Faulkner Named ASUN Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

NEWPORT, Ark. (2-6-2014) — Arkansas State University-Newport announced Thursday the appointment of Jacqueline A. Faulkner as the college’s new Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs.  Faulkner comes to ASU-Newport from Kentucky State University, where she served as the Assistant Vice President for Retention Management and Advising Services.  She began her duties as Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Feb. 3.

Jacque Faulkner

Jacque Faulkner

Prior to her time at Kentucky State University, Faulkner spent four years as the Director for the Center for Academic Retention and Enrichment Services at the University of Memphis.  In all, she spent 11 years at the University of Memphis in various capacities, including serving as Director of TRIO – Student Support Services.  She began her career in higher education in 1995 as an Admissions Assistant at Jackson State University before accepting a position as a Graduate Research Assistant at UM in 1998.  She also spent two years as the Director of Student Housing at LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis

Faulkner earned her Bachelor of Arts in English, with a minor in Education from Jackson State University, and her Master of Science in Leadership and Policy Studies, with concentration in Higher and Adult Education from the University of Memphis.  She recently completed coursework for her Doctorate of Education in Higher Education, with concentration in Higher and Adult Education from the University of Memphis.

Faulkner is also the recipient of many awards, has been invited to present at numerous seminars and conferences and is a member of numerous professional associations and committees.

“I am very excited to be joining the Arkansas State University-Newport family,” said Faulkner.  “Student affairs administration, student retention and academic administration have all played a major role in my past five professional appointments.  I look forward to using those experiences to ensure student development and success at ASU-Newport.  I have a passion for working with students and I am excited about the opportunity to work with the students on all three of our campus locations.”

As Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Faulkner will provide strategic direction and work collaboratively to support service missions such as student activities, counseling, financial aid, disability services, recruitment, retention, enrollment management, orientation and student development.  She will also plan, develop, manage and administer programs and strategies for enrollment management and student affairs that support the college’s strategic plan and mission. Faulkner will work with college leadership to develop and implement a comprehensive strategic plan to recruit, retain and serve ASUN’s vibrant and diverse student body.

“I am very happy to introduce Mrs. Faulkner as our new Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs,” said ASUN Chancellor Dr. Sandra Massey.  “Her experiences and background make her perfectly suited for this position and we are certainly eager for her to begin.  Additionally, it was apparent that her enthusiasm and attitude were contagious when she met with the various student and staff groups on all three of our campuses during the interview process.”