Join the Conversation Podcast” in iTunes, or by going HERE.
Mr. Dunkel serves as the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, Auxiliary Operations at the University of Florida. His primary responsibilities include providing supervisory oversight for the Department of Housing and Residence Education, the Department of Recreational Sports, and the J. Wayne Reitz Union. These departments employ 1800 full and part-time staff within 170 buildings with over 4 million square feet.
Norb served as President of the Association of College and University Housing Officers – International (ACUHO-I) in 2008 – 2009. He is the co-founder of the ACUHO-I James C. Grimm National Housing Training Institute which just celebrated its 21st anniversary and is a founding director of the Student Housing Training Institute at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. Norb has authored or edited 17 books and monographs and over 40 other articles and papers on topics such as campus housing management, crisis management, advising student organizations, and campus housing construction. He has served as a consultant to over 20 universities and colleges and presented over 70 professional presentations at conferences and workshops. He was fortunate to twice testify before U.S. Congressional committees in Washington regarding peer-to-peer file sharing and copyright protection.
Norb received his B.S. in Geology and M.S. in Higher Education from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Norb and his wife, Kim, live in Gainesville, Florida and have one son, Nicholas, who is a University of Florida freshman.