Lori S. White, the Vice President for Student Affairs at SMU, announced in an email Monday morning that she will be leaving the Hilltop and heading toward Washington University in St. Louis, where she has been appointed Vice Chancellor of Students.
“We are exceptionally pleased to have attracted a talented student affairs professional like Lori White to Washington University. She brings an abundance of experience and insight to the position and I could not be happier to have her joining our leadership team,” said Mark S. Wrighton, Chancellor of the Washington University in St. Louis, in a statement to his school’s student newspaper.
White served as Vice President for Student Affairs for eight years, overseeing student activities, health and wellness programs, career services, volunteer and leadership programs and various other student life programs.
Under her leadership, SMU established the Caring Community Connections (CCC) program, launched the residential commons program, broke ground on a new health center, approved plans for a renovated student center and was the major force behind establishing a Greek Life Diversity task force.
White expressed her gratitude to the SMU community, fellow colleagues and students.
“I will miss all of you and am eternally grateful for the opportunity to have served as the Vice President for Student Affairs at SMU,” said White in an email.
White’s new appointment in St. Louis is effective July 1, following Sharon Stahl’s resignation.