Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, Student Life
Terri joined the student affairs division at PSU in 1992, three years before the CUB became the HUB we all know and love. She initially worked in student activities, advising PACE, the senior class officers and Greek life, but transitioned into union operations in 1996, a year after the HUB opened. She was promoted to director of the HUB in the fall of 2000 and became the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, Student Life in April of 2011.
Originally a Midwestern flatlander, Terri received her BA in psychology at Augustana College in Rock Island, IL, and then attended Bowling Green State University in Ohio to obtain her MA in higher education administration. She quickly acclimated to life in the White Mountains, becoming an avid hiker and eventually teaching hiking for the HHP department for several years. She now enjoys all things outdoors – especially waterskiing, paddling, biking, hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.
Having served PSU students for over two decades, she is most proud of growing the HUB staff into what is now known as the Student Life team, transitioning several positions from graduate assistantships to professional positions. She also served as one of the first ASB trip advisors in 1993, created the first White Mountain Orientation trip program in 1997, and managed the campus’s newly expanded ropes course when it re-opened in 1998. Outside of PSU, she has been an active member of NASPA (National Association of Student Personnel Administrators), serving on the regional board as the Director of the Mid-level Institute for two years.
She greatly values that she still has direct contact with students through the vibrant gathering space the HUB provides, and she is honored to work with PSU’s Orientation Leader team, who constantly remind her of why she entered the field of student affairs all those many years ago.