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Vice President Lori McDonald

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For scheduling contact:

Amanda North

Phone: 801-581-7793

201 Presidents Circle, Rm 206
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-9014

Leadership Team


In addition to providing outstanding value in higher education, the University of Utah places high importance on the well-being of our student body. I am honored to lead, alongside my leadership team, a group of dedicated, talented professionals who do just that. 

The vision of Student Affairs at the U is for all students to discover their passion, people, and purpose. Comprised of nearly 20 individual departments, Student Affairs encourages U students to participate in the creation of their own campus culture. Collaboratively working alongside professional staff, student leaders, and academic partners, we strive for all members of our community not only feel welcomed but are fully incorporated into university life. 

Our mission is to support student well-being and success. We do this with a strategic focus on:  

  • Student support and advocacy 
  • Operational excellence 
  • Student engagement 
  • Inclusive excellence 

Our campus is thriving, with exciting new opportunities on the way. President Randall's College Town Magic  vision will enhance housing, amenities, and learning opportunities, creating endless possibilities for our university. While we embrace our campus's growth and progress, we want you to know that your well-being and success remain at the forefront of our priorities. As our campus continues to evolve, Student Affairs will be here to support our students—the most important part of our college town.  

Throughout your time at the U, always remember that you are not alone on this journey. Our offices are a support network that values your individuality and is here to assist you every step of the way. We look forward to providing the resources and support that not only adapt to your needs but also make you feel seen, valued, and connected at the U. 

On behalf of Student Affairs, I welcome you.

Go Utah!
Lori K. McDonald, PhD
Vice President for Student Affairs

Last Updated: 8/23/23