WSU Selects New Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs

OGDEN, Utah – Weber State University has chosen Enrique Romo as the new assistant vice president for Student Affairs to help further the goal of making the university a diverse and inclusive organization centered on individual student success.

Romo joined Weber State in 2015 as the executive director for Access & Diversity. In that role, he supervised various programs and initiatives that help underrepresented students access higher education and increase overall retention and graduation rates.

“Dr. Romo's contributions to the WSU community have been exemplary and impactful throughout his time here,” said Brett Perozzi, Student Affairs vice president. “In multiple student retention and support areas, Dr. Romo brings a wealth of both education and experience, which support WSU's essential mission of helping students access higher education.”

Romo will assist in the overall management of the Division of Student Affairs as well as continue to lead Access & Diversity.

“Throughout Student Affairs, the goal is to give students the best experience possible and to make sure they have the tools and resources to help them be successful,” Romo said. “I am excited to continue working to provide students with access, information and opportunities to help them be the best that they can be.”

Romo believes it is important to take students seriously, to validate their experiences and to help them achieve their academic and personal goals. As a first-generation student himself, Romo said he missed out on a number of educational opportunities until he found excellent college mentors. He wants to ensure students receive the support they need as soon as they arrive.

“Weber State is committed to student success and representing the community we serve,” Romo said. “We want students to know they belong, they have representation here, and they can be successful.”

Previously, Romo worked at The University of Texas at Austin in a variety of positions, including as director of Project MALES (Mentoring to Achieve Educational Success) and the Texas Education Consortium for Male Students of Color, where he implemented policies and objectives to ensure the continuation of both initiatives.

Romo earned his Ph.D. in educational administration from The University of Texas at Austin. He also holds a master’s degree from Texas State University (San Marcos, Texas) and a bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at El Paso.

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