Don Appiarius joins USF as Dean of Students

Jan. 22, 2014 FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Don Appiarius has joined the University of Saint Francis as its Dean of Students. The appointment was announced by Dr. Andrew Prall, Vice President for Academic Affairs. As Dean of Students, Appiarius will oversee all aspects of Student Life, including residence life, commuter services, student activities, and student academic services.

He brings a broad range of experience in student life to his new job, having recently served as Dean of Students and Associate Vice President of Student Affairs at Radford University in Virginia. Other professional experiences include Associate Vice President for Student Development/Director of Residence Life at Shenandoah University in Virginia and working in student life at Salem International University in West Virginia and several other institutions.

He earned bachelor degrees in political science and history at Mary Washington College in Virginia and a master degree in conflict resolution, with emphasis on cross-cultural conflicts, at George Mason University in Virginia. He is completing a doctorate in organizational leadership at Shenandoah University.

  The University of Saint Francis, founded in 1890 as a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, offers more than 60 undergraduate and 14 graduate programs in five schools: The School of Health Sciences, School of Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership, School of Professional Studies and School of Creative Arts. More than 2,300 students from a broad geographic region attend USF for its academic excellence. The university has a regional campus in Crown Point, Ind.

Media Contacts

For all University-related matters, please contact:

Trois Hart
Associate Vice President of Marketing
T: 260.399.8050
C: 260.415.2401

Yvonne Schroeder
Director of Communication
T: 260.399.7700 ext. 6413

Sandie Phalen
Director of Marketing and Development
Crown Point
T: 219.488.8888 ext. 5421


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