William Stackman

William Stackman

MU has hired a University of Notre Dame administrator and MU alum to be vice provost for student affairs, the university announced Monday.

William Stackman, who serves as Notre Dame’s associate vice president for student services, will step into the role July 15, according to an announcement from Provost Latha Ramchand.

Stackman will succeed Gary Ward, who has served as interim vice provost since May 2017.

Ward, who has been serving his regular post as vice chancellor for operations in addition to the interim position, will now focus solely on his permanent operations position, according to MU spokesman Christian Basi.

Stackman received a master’s degree in parks and recreation from MU in 1982 before obtaining a second master’s in education administration from West Virginia University and a doctorate in educational leadership from Boston University, Ramchand’s announcement said.

It added that he has served as an administrator at Texas A&M, Rhodes College, Oberlin College, Tufts University and the University of Illinois.

In his new position, Stackman will oversee a wide variety of student-focused programming, services and positions, including Residential Life, MizzouRec, the Disability Center and Student Health & Well-Being. He will also oversee the dean of students, who supervises student accountability, fraternity and sorority life, student engagement and other programs and services.

“I’m honored and thrilled to return to my alma mater and serve an institution that has given me so much,” Stackman said in the announcement from Ramchand.

Stackman has served in a similar capacity at Notre Dame since 2012. He oversees all student counseling and health operations at the university, and has served as the university’s deputy Title IX coordinator.

His annual salary at MU will be $240,000, Basi said.

A search committee, co-chaired by Jim Spain, vice provost for undergraduate studies, and Casandra Harper Morris, associate professor of educational leadership and policy analysis, used a list of criteria to evaluate applicants. MU also held several open forums with final candidates for the position in April.

  • Reporter at the Missourian. Reach me at galenbacharier@gmail.com and follow me on Twitter @galenbacharier.

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