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Educational Outreach & Student Services


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James Rund
Senior Vice President
Educational Outreach and Student Services
480-965-2200

 

 

Dr. James Rund is Senior Vice President for Educational Outreach and Student Services at Arizona State University (ASU). His responsibilities include oversight of all student services at ASU and university K-12 outreach efforts.

Dr. Rund has served in various administrative capacities at ASU including Dean of Student Development, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, Vice President for University Undergraduate Initiatives, Interim Dean and Director of the Mary Lou Fulton Institute and Graduate School of Education, and Interim Athletic Director for Sun Devil Athletics.

He is also associate professor of Higher Education in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at ASU. Dr. Rund holds his Doctor of Education in Higher and Adult Education from Arizona State University.

 

 

Sharon Smith

Sharon Smith
Vice President of Outreach Partnerships
480-965-2200
 

Dr. Sharon Smith is Vice President of Education Outreach Partnerships at Arizona State University Downtown Phoenix. In an effort to improve individual and collective economic prosperity through education, Smith leads ASU’s efforts to develop a comprehensive approach to outreach to include private and public-sector partnerships. During her tenure at ASU, Dr. Smith served as Dean of Students, West, Associate Dean of Students with responsibility for Student Conduct, ASU TRIO programs and Engagement, as well as various positions as program director and program coordinator for NIH, Department of Education grants and advising pre-health students. Dr. Smith serves as co-principal investigator for five Department of Education TRIO grants totaling over $4 million dollars in funding. Dr. Smith earned her Doctorate in Higher and Postsecondary Education from Arizona State University.

Joanne Vogel

Joanne Vogel
Vice President of Student Services
480-965-2200
 

Dr. Joanne Vogel is Vice President of Student Services with Educational Outreach and Student Services at Arizona State University, where she has responsibility for oversight of student support services and resources, including the Dean of Students Office, student clubs and organizations, international and cultural student engagement, student advocacy, student conduct, and new student and family programs. Prior to ASU, Dr. Vogel filled various administrative and faculty roles at SMU, the University of Central Florida, Stetson University, the Devereux Foundation, and Rollins College.

Dr. Vogel has published and presented on topics related to college counseling, family systems, childhood abuse, compulsive behaviors, domestic violence, heartbreak, bereavement, and relationships. Dr. Vogel co-authored a book on childhood fears, stress, and trauma and a chapter on assessment in couples counseling. Currently, she serves on the editorial board for the Journal for Creativity in Mental Health.

Dr. Vogel earned her A.B. in History and Political Science from Duke University, M.S. in Mental Health Counseling from Stetson University, and Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Central Florida.

Beatriz Rendon

Beatriz Rendon
Vice President of Strategic Initiatives
480-727-5811
 

Beatriz Rendón is Vice President of Strategic Initiatives with Educational Outreach and Student Services at Arizona State University (ASU), where she thrives in developing, implementing and assessing learner-centered educational pathways across PreK-college continuum. Rendón joined ASU in 2010, serving as Vice President of Educational Outreach and Chief Executive Officer of ASU Preparatory Academy, ASU’s innovative, PreK-12 public charter school, currently serving more than 2000 students across a diverse socioeconomic spectrum, “turning around” one of its campuses which was inherited as a failing school in 2009.

Prior to joining ASU in 2010, Beatriz served as Executive Director of Strategic Alliances for the Critical Path Institute, Chief Business Officer for the Tucson Unified School District, and worked 12 years in several executive capacities at the Chicago Public Schools, the third largest school district in the country, including leading “Renaissance 2010,” an initiative to open 100 independently operated schools by 2010. Beatriz is originally from El Paso, Texas. A first-generation college student, Beatriz holds a Juris Doctorate from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, a Masters of Public Policy from the University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Arizona in Political Science.

Julie Young

Julie Young
Vice President
480-965-2200
 

Julie Young is the Vice President of Educational Outreach and Student Services and the Managing Director of ASU Preparatory Academy. Julie is the leading voice for revolutionizing K-12 online education on the global stage. As the founding President and CEO of Florida Virtual School, she and her team grew the organization from a handful of students in 1996 to a highly acclaimed online school using personalized, next generation learning solutions. Young and her team grew FLVS into a diversified, worldwide organization creatively serving over 2 million students in 50 states and 68 countries worldwide.

