Travis Greene Named Associate Vice President for Student Life and Success

Travis Greene has been named the associate vice president for student life and success at Bemidji State University.

Greene joins BSU from the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, California where he served as the vice provost and dean of student affairs. In this position, he built and sustained relationships with students while collaborating with facilities, campus safety and other administrative teams to continue improving the quality of student life.

Greene has worked in higher education for over 20 years. He has held student services positions at Iowa State University, University of Puget Sound, the Art Institute of Chicago, University of Maryland, Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon and Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa.

“As someone who was born and raised in Minnesota, I have long been impressed with Bemidji State University’s reputation for providing quality and accessible education to students,” Greene said. “After spending the last two decades providing progressively responsible Student Affairs leadership at a variety of institutions throughout the country, I recently made the decision to return to Minnesota and am thrilled to now call Bemidji home.”

Greene will lead a variety of student affairs functions including the Gillett Wellness Center, Hobson Memorial Union, Housing and Residential Life and the Student Center for Health and Counseling.

“Travis’s considerable experience in higher education and deep commitment to student success mesh perfectly with our values and strategic priorities,” Tony Peffer, provost and vice president for academic and student affairs, said. “I look forward to the energy and enthusiasm he will bring to our students and to our campuses.”

“I look forward to joining the Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College community and partnering with the dedicated and caring faculty, staff and administrative leadership to think creatively and strategically on how best to enhance the student experience while building upon the impressive foundation to support students and their success,” Greene said.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in speech theatre communication from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, a master’s degree in higher education and student affairs administration from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.

Greene’s role at BSU will begin Aug. 5.

About Student Life & Success

The Office of Student Life and Success (SLS) works to care for the entire student body. They aim to assist students and families throughout their college experience, while preparing them for the future.

SLS encourages students to have healthy minds, bodies and spirits through individual support. They work towards ensuring that students have opportunities to become citizens to connect with their purpose. Available resources on campus support students in distress and crisis, providing resource referrals, sending academic notifications on behalf of students experiencing emergencies and engaging family members in student support.

SLS can help students navigate BSU, keeping them on track towards earning their degree and achieving their higher education goals.


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