News - Student Life

Nichole Sherman
June 9, 2022 • Posted in , ,

Sherman Named Director of Student Engagement

Nichole Sherman has joined the University of the Ozarks’ Office of Student Affairs as the new director of student engagement. Sherman, who started at Ozarks on June 1, will be responsible for planning, implementing and assessing major campus events and traditions to promote the retention and persistence of Ozarks’ students. She will oversee the areas […]

January 12, 2022 • Posted in , ,

Updated Mask Requirements for Spring 2022

As covid-19 numbers continue to rise in Johnson County and around the country, Ozarks has implemented a mask mandate for all students, staff, and faculty. This means that in all indoor public spaces on campus, everyone will be required to wear a mask.  Students will not be required to wear their masks in their resident […]

Casie Ballard Named RH Director for MacLean Hall
November 4, 2021 • Posted in , ,

Ballard ’21 Named RH Director for MacLean Hall

Casie Ballard, a 2021 University of the Ozarks graduate, has been named the new residence hall director for MacLean Hall. She began her new job on Nov. 1. Originally from Cabot, Ark., Ballard graduated with degrees in business administration and English and a minor in psychology. She earned Summa Cum Laude honors and also served […]

Shaw to Lead Ozarks Outdoors
September 22, 2021 • Posted in , , ,

Shaw to Lead Ozarks Outdoors Program

Darrell Shaw III has been named the new director of Ozarks Outdoors, the outdoor education and recreation program at University of the Ozarks. He will begin his new duties on Oct. 1. A native of Lamar, Ark., Shaw served as director of outdoor education and recreation at Lyon College in Batesville, Ark., from 2013 to […]

Send Silence Packing
September 13, 2021 • Posted in ,

National Exhibit to Bring Suicide Awareness to Campus Sept. 27

University of the Ozarks will host the powerful suicide awareness exhibit “Send Silence Packing” on Monday, Sept. 27, on the campus mall. The national traveling exhibit is presented by Active Minds, a Washington, D.C. organization dedicated to raising awareness of suicide and mental health issues. The exhibit is being held in conjunction with National Suicide […]

Terri Thomas
May 25, 2021 • Posted in ,

Terri Thomas Will Serve as Dean of Students at University of the Ozarks

University of the Ozarks has named Terri Thomas as its new dean of students. Her duties at Ozarks begin July 1, 2021. Thomas has served as the assistant director of academic success at Hendrix College. She is passionate about creating equitable opportunities and improving curricular and co-curricular experiences for students. After graduating from University of […]

Nicole England
October 26, 2020 • Posted in ,

England Moves to Director of Student Life

Nicole (Justice) England will become the University’s new director of student life, effective this week. A 2018 graduate of Ozarks, England has served in the University’s Office of Admission as the international program and global outreach manager since July 2019. In her new position, she will serve as the chief student life officer and will […]

Jeremy Wilhelmi
September 23, 2020 • Posted in , ,

Rev. Wilhelmi Named to APCU Board

University of the Ozarks