November 03, 2009
Rollins College has appointed Karen Hater as dean of Student Affairs, announced Roger Casey, provost and vice president of academic affairs.
Hater, who has more than 31 years of experience in higher education, joined Rollins in 1997 to develop a comprehensive academic support center, which is now The Thomas P. Johnson Student Resource Center (TJ's) and serves hundreds of students annually. She has served as interim Dean of Student Affairs since fall 2008.
"Karen Hater has been a tremendous asset to students at Rollins, both in her work as Director of TJ's and as Interim Dean,” said Casey. “We needed to look no further than the current occupant of the dean's chair to find the right person to fill the long-term needs of the College. Karen is a motivated teacher, excellent administrator, and is the mother of an alumna, too—a perfect combination."
Prior to joining Rollins, Hater held a dual appointment as a member of the faculty in the department of educational psychology and as director of the Office of Learning Assistance in Student Affairs at Miami University.
Hater is an active member of professional organizations including Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (known as NASPA), the National Academic Advisors Association, and the International Dyslexia Association. She holds a bachelor’s and master's degree from The Ohio State University in special education (developmental disabilities at undergrad level and learning and behavioral disabilities at the master's level) and a doctorate from the University of Cincinnati in school psychology and special education.
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