Campus Presentations by Finalists for Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Event Details

March 10—March 11, 2014 4:00 pm-5:15 pm

Campus Center

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available

The Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Campus Life Search Committee is pleased to announce the selection of two finalists for this position, Dr. Beth Hellwig from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and Enku Gelaye from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  

As part of the interview process, the campus community is invited to attend the campus presentations each candidate will provide on “The Role of Student Affairs and Campus Life with Student Success in Higher Education”. 

Dr. Beth Hellwig will give a presentation on Monday, March 10th from 4:00 – 5:15 pm in 162-75 Campus Center. 

Enku Gelaye will give a presentation on Tuesday, March 11th from 4:00 – 5:15 pm in 165-69 Campus Center.  


Beth Hellwig, PhD
Dr. Beth Hellwig is in her 6th year as Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.  The areas within Student Affairs include: Athletics, Recreation and Sport Facilities, Housing & Residence Life,  Living/Learning Communities, Student Center, Dining Services, Student Health Services, Student Counseling Services, the Children’s Nature Academy, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Blugold Beginnings, the Civil Rights Pilgrimage, Clubs and Organizations, Women & LGBTQ Resource Center, Center for Alcohol Studies and Education & Off Campus Student Life, Student Government, Greek Life, Legal Services, Dean of Students, Sexual Assault Response, Student Judicial Affairs, National Student Exchange, Veterans Center,  Student Wellness, Activities-Involvement and Leadership.  Prior to joining the UW-Eau Claire Dr. Hellwig served as Dean of Student Services at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington.  Dr. Hellwig was the first recipient of the Zenobia Hikes Memorial National Award through NASPA for her mentorship of women in 2011. She was also selected as the NASPA Region IV East recipient of the Outstanding Performance as a Senior Student Affairs Officer in 2012. Most recently she received the Office of Multicultural Affairs Distinguished Service Award in the fall.  She has a Ph.D. from the University of Northern Colorado, M.Ed. from Colorado State University, and a B.A. from New Mexico State University.
Beth Hellwig's CV

Enku Gelaye, JD
Enku Gelaye currently serves as Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Campus Life and Dean of Students at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  In this role she works closely with the Dean of Students Office, Residential Life, Center for Student Development, Multicultural Advancement and Student Success, Student Activities and Involvement, Student Government Association, Graduate Student Senate, Career Services, Veteran Services, New Students’ Orientation, Parent Services, Off-Campus Student Services, Counseling and Psychological Health, Health Promotion, Early Education and Family Resources, Educational Policy Advocacy, Student Businesses, Daily Collegian, Stonewall Center, Student Legal Services, Student Craft Center and Art Gallery, Student TV and Radio Stations, and the Center for Women and Community.  Prior to joining UMass Amherst, she served as Executive Officer for the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at the University of California, Los Angeles. Gelaye has a J.D. from the University of Georgia and a B.S. from the University of Tennessee.
Enku Gelaye's CV

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