Vice President for Student Services

Contact Information

Sharwan Smith Center, Ste 201


Dr. Jared N. Tippets, Vice President for Student Services
Jared Tippets has worked in both the student affairs and academic sides of higher education administration. He has a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Kentucky where his dissertation topic was Organizational Change in Higher Education. Tippets is originally from Bountiful, Utah and received a B.S. in Business Information Systems from Utah State University.

Jerry Roeder, Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students
Jerry began his tenure at Southern Utah University in January 2011 serving as the Assistant Vice President for Auxiliaries in Student Services. In 2013, Jerry was appointed as the Assistant Vice President for Student Services and Dean of Students overseeing Student Services functions including University Housing, Counseling and Psychological Services, Student Support Services and Judicial Affairs. Jerry earned his undergraduate degree in Public Relations from Syracuse University and his master’s degree in Education Supervision and Administration from Plymouth State University in New Hampshire.

Heather Holmes, Executive Assistant

Heather Holmes has been the administrative assistant in the Vice President for Student Services suite since November 2013.  Heather comes to SUU from the North Carolina Department of Justice, Attorney General’s office where she worked as a paralegal for nearly six years.  She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from California State University, Fullerton, an Associate in Science degree in Paralegal Studies and an Associate in Arts degree in Liberal Studies also from Fullerton College.