January 02, 2013

New Vice President for Student Affairs joins Rivier University

Rivier University is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Kurt W. Stimeling as Vice President for Student Affairs.

Stimeling comes to Rivier as an experienced student affairs officer, currently serving for the last six years as Dean of Students at Clarkson University, Potsdam, N.Y. Prior to that appointment, he served as Associate Dean of Students at St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minn. and Assistant Dean of Students at Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colo. Stimeling holds a Master of Science from Illinois State University and a Bachelor of Arts from St. Olaf College.

“I am delighted to announce that Kurt W. Stimeling has accepted Rivier’s invitation to serve as Vice President for Student Affairs,” said Sister Paula Marie Buley, IHM, Rivier’s President. “His broad experience in student affairs includes residence life, student programming, facility development and campus security. Most especially, he has demonstrated a commitment to student learning, leadership and development within a faith-based community.”

“We are looking forward to welcoming Kurt Stimeling to Rivier,” said Paula Randazza, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs. “His extensive knowledge and past experience will surely be beneficial in all facets of student affairs planning and programming here at the University.”

“It's an exciting time to be joining Rivier, and I look forward to working with the students and the rest of the Rivier team,” Stimeling added.

Stimeling was presented with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Award on Jan. 21 for his outstanding leadership while at Clarkson University. Read more here.


Founded in 1933 by the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary, Rivier University is a Catholic institution recognized for distinctive academic programs, offering many of the region’s leading programs at the undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate, and doctoral levels. With Nashua as our home and the world as our classroom, the Rivier experience ensures that students develop leadership skills as well as an awareness and appreciation of diverse cultures in New England and around the world.  

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