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Eric Booth has been named at Iowa Wesleyan University’s dean of students. He previously served as the university’s assistant dean of students and director of residential life.
Booth started at the university in 2021, and has more than 20 years of experience in student development.
He grew up in Southeast Iowa and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from William Penn University in Oskaloosa. He earned his Master of Arts Degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio in adult and higher education with a concentration in higher education administration in 2006.
“I am very excited to step into the dean of students role here at Iowa Wesleyan,” Booth said. Since the moment I stepped foot on campus, I knew IW was a special university, and I am fortunate to get to serve our students in this new position.
“I am looking forward to creating a program that is focused on student engagement. I want to make a program where we are connected to the students and the community,” said Booth. “We want the students to have a great residential experience, because this is their home away from home. We want to get students engaged both on campus and in the community. This is an exciting time at IW, we are seeing a higher residential population, and we have more opportunities to increase connections with the communities.”
“We are excited to elevate Eric to the Dean of Students position,” said Iowa Wesleyan President Chris Plunkett. “After a national search, he was the best fit for our community given his active engagement with students and his extensive experience in residential life, student activities, disability services, and student conduct. I am confident our students and community will benefit from his support and leadership.”