Dixie State University

Student Affairs

Enrollment Management

The Enrollment Management division provides collaborative leadership in planning, developing, and leading strategic enrollment initiatives that support the institutional mission and values.

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Student Engagement

Find ways to get involved on campus and get the help you need through the Student Engagement division, which offers everything from clubs and service learning to the Disability Resource Center.

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Student Success

We want to help you prepare for college in our TRIO Talent Search and Upward Bound programs; start off strong in college with a top-notch orientation program, peer coaching, student success courses, TRIO Student Support Services, early alert system, career services, and collaboration across campus to promote student retention and graduation.

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Student Inclusiveness

Student inclusiveness departments provide historically underrepresented students with opportunities and resources through the Multicultural and Inclusion Center, International Student Services, the LGBTQ+ Resource Center, the Women’s Resource Center, and the Veteran Success Center.

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Senior Leadership Team for Student Affairs

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Student Affairs Strategic Plan


On behalf of the Division of Student Affairs, I am pleased to welcome you to Dixie State University. Our Division is comprised of four major areas: Enrollment Management, Student Success and Co-Curricular Assessment, Dean of Students/Student Engagement, and Student Inclusiveness. Please visit each of these areas on our website to better familiarize yourself with our awesome programs and services.

Our mission is to impact each student at DSU with a transformative set of out of class experiences that prepare you to be a productive and global citizen. These experiences are synchronized with the academic curriculum to provide you with a holistic education. I hope you will take advantage of the many programs in our Division to make your life at DSU truly unforgettable. Student engagement is a critical key to your success and will make your experience at DSU memorable.

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We are committed to serving each prospective, current and graduated member of our DSU student community with the utmost level of care and concern. If you encounter anything other than excellence, or if your experience with our programs is so awesome as to warrant exceptional recognition, please do not hesitate to contact my office to share your experience. Welcome to Dixie State University.

Peter Gitau, Ph.D
Vice President for Student Affairs
Dixie State University


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Meet Our Team

Peter Gitau, Ph.D.

Vice President for Student Affairs

Email: gitau@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-879-4713

Office: Holland 175

Tom Picklesimer

Director of Planning & Operations

Email: picklesimer@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-652-7709

Office: Holland 198

Tosha Onani

Student Affairs Executive Assistant

Email: Tosha.Onani@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-879-4633

Office: Holland 173C