Dr. Eric Arneson
Vice President for Student Affairs
As the Vice President of Student Affairs (VPSA), Dr. Arneson provides leadership and
direction for much of the co-curricular student experience at KSU. He serves as the
chief student advocate and expert on campus and provides direct counsel to President
Whitten and other key leaders in championing student success. Dr. Arneson will foster
student engagement and success by oversight of divisional departments; Dean of Students,
Cultural and Community Centers, Counseling and Psychological Services, Fraternity
and Sorority Life, Student-Athlete Support Services, Sports and Recreation, CARE Services,
Center for Young Adult Addiction and Recovery, Military and Veteran Services, Parent
and Family Programs, Student Leadership and Services, among other areas all dedicated
to creating engaging, inclusive, and supportive communities for our students.
Dr. Arneson joins KSU after serving as the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and
Campus Climate at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. He previously worked in
high level Student Affairs positions at Florida International University, University
of Miami, University of Illinois and others. He has been very involved in professional
associations in leadership positions and has facilitated workshops and trainings nationally
on Student Affairs related topics such as leadership development, communication, creating
inclusive communities, and navigating career progression. He is recognized as an
expert in Student Affairs and student engagement.
Dr. Arneson holds a doctorate in Higher Education from Florida International University,
a Masters of Arts in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University,
and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse.