Jill Stratton, PhD, has been named associate dean of undergraduate residential learning at Washington University in St. Louis, effective immediately.
Sharon Stahl, PhD, vice chancellor for students, said Stratton’s new title reflects both the important role she plays in the university community as well as her expanding responsibilities.
“Jill has been a great collaborator across the university over the past 20 years,” Stahl said. “She has encouraged students, faculty and staff to create opportunities to carry the learning that takes place in the classroom, the laboratory, the library, and the field into the activities that happen in the residential areas, in the campus community, and in the communities beyond campus.
In her new role, Stratton will oversee and promote the concept of living and learning for students in Washington University residential communities.
In addition, she will continue to direct the Faculty Fellows and Faculty Associate programs, direct the university’s First Year Reading Program, collaborate with Stahl on the Danforth Scholars Program and work closely with the four undergraduate divisions to support interdisciplinary initiatives that flow from both the Office of the Provost and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Students. She also will continue teaching.
“I am excited for this new opportunity to partner with the academic deans and the faculty to strengthen the connection between the residential communities and the classroom experience,” Stratton said.
“Washington University models the way for creative collaborations both inside and outside the classroom, and I look forward to working with faculty, staff and students to continue this strong tradition of holistic student engagement.”