Student Life Departments

The departments in Student Life provide students with a wide variety of opportunities for learning, well-being, and support. In addition, Student Life departments connect faculty, staff, students and alumni to programs and services that help them be successful and productive in their interactions with UMD. A list of departments and their leaders follow, and links to each department are found at left.

Photo of Student Life Directors on Zoom


Alumni Relations Matt Duffy, Director
Budgets and Personnel Toni Christensen, Director
Career and Internship Services Jill Kolodzne, Director
Dining Services Betsy Helgesen, Director
Disability Resources Tim Walters, Interim Director
Diversity and Inclusion Susana Pelayo Woodward, Director
Health Services David Worley, Director
Housing and Residence Life Jeremy Leiferman, Director
Kirby Student Center Jeni Eltink, Director
Operations/Transportation and Parking Services, U Card Office Pat Keenan, Director
Recreational Sports Outdoor Program (RSOP) Tim Bates, Interim Director
Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution Katie Jackson, PhD, Director
Sustainability Jonna Korpi, Coordinator
UMD Stores/Print Services Robert Walker, Director
VC Erwin and AVC Smyth holding up thank you sign


Lisa Erwin, Phd
Vice Chancellor for Student Life and Dean of Students

Corbin Smyth, EdD
Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Life