Evergreen Welcomes New Vice President for Student Affairs

September 6, 2013

Wendy Endress Image(Olympia, WA) Successfully concluding a search process that drew applicants from across the nation, The Evergreen State College recently named Wendy Endress, Ph.D., as its new vice president for student affairs.

Endress has more than 20 years of experience in student affairs at both public and private institutions. At Evergreen since 2007, Endress served as the executive associate to the vice president for student affairs as well as interim director of recreation and athletics. Prior to Evergreen, Endress was at Portland State University as dean of students and associate vice provost for student affairs. She holds a doctorate in college student personnel from the University of Maryland, as well as a Master of Arts from Bowling Green State University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Union College.

“Wendy brings a deep commitment to student access and success in higher education as well as depth and breadth in leading student affairs,” said Evergreen President Thomas L. “Les” Purce.

Endress succeeds Art Costantino, who held the position from 1992 until his retirement this summer. The vice president for student affairs, one of four vice president positions at Evergreen, oversees enrollment, student and academic support services, residential and dining services, recreation and athletics, and police services.

The Evergreen State College is a nationally acclaimed public liberal arts and sciences college known for its distinctive interdisciplinary, student-centered approach to academics.