BREAKING: NKU announces new VP for student affairs

Dr. Daniel Nadler was named the new vice president of student affairs at NKU.
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Dr. Daniel Nadler was named the new vice president of student affairs at NKU.

Dr. Daniel Nadler was hired by Northern Kentucky University as the new vice president for student affairs, according to a press release by the university.

According to Wednesday’s release, Nadler will begin at NKU on July 18. He currently holds the same position at Eastern Illinois University.

“I am pleased to welcome Dr. Nadler to NKU,” NKU President Geoffrey Mearns said. “Dan has dedicated his career to teaching, research, and service. For more than 30 years, he has worked to build a rich and engaging experience for students at both public and private institutions. He brings an impressive depth of experience to our campus that will strengthen our student support and retention efforts.”

Nadler replaces Kim Turner, who was the interim vice president for student affairs. Turner assumed the position April 1, 2015, after the resignation of Dr. Peter Gitau on March 16, 2015.

“I also want to take this opportunity to thank Kim Turner who has ably served as the Interim Vice President for Student Affairs,” Mearns said in an email. “I am grateful to Ms. Turner for her advice and for her service to our University.”

According to the release, the vice president of student affairs provides direct leadership over various NKU departments, including student conduct and engagement and student inclusiveness.

“I am honored and excited for the opportunity to join President Mearns and the NKU leadership team,” Nadler said in a release. “NKU has a strong commitment to student success, as evidenced by the priorities set out in its strategic plan. I look forward to building and strengthening dynamic and innovative programs that will meet the needs of our diverse student body.”

Mearns said Nadler’s appointment is especially important considering the funding challenges facing the university.

“With state funding continuing to decline, student retention is more important than ever,” Mearns said. “We must do all that we can to recruit students who are prepared to succeed here and then give them the support they need to be successful at NKU and beyond.”

Nadler held several titles at Tulane University prior to joining Eastern Illinois. At EIU, in addition to his current title, he has held several positions including director of orientation and parent/family programs and assistant director of student life.