Vice President for Student Affairs

Contact Information

Sharwan Smith Center, Ste 201


Dr. Jared N. Tippets, Vice President for Student Affairs
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.


Heather Holmes, Executive Assistant

Heather Holmes has been the administrative assistant in the Vice President for Student Affairs 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.