DEAN OF STUDENTS

Message from the Dean of Students

Welcome to Rockford University— a community of rich tradition, where our students have many opportunities to make a difference, not only in our campus community but in the world! Like Jane Addams, one of our famous graduates, our students are asked to think critically, act compassionately and embrace the ideals of citizenship. In addition, our students have many opportunities to make connections with their professors as well as many staff members across the campus.

As the Dean of Students, I oversee a number of the departments outside of academics. One of our goals in Student Life is to provide students with programs and services for their growth and development that complement what they learn in the classroom. We feel it is just as important to be successful outside the classroom as it is to be successful inside the classroom. Here, at Rockford University we challenge students to become the best they can be as well as care for them and their personal development.

Student Life is made up of the following departments:

Career Development
Jane Addams Center for Civic Engagement
Lang Center for Health, Wellness, Counseling & Disability Services
Residence Life
Student Activities

I invite our students to stop by the new Student Life Suite 125, located on the first floor of Burpee. Offices include: Student Activities – 125 J; Jane Addams Center for Civic Engagement – 125 H; Career Development – 125 G; Director of Security – 125 F; and Dean of Students – 125 E.

Lisa Hetzel, Ph.D.
Dean of Students

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

Dean of Students
Burpee 1st Floor, Student Life Suite 125
5050 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108
815-226-3398
815-394-5068
Lisa Hetzel, Ph.D.
LHetzel@rockford.edu