Dixie State University

Student Affairs

MESSAGE FROM THE VICE PRESIDENT OF STUDENT AFFAIRS

Dixie State University embodies “active learning. active life.” by creating environments that celebrate education inside and outside the classroom, on and off campus.  As such, the Division of Student Affairs is committed to the design and delivery of services, programs, and experiences that enhance student learning and support our mission.

Our dedicated team of employees works in close partnership with DSU faculty and staff from across campus to provide a collaborative and comprehensive learning experience that fulfills the trailblazing spirit and vision of our institution’s founders. Students are the center of our work, and you will discover that at DSU, students are often the ones to initiate, plan, and implement many of our programs and events.

As a division, we value a longstanding and valued partnership with Academic Affairs.  Campus programs and experiences in the Student Affairs Division are designed to purposefully help students integrate their curricular and co-curricular experiences as they seek meaning and purpose in their lives.

Student Affairs staff members are committed to fostering a positive campus climate, building a sense of community, and providing the essential support needed for students, faculty, and staff to develop and thrive.  This is accomplished through offering each prospective and current member of our DSU community the utmost level of respect, care, and concern.

I encourage you to visit the various department websites within Student Affairs to learn more about how we engage students, foster a positive campus climate, and create a sense of community.  I welcome feedback and hope you will contact me or any other member of the Student Affairs team if we can be of assistance.  Welcome to Dixie State University!

Sincerely,

Del W. Beatty, M. Ed.
Vice President for Student Affairs

Senior Leadership Team for Student Affairs

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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Student Affairs Organizational Chart

Student Affairs Strategic Plan

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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Dean of Students Office

Empowering students to be more intentional in their education, career path, and life.

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MEET THE VICE PRESIDENT

Del W. Beatty was appointed VP of Student Affairs in March 2021.  In this role, he is the chief Student Affairs officer for the university and serves on the president’s senior staff.  He is responsible for all aspects of student life at the university, and he oversees 12 departments that provide services, programs, and experiences to support student learning, strengthen campus life, and create a thriving sense of community.

Del has been employed with the university since 2008 — as the Assistant Vice President for Student Engagement and Dean of Students.  During that time, he launched multiple university initiatives including the conception of the Booth Wellness Center (emotional and medical services), establishing the DSU Food Pantry, creating a Struggling Student Fund, becoming the first public smoke and tobacco free campus in Utah, and many others.

Del has created several successful student leadership programs, and throughout his career, he has served as an instructor for undergraduate leadership courses at three universities. His research and writing interests include civic engagement, leadership development, co-curricular involvement, and student affairs in higher education.

Prior to his arrival at DSU, Del held administrative leadership roles at Utah State University Eastern and Southern Utah University, with oversight and supervision for a variety of student affairs functional areas, including student conduct, leadership development, student activities, clubs and organizations, student government advising, fraternity/sorority life, entertainment programs, academic advising, enrollment services, and financial aid.

Del is a frequent presenter at state and national conferences, is a former regional chair of the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) Board, an active member of the Red Rock Rotary, a past member of the American Cancer Society Board, and a current member of Family Healthcare Board.

Del received a B.A. in vocal performance, an M.Ed. in Education, and he is in the final stages for the completion of his doctorate degree in Organizational Leadership from Northcentral University.  Mr. Beatty is a southern Utah native, and he currently resides in St. George, UT.

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Meet Our Team

DEL BEATTY

Vice President for Student Affairs

Email: beatty@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-652-7514

Office: Gardner 202

Tom Picklesimer

Special Assistant to the VP of Student Affairs for Operations and Support Services

Email: picklesimer@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-652-7709

Office: Gardner 202

Deb Millet

Executive Assistant for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Email: millet@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-652-7514

Office: Gardner 202A

Ali Threet

Dean of Students / AVP

Email: threet@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-652-7514

Office: Gardner 202