Vice President's Welcome

You're now a part of our campus community, where you and your educational experience are valued. This experience includes rigorous academic programs and quality out-of-classroom experiences.

We have a strong network of dedicated faculty and staff who are committed to supporting you as you progress from your first year of college through graduation. You have done all the right things to get to this point: you've worked hard and made your education a priority. Now that you're here there are countless opportunities to make connections with others and develop your own sense of belonging.

As you begin your SSU journey, I ask you to keep in mind the expectations the University and I have of you as Sonoma State students. Every campus community member has a responsibility to maintain the high level of integrity, respect, and excellence that is characteristic of all who live, learn, and teach at this institution.

All of us in Student Affairs want to make your experience a memorable one and hope that you take advantage of all that SSU has to offer.

Michael Dennis Young, Ph.D.
Interim Vice President for Student Affairs
and Chief Student Affairs Officer

Our Mission

The Division of Student Affairs is comprised of a number of independent yet interconnected departments responsible for helping students build an SSU presence that complements their academic experience.

Focusing on leadership, personal responsibility, self-advocacy, and lifelong learning the Division engages students by developing the personal and professional skills needed to be successful in life.


Please visit our Announcements page for Student Affairs news, event info, details on new or improved student services, and more!

  • Divsion of Student Affairs Organizational Chart

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    Our offices are on the 3rd floor of the Student Center. Office hours are 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.