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NCC promotes Dean Sluis to VP of student affairs

Published: Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 12:15 p.m. CST • Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 9:47 p.m. CST

NAPERVILLE — North Central College named Kimberly Sluis of Berwyn, a native of Princeton, as vice president for student affairs and dean of students.

Sluis is the college’s dean of students, and the promotion was effective Feb. 1. She will succeed Laurie Hamen, the college’s vice president for enrollment management, athletics and student affairs, who has been named the ninth president of Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

The promotion was announced Jan. 28 by North Central College President Troy D. Hammond, who also named Marty Sauer as vice president for enrollment management and athletics. Sauer is the college’s dean of admission and financial aid.

Sauer and Sluis join Paul Loscheider, vice president for business affairs; R. Devadoss Pandian, vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty; and Rick Spencer, vice president for institutional advancement, as members of President Hammond’s cabinet.

In addition to her current responsibilities, Sluis will lead the college’s persistence program with advisement from the student Persistence Committee, which she will co-chair with Peter Barger, associate academic dean and director of institutional effectiveness and professor of economics and finance.

Sluis earned a bachelor of arts degree in sociology from North Central College in 1999 and a master of arts in higher education and student affairs from Indiana University. She began working at North Central College in 2006 as director of residence life and later served as assistant dean for student life. Previously she served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ghana, West Africa, and worked as a residence hall director at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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