Sharwan Smith Center, Ste 201
Dr. Stephen Allen, Interim Vice President for Student Services
Stephen has been at Southern Utah University since 2003 and serves as the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management and Retention. In this role, Stephen is responsible for shaping the University's enrollment based on the goals and priorities of the University. He and his colleagues focus efforts on recruiting students who are a good fit for SUU and then retaining students to graduation once they enroll. The offices that fall under the purview of Enrollment Management include: Admissions, Financial Aid and Scholarships, the Registrar's Office, and International Student Engagement. Stephen holds two postgraduate degrees, a doctorate in Higher Education Leadership and a Master of Arts in Educational Administration, from the University of Nebraska—Lincoln. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Communication from Southern Utah 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 Auxiliary 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, Judicial Affairs, and Parking Services, all of which exist to support the academic mission of the University and provide key services to the campus community. 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.
Jake Johnson, Assistant Dean of Students
Jake serves as the division’s jack-of-all-trades,” working with each department within the division to establish goals and learning outcomes, to assess programs and services, and to develop and provide professional development opportunities. In addition, Jake develops and maintains divisional policy, guides the University’s judicial process to ensure that students live up to the Student Code of Conduct, and supports various initiatives and special projects specific to student engagement, retention and accreditation. In November 2012, Jake also began directing the programs and services of the Multicultural and International Center (MIC). Jake is in the process of researching and writing his doctoral dissertation to earn a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He earned an undergraduate degree in Communication and Political Science from Southern Utah University.
Emilee Ballard, Parking Services Supervisor
Emilee has been the Parking Services Supervisor since July 2012. As Parking Supervisor, Emilee’s primary responsibilities include: managing all parking on campus, the issuance of permits to students, faculty, staff and visitors, and the ever-eventful enforcement of parking rules and regulations. Emilee earned her undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies, emphasizing in communication and interpretation with a minor in business, from Utah State University. She is excited to be a team member of the Student Services Division at SUU, and is currently working on earning her masters of Public Administration degree with an emphasis in Student Services.
Barbara Gray, Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Student Services
As Executive Assistant, Barb provides administrative support to the Vice President, the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management and Retention, the Assistant Vice President for Auxiliary Enterprises, as well as other individuals in the office. She manages inquiries from a variety of constituents from across campus and the community and serves as the gate keeper of the office. Barb was hired at SUU in 2001 as department secretary in the Communication Department. In January of 2006, she moved to the Vice President's office. Barb enjoys the daily contact she has with students and says that working at SUU is the best job she has ever had!