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About the Division of Student Life

Recently recognized in 2021 and 2022 as one of the “Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs” by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, the Division of Student Life comprises 14 units and 193 full-time staff who provide a multitude of nationally recognized co-curricular experiences and services in the areas of career readiness, engagement, equity and inclusion, and wellbeing for undergraduate and graduate students.

2022 Most Promising places to work in student affairs award
Diverse Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs 2021
Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs 2021 and 2022

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full-time staff members


student and miscellaneous wage employees


functional areas of service


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Student Life Prospectus

The University of Delaware seeks experienced, innovative, strategic leaders to join our Division of Student Life team.

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Student Life’s Mission, Vision and Values

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About the Division of Student Life

High-Priority Initiatives

Student Life team members contribute to our division’s high-priority initiatives:

Portfolios Guiding our Work

Student Life is organized into five programmatic and three operational portfolios.


  • Student Experience & Belonging
  • Student Support & Advocacy
  • Student Culture & Equity
  • Student Wellbeing
  • Post-graduate & Student Success Integration


  • Strategic Initiatives
  • Business Operations
  • Student Life Development & Alumni Engagement
José-Luis Riera interim vice president for student life at University of Delaware

“The student experience, we believe, will continue to be a differentiator for college-going students in the coming decade. We work to stay fresh and invite new ways of conceiving of student affairs on campus.”

Dr. José-Luis Riera,
Vice President for Student Life

I love working at UD because of the supportive, positive, and collaborative environments created within the Division of Student Life! I always appreciate how everyone is willing to help, not afraid to try something new, or willing to support a program when needed.

Kelli Murray

Assistant Director, Orientation & Transition Programs

I love working for the University of Delaware Division of Student Life because I like contributing to initiatives that support the holistic development of our students. Doing good work with like-minded people who are dedicated to our students’ growth and positive experiences makes my work feel less like a job and more like a valued mission.

Tracy Willman

Administrative Assistant, Career Center

Recent Awards & Recognition

  • 2021 & 2022 “Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs” by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
  • Seal of Prevention by the Campus Prevention Network
  • Outstanding Leadership Program and Educator Workshops by the Association of Leadership Educators
  • Gold Award for Leadership Programming by the NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education
  • Innovation in Housing & Residence Life by ACPA-College Student Educators International
  • Two awards for Outstanding Accomplishments by the Northeast Greek Leadership Association
  • Five “Steal This Idea” Awards from ACUI
  • Two Annuit Cœptis Emerging Leaders designated by ACPA-College Student Educators International
  • Staff holding national and regional leadership positions in ACUI, Student Affairs Assessment Leaders
UD Delaware's Top Employer

Employee Benefits

  • Holidays and paid time away from work
  • Retiree benefits and employer contribution matching
  • Tuition benefits
  • Career development
  • Health and life insurance
  • Health, wellbeing and fitness resources

See what makes UD Delaware’s top employer.