Student Affairs and Student Access & Success Division History
Current Vice President
On May 25, 2023, Weber State University’s Board of Trustees Executive Committee approved the selection of Jessica Oyler as the inaugural vice president of Student Access & Success.
Since arriving at WSU in 2008, Oyler has held numerous leadership roles in Human Resources and Student Affairs. She currently serves as associate provost of Enrollment Management & Student Success, where she oversees over 90 employees in Admissions, Office of the Registrar, High School Dual Enrollment, Financial Aid & Scholarships, and the Student Success Center.
Oyler holds a Ph.D. in educational leadership and policy from the University of Utah, a master’s degree in postsecondary educational leadership from San Diego State University, and a bachelor’s degree in agricultural food and life sciences from the University of Arkansas.
Sensing a need for an intense study of the many components of student services and the need to integrate the efforts of the various units, a long range planning committee was established early in the spring of 1977. The long range plan recommended bringing all existing student services units together under a Vice President. The concept of a Division of Student Affairs was first approved by President Rodney Brady. He left the school during the search process for a Vice President in Spring of 1985, and the concept was put on hold.
In May of 1986 President Stephen Nadauld reopened the search with the following units included: School Services, Admissions, Financial Aid, Scholarships, Registration, Records, Graduation, Orientation and Academic Advisement, Career Planning and Placement, Counseling, Special Student Services, Health Center, Food Service, Housing and Residential Halls, Student Facility Operation, Student Activities, Union Building.
Units such as the bookstore, Services for Women Students, Services for International Students, Services for Multicultural Students, Art Services, Games Area, Wilderness Recreation, Mail Service, Student Governance, Services for Physically Challenged, Learning centers, Student Support Services, and Greek Organizations were all subsets of the above mentioned.
New division created for Student Access & Success (SAS). This division aligns areas of Enrollment Management & Student Success with areas that fell under the former Student Affairs division. The vice president of SAS position replaces the vice president of Student Affairs and will report dually to the president and provost.
Past Vice Presidents
Brett Perozzi, Ph.D.: 2017 - 2022
Janet C. Winniford, Ph.D.: 2006 - 2017
Toni Weight: 2004 - 2006
Anand K. Dyal-Chand: 1998 - 2004
Marie Kotter: 1986 - 1998