Julie started her career as an elementary educator, and continues to use that lens today as she designs internationally connected and engaging models of education, that keep students at the center. Julie continues to put her expertise as the leading authority on virtual and online education to use as she advises a number of entrepreneurial education and technology organizations including, USDLA, iNACOL, WGU, DreamBox Learning and beyond.

Julie graduated with a MEd from the University of South Florida following her undergraduate work at the University of Kentucky.

Carmen D’Angelo

Carmen D’Angelo
Deputy Vice President EOSS, Fiscal and Business Services
480-965-2214

Carmen DAngelo is Assistant Vice President for Educational Outreach and Student Services, Fiscal and Business Services, at Arizona State University (ASU). Her responsibilities include oversight of all fiscal, HR, operations, and business services across all EOSS departments and units, as well as direct support of the Senior Vice President’s office.

Carmen has served in various administrative capacities at ASU in the past 18 years of her time here. She started her career in the non-profit and marketing industries before coming to ASU. Carmen has a BS in Justice Studies, BA in Psychology, and MS in Global Technology and Development. Additionally, she also has her national Certified Public Manager (CPM) certification. She is currently pursuing her EDD program at Mary Lou Fulton Teacher’s College. Carmen also volunteers for WACUBO, assisting with planning events.

Amy McGrath

Amy McGrath
Deputy Vice President
480-965-2200
 

Amy McGrath is the Deputy Vice President of Educational Outreach and Student Services for Arizona State University and Chief Operating Officer of ASU Prep and ASU Prep Digital, ASU’s K12 network of schools. With over 15 years of experience exploring innovation and personalized learning in the field, she has a rich background which ranges from school design to marketing strategy and educational policy. A nationally recognized educational technologist, Amy prioritizes learner-centered models, and works to increase access to high quality learning for every student, regardless of zip code. Amy has her Bachelor of Science and MEd from the University of South Florida, and she is happily married with three children who keep her weekends eventful on the side-line of a soccer field.

Vanessa Ruiz

Vanessa Ruiz
Deputy Vice President for Outreach Partnerships
480-965-2200
 
 

Vanessa Ruiz is the Deputy Vice President for Outreach Partnerships within Educational Outreach and Student Services at Arizona State University. In her current role, Ruiz leads several teams creating a vision to develop and implement strategic partnerships with non-profits, K-12 schools, foundations, corporate partners, faith-based leaders, and other community stakeholders to advance the educational attainment and economic opportunity for underserved communities Previously, as director for diversity initiatives and community engagement, Vanessa Ruiz led ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication's strategy and tactical planning for recruiting and retaining diverse faculty, staff and students, as well as first-generation college students. She also served as the lead instructor for all ethics and diversity courses, worked with student clubs and organizations to ensure they are diverse and inclusive and designed ongoing professional development and leadership pathways for faculty and faculty associates in diversity, equity and inclusion. As a three-time Emmy award-winning broadcast journalist, Vanessa also taught on-air skills to Cronkite News students, preparing them for professional success while leading the charge on changing industry standards relevant to what journalists should look and sound like on air.

Cassandra Aska

Cassandra Aska
Deputy Vice President, Student Services and Dean of Students, Tempe
480-965-6547
 

Cassandra Aska is Deputy Vice President, Student Services and Dean of Students at Arizona State University’s Tempe campus. Prior to transitioning to her current role, Dr. Aska served as Dean of Students at ASU’s West campus and as the Associate Dean of Students both at the West and Downtown Phoenix locations, the Assistant Dean of Students and Director for Student Engagement at the Downtown Phoenix location, as well as Assistant Director for Residential Life and Coordinator for Student Leadership Programs at the Tempe location.

Throughout her 15+ years at ASU, Dr. Aska has spearheaded university initiatives that advance student involvement, responsibility, service, inclusion, and overall success.

With more than 20 years of experience in higher education, her focus centers on connecting students to their passions, while supporting their academic success through policy, practices, programs, facilities, and services. Cassandra earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from St. Johns Fisher College, a Master of Education in Counseling and Student Personnel Services from University of Maryland College Park, and her Doctor of Education in Leadership and Innovation from Arizona State University.

