Horton is Named Assistant VP for Student Affairs

Horton is Named Assistant VP for Student Affairs

By Sean Smith
Staff Writer

Vice President for Student Affairs Kevin P. Duffy has announced that Sheilah Shaw Horton, associate director of AHANA Student Programs since 1990, has been appointed assistant vice president for Student Affairs, effective Nov. 8.

In her new position, Horton will promote and maintain the educational development of students and the professional development of Student Affairs administrators by identifying, evaluating and meeting community needs. Her responsibilities will include collaborating with departments to address Student Affairs goals and objectives, dealing with student services-related issues, coordinating and administering personnel and fiscal systems, and consulting in the hiring of professional staff.

Horton also will coordinate the technology strategic planning process for Student Affairs and represent the Student Affairs vice president on University committees.

"We're very pleased to have Sheilah join us," said Duffy. " One of Sheilah's many strengths is her 14 years of very successful relationships with students in the offices of AHANA Student Programs and Dean for Student Development . That, along with her doctoral training in counseling psychology, will help tremendously in our efforts to better respond to student interests and needs, "

Sheilah Shaw Horton.

"I'm very excited to be staying in this division and to have the opportunity to work on broader issues," said Horton. "In particular, I look forward to using my perspectives on diversity in a wider context across the University. I also will help Student Affairs professionals to think more about technology as an integral part of their jobs. We have the technological resources, but not always the time to think on how to integrate them into our work. I hope to provide some direction in that regard."

Horton joined BC in 1986 as an assistant dean for student development, after serving as a research assistant at Beth Israel Hospital from 1981-84. Since 1997, she has worked as a clinician at the Behavioral Health Collaborative of Roxbury. Her professional experience also includes a stint as a clinical intern at the Boston University Counseling Center and as a relief counselor for the Newton-Wellesley-Weston-Needham Multi-Service Center, Inc.

A 1981 graduate of Emmanuel College, Horton holds master's and doctoral degrees in counseling psychology from Boston College.

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