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About

  Dr. Adriane Thompson-Bradshaw

   Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Dr. Adriane Thompson-Bradshaw is Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students at Ohio Northern University.  She is a graduate of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia where she earned a BA in Speech/Mass Media.  She received an MA in Popular Culture and a PhD in American Culture Studies from Bowling Green State University.  

She joined the Ohio Northern University community in 1987 and since that time has served as Director of Programming, Director of Minority Affairs, Director of Multicultural Development Office, Director of the McIntosh Center, Assistant Dean of Students and Associate Dean of Students.  She currently serves on the President's Cabinet as the Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, Advisor to Student Senate, Advisor/Director of the ONU Gospel Ensemble, and host of a weekly gospel radio broadcast on the campus' radio station WONB 94.9 FM. 

    Contact Us:

    Dr. Adriane Thompson-Bradshaw
    Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
    419-772-2433
    a-thompson@onu.edu

    Trudy M. Pitts
    Executive Administrative Specialist
    419-772-2431
    t-pitts@onu.edu

The Role of Student Affairs

  • Support and explain the values, mission and policies of the institution
  • Participate in the governance of the institution and share responsibility for decisions
  • Assess the educational and social experiences of students in order to improve institutional programs
  • Provide and interpret information about students during the development and modification of institutional policies, services, and practices
  • Establish policies and programs that contribute to a safe and secure campus
  • Effectively manage the human, technical and fiscal resources for which the office of Student Affairs is responsible
  • Assist students in successful transition to college
  • Prepare students for successful transition to the professional world
  • Teach students how to resolve individual and group conflicts
  • Encourage development of friendships among students and a sense of community within the institution
  • Help students understand and appreciate racial, ethnic, gender, religious and other differences
  • Design opportunities for student leadership throughout the University
  • Encourage faculty-student interaction in programs and activities
  • Support and advance institutional values by developing and enforcing behavioral standards for students
  • Provide programs and services for students who want to improve their study skills
  • Provide essential services and programs through the student center, orientation, counseling, Chapel, student health, residence life, career services, multicultural development, student activities, information systems, and Greek life, which contribute to the institutional mission and goals
  • Create opportunities for students to experience spiritual development and growth
  • Collaborate and support the functions of academic and non-academic areas
  • Represent all department mission statements

Student Affairs Assumptions and Beliefs

  • The academic mission of the institution is a priority
  • Each student is unique
  • Each person is valued for his or her worth and dignity and contributions to enhancing the University community
  • Bigotry is unacceptable; respect for others is expected
  • Feelings affect thinking and learning
  • Student involvement enhances learning
  • Personal circumstances affect learning
  • Out-of-class environments affect academic performance
  • A supportive and friendly community life helps students learn
  • The freedom to doubt and question must be guaranteed
  • Effective citizenship should be taught
  • Students are responsible for their own lives