Heather Ogden named Dean of Students at SUU

Published: October 10, 2019 | Author: David Bishop | Read Time: 1 minutes

Heather OgdenCareer educator Heather Ogden has been named dean of students after spending the past seven years serving in other capacities at Southern Utah University. 

In her new role, Ogden will assist in the oversight, leadership, management, and administration of the Student Affairs areas of the University. 

“Dean Ogden brings a tremendous amount of wisdom, knowledge and care into her support of students and their educational goals,” said Jared Tippets, SUU’s vice president for student affairs. “She will be an incredible advocate for our students, SUU's policies, and the processes that are designed to ensure that all are treated with fairness within our community.”

Before her role as Dean of Students, she served SUU in other capacities for the last seven years, most recently as Director of Ethics & Compliance in the University's Title IX office. Ogden previously served as a faculty member for the College of Education & Human Development and a Lead Advisor. Prior to SUU, she was a guidance counselor in two Utah school districts and an administrator with the Utah Division of Child and Family Services.

As the Dean of Students, I am privileged to serve the students of Southern Utah University, and focus my leadership on creating environments where students can be successful while also advancing positive situations for faculty, staff, and community members in their support of students,” said Dean Ogden. “My goal is to assist in constructing a safe and inclusive campus where students can increase their potential and pursue their educational dreams.”

Dean Ogden replaces Jason Ramirez who moved to another position within the Utah System of Higher Education. She begins her new responsibilities October 16.

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