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From left: Tracie Brown, Dr. Aleigha Mariott and Dr. Todd Misener.

Brown, Mariott and Misener named assistant vice presidents for Student Affairs

Monday, March 6, 2023

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The Oklahoma State University Division of Student Affairs recently announced the promotion of Tracie Brown, Dr. Aleigha Mariott and Dr. Todd Misener as assistant vice presidents of the division.

Brown, Mariott and Misener will continue to serve as the leaders of their current departments while taking on additional responsibilities to support the division’s strategic goals related to finance, student experiences and wellness.

“As we took a look at the Division of Student Affairs and the new university strategy OSU has committed to, I considered the best way to align our work with the university’s strategic goals,” said Dr. Doug Hallenbeck, OSU vice president for student affairs. “As a result, I found these organizational changes to be necessary to more effectively meet our division’s strategic goals, as well as align with the OSU strategy. I look forward to seeing how the promotion of these three individuals will enhance the division’s journey forward.”

Brown was promoted to assistant vice president to oversee the long-term financial planning for the division along with her continued role as senior director of Student Union Operations. Brown brings 33 years of experience to the role, as well as two degrees from OSU — a bachelor’s degree in accounting and management and a master’s degree in accounting.

“I am happy to have the opportunity to expand my current knowledge and skillset by working with the rest of the Division of Student Affairs,” Brown said. “Being in the Student Union for the past 20 years, I have learned a lot about running auxiliary operations, but the division encompasses so much more than that, and I am excited for the times ahead.”

Mariott, who earned her doctorate in educational leadership and policy studies at OSU, brings extensive experience in student development and support to her new role as assistant vice president. Mariott will oversee all areas pertaining to the Department of Campus Life, including Student Support and Conduct, Fraternity and Sorority Affairs, Student Government Association, Student Volunteer Center, student organizations, basic needs resources, Student Union Activities Board, and connection coaches.

“Campus life and student support are key in enhancing student learning,” Mariott said. “I look forward to advancing our services for students and student organizations by focusing on student experiences, assessing student learning and evaluating opportunities for efficiencies within the department.”

Misener was promoted to assistant vice president and chief wellness officer to oversee universitywide wellness initiatives and lead campus efforts in the areas of mental and physical health. Misener — who earned his doctorate in health promotion at the University of Louisville — has worked in higher education for the past 25 years, six of those at OSU.

“I am thrilled to take on the new challenge that comes with this role and the opportunities it brings to OSU, and I look forward to continuing to align health promoting services among the division, across campus and institutionwide,” Misener said.

The promotions took effect Jan. 1, 2023.

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