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SSU Students Find Support During COVID-19

By Audrey Stratton | Local Happenings

The Student Life Department at Shawnee State University is a major support system for the students on campus. From the time they step foot on campus freshman year to the time they leave, they join a family with memories to last a lifetime.


Tiffany Hartman is the director of Student Life. They are responsible for many initiatives that support the mission of SSU. These things include their annual Weekend of Welcome “WOW”(for incoming freshmen), Celebrating Student Success (for sophomores and juniors), and the Bear Necessities Pantry (a service that helps students struggling with food insecurity and hunger).


When talking to alumni, they often get the feedback that they are the reason they were able to excel in college. Student Life has many departments that fall under them. These include: the Office of Diversity & Inclusion, the Women’s & Gender Equity Center, Student Government Association, Fraternity & Sorority Life, Student Programming Board, and all of the Student Organizations.


Their team is made up of Administrative Assistant, Jonna Cook, the Student Life and Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator, Marlita Cadogan, and the Women’s & Gender Equity Center Coordinator, Christina Baker. Marcie Simms, the Dean of Students, oversees the Student Life Department.