Kendra Hunter

Kendra Hunter
Deputy Vice President, Student Services
480-543-8157
 
 

Dr. Kendra Hunter is a thought-leader in Student Affairs with proven success in collaborating across the academy to provide opportunities for transformative learning and student success in higher education. Her vision is that every student has a genuine relationship with a staff member at the university and through cross academy collaborations we provide students opportunities for learning, growth and success.

Lance Harrop

Lance Harrop
Dean of Students, Polytechnic 
480-727-1368
 

Over the past 20 years, Lance Harrop has served students at Arizona State University in several leadership positions. He currently serves as the Dean of Students at the ASU Polytechnic campus and Executive Director of ASU’s Disability Resource Center, which serves students with disabilities across all ASU locations. Lance began his tenure at the ASU Tempe campus in 1996 before transitioning to Downtown Phoenix in 2006 to help establish the new ASU Downtown Phoenix campus. He has also served as Assistant Director and Director of the Disability Resource Center and Associate Dean of Students at the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus. Lance prides himself as an educator and has a passion for student success. Additionally, he is either currently or has previously served in various roles within the community, including serving on the board of advisors for Disability Compliance for Higher Education. Lance holds a Master of Education degree in Higher Education Leadership from Northern Arizona University, and is currently pursuing his Doctorate degree in Leadership Innovation from Arizona State University.

Lisa Joyner

Lisa Joyner
Dean of Students, Downtown Phoenix
602-496-0978
 

Lisa Joyner is Dean of Students at Arizona State University’s Downtown Phoenix campus. In this role, she is responsible for creating a comprehensive student experience through fostering academic and personal success for all students. Prior to joining ASU, Dean Joyner served in leadership roles in Health Promotion Services and student success at large higher education institutions across the U.S.

Regina Matos

Regina Matos
Dean of Students, West
602-543-8147
 

Dr. Regina Matos is Dean of Students at ASU’s West campus. In this role, she is responsible for creating a comprehensive student experience that supports student success and meaningful, student-centered experiences. Prior to transitioning to her current role, Dr. Matos served as Associate and Assistant Dean of Students at ASU’s Polytechnic campus, Director of New Student and Family Programs and in other leadership roles with student services. She holds a Doctor of Education in Leadership and Innovation from Arizona State University.

Aaron Krasnow

Aaron Krasnow
Associate Vice President of Counseling and Health Services
480-727-6884

Dr. Aaron Krasnow is Associate Vice President, ASU Health Services and Counseling Services. He is responsible for Health and Counseling Services for all ASU campuses as well as leading efforts in ensuring student emotional and psychological well-being, and supervision of ASU Wellness. Aaron began his tenure at Arizona State University in 2003 with various roles within ASU Counseling. In 2010 he moved into the role of Dean of Students at ASU's Polytechnic campus and served in this role until 2014. Aaron is an Arizona-licensed Clinical Psychologist and has been an instructor in ASU’s Fulton Colleges of Engineering and Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. Aaron has published on the treatment of anxiety disorders and presented nationally on topics such as counseling center management, suicide prevention, clinical service innovation, and student services best practice. He is also the former Chair of the American Psychological Association, Division 17 Section on College and University Counseling Centers. Aaron received a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Clark University.

Safali Patel

Safali Patel
Associate Vice President
480-965-2200
 

Safali Patel Evans serves as the Associate Vice President and Chief of Staff to the Senior Vice President for Educational Outreach and Student Services. In her role, she is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Office of the Senior Vice President and works closely with the senior leadership team to ensure strategic objectives and priorities are being advanced. Additionally she coordinates New Student and Family Programming, fiscal, human resource and data needs and serves as the Deputy Title IX Coordinator for students. Safali began her tenure at ASU in 1994 serving in various roles with Greek Life and Student Activities and she has also served as the Assistant Director for Undergraduate Admissions and helped to launch a unique certificate program in the W. P. Carey School of Business in partnership with the Ford Motor Company. Safali holds a Masters of Higher Education degree from Arizona State University.