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Catawba College Announces New Dean of Students

April 17, 2018

Category: Academics, Staff, Students


jaredtice18.jpgCatawba College President Brien Lewis has announced that Jared Tice will become the college’s Dean of Students, effective June 1. Tice’s appointment concludes a national search to fill this cabinet-level role.

Tice has served at Barton College in Wilson, N.C., since 2011. He joined the community there first as Director of New Student Programs, Student Activities, Greek Life and Intramural Sports, a position he held between 2011 and 2014.  In 2014, he was promoted to Dean of Students. His responsibilities expanded to include serving as senior judicial officer and chief student advocate, while also supervising the Office of Student Activities, Greek Life, Intramural Sports, New Student Programs, and Parent and Family Relations.  While at Barton, Tice also taught between 2013 and 2018, including First Year Seminar courses and Sports Management courses.

“We are delighted that Jared has accepted our offer to join Catawba,” said Lewis. “It was clear as interviews for this position began that he lived out his personal commitment to the success of and advocacy for students at his current campus. He seemed to forge strong connections almost immediately with those he encountered during his campus visit, impressing all of us with his insights, level of commitment, and deep understanding of the distinct challenges facing student affairs professionals.

“We found him attuned to the needs and desires of today’s college students and very aware and in lockstep with current trends in higher education, especially at small campuses like Catawba’s.”

Tice served as Student Activities Program Coordinator at West Virginia Northern Community College in Wheeling, W.Va., between 2010 and 2011.  There, he coordinated and planned social, recreational and intramural programs for the institution’s 3,200 students on three different campuses.

His other employment experience includes serving in 2009 as Special Events, Service Learning, and Volunteer Coordinator for the Boys & Girls Club of Pleasants County in Saint Marys, W.Va., and in 2008, serving as a Graduate Assistant in the Office of Teacher Education in the College of Education & Human Services at West Virginia University in Morgantown, W.Va.

Tice has been a frequent presenter at professional conferences, most notably at the Southern Regional meetings of the National Orientation Directors Association. He authored two successful grant applications, one for $15,000 and one for $14,660, while employed by Boys & Girls Club.  He was honored at Barton College in 2016 with the Spirit of Barton Award, the highest staff award made at that college, as the staff member who had made a significant difference in the lives of students and personified that institution’s core commitments.

He holds professional memberships in the Association for Orientation, Retention, and Transition in Higher Education (NODA), the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities, the Association of Student Unions International, American College Personnel Association, the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, and the Association of College and University Housing Officers – International.

Originally from St. Marys, W.Va., Tice earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science with a minor in business administration from Concord University in Athens, W.Va., and his Master of Arts degree in education leadership with an emphasis in higher education administration from West Virginia University in Morgantown.  He is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Education in higher education leadership from Maryville University in Maryville, Mo., and anticipates completing it in August of 2019.