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Vice Provost William Stackman

William StackmanWilliam Stackman was appointed as vice provost for student affairs at MU effective July 15.

“I’m thrilled to have Dr. Stackman join the University of Missouri,” said MU Provost Latha Ramchand. “He is a strong leader with a demonstrated track record in higher education. As an MU alumnus, he is familiar with our university, and he has the expertise to provide leadership and vision in administering a comprehensive portfolio of programs.”

Stackman came to Mizzou from the University of Notre Dame, where he served as vice president for student services. In his role at Notre Dame, Stackman oversaw programs such as the McDonald Center for Student Well-Being, the University Counseling Center, Graduate Student Life and University Health Services. Additionally, he chaired the university’s Care team and serves as the deputy Title IX coordinator.

“I’m honored and thrilled to return to my alma mater and serve an institution that has given me so much. When I visited campus during the search process, I was very excited by the energy and enthusiasm surrounding the Student Affairs division,” Stackman said. “To this day, Mizzou is a very special place for me as I formed relationships as a student there that are still near and dear to my heart today.”

Stackman earned a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in parks and recreation administration from the University of Kentucky and the University of Missouri, respectively. He earned a master’s degree in education administration from West Virginia University and completed his doctorate in educational leadership: policy, planning and administration from Boston University.

Prior to his position at Notre Dame, Stackman served as director of student activities at Texas A&M University, dean of Student Affairs at Rhodes College, associate and acting dean of students at Oberlin College, director of Student Activities at Tufts University, associate director of the Illini Union at the University of Illinois, and associate director of Student Activities at Temple University.

At Notre Dame, Stackman made several changes to create more efficient and effective services for students, including integrating the health and wellness units, creating a Center for Student Well-Being, securing a $10 million gift to support mental health efforts and expanding Title IX programs and outreach.