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At UB, students are #1.

Through purposeful programs and services, Student Affairs supports all UB students in their journey to successfully navigate their college experience, develop as citizens and critical thinkers, and prepare for careers in an evolving marketplace.


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UB is a proud part of the Baltimore Collegetown Network. Visit the organization's website to learn more about life as a college student in Baltimore.

Meet the student affairs leadership

  • Shelia Higgs Burkhalter
    Shelia Higgs Burkhalter

    Vice President, Division of Student Affairs

    What do you do at UB?
    I provide strategic and innovative leadership, as well as guidance and oversight of student learning, growth and development, student success and student services at UB. I also participates in all aspects of institution-wide planning in support of the mission and goals of the University, including meeting the needs of a diverse student population and creating a learning environment where all students have the opportunity to succeed. I have over 20 years of experience working in both private and public institutions of higher education.

    What do you love best about UB?
    I enjoy working at UB because of the diversity of students and experiences. I think personal narratives are an important foundational element as students embark upon the educational journey. I take great joy in hearing students’ stories and helping them craft future chapters.

    Top 5 Strengths: Self-Assurance | Focus | Activator | Achiever | Communication

    Connect on LinkedIn | | 410.837.4271

  • kathy anderson
    Kathleen K. Anderson

    Dean of Students, Office of Community Life and the Dean of Students

    What do you do at UB?
    I oversee areas providing student support, including the Achievement and Learning Center, the Counseling Center, the Center for Educational Access and Residence Life. My office handles the resolution of student conduct concerns, both academic and behavioral, and coordinates the commencement ceremonies. I also serve as the deputy Title IX coordinator, handling issues of sexual misconduct that involve students.

    What do you love best about UB?
    Baltimore is home for me. I was born just down the street and have spent most of my life in or around the city. It's been exciting to watch the midtown Baltimore area grow over the years into the exciting, vibrate area it is today, with so many UB students living in the area. The best part of UB? It's definitely the students! 

    Top 5 Strengths: Developer | Relator | Learner | Responsibility | Belief | 410.837.4755

  • bill schnirel
    William Schnirel

    Executive Director of Student Development, Henry and Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Center for Student Involvement

    What do you do at UB?
    I oversee the Rosenberg Center for Student Involvement, Campus Recreation and Wellness, the Diversity and Culture Center, the Student Center and the Student Ambassadors program. With more than 18 years of experience in higher education, I provide a hands-on, experiential learning approach to student involvement programs and student leadership opportunities.

    What do you love best about UB?
    As an educator I enjoy being part of students' UB experience, assisting them in their endeavors and witnessing their successes. I'm an avid Baltimore Orioles fan and can often be found at Camden Yards taking in a game with my family. I believe strongly in the Plato quote, "You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation."

    Top 5 Strengths: Strategic | Command | Relator | Self-Assurance | Arranger

    Connect on LinkedIn | | 410.837.5592

  • ray mccree
    Ray McCree

    Director of Operations and Development, Division of Student Affairs

    What do you do at UB?
    I provide leadership and strategic direction in the areas of fiscal and human resource management, fundraising and external relations. I also serve as the primary source for establishing and cultivating relationships with parents, alumni, foundations and corporations to enrich student success and promote personal development through philanthropy. 

    What do you love best about UB?
    I enjoy engaging and supporting students at UB that strive to change their way of life personally and professionally. Education is a life changing and transformative experience!

    Top 5 Strengths: Activator | Consistency | Connected | Developer | Arranger

    Connect on LinkedIn | | 410.837.6807

30 most promising places to work in student affairsThe Student Affairs unit within the University of Baltimore Division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs was named one of the 2014 “30+ Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs” by the Center for Inclusion, Diversity and Academic Success at The Ohio State University and was featured in the March 27 issue of Diverse Issues in Higher Education.

Read more about recent student affairs achievements at UB.

Last Published 10/2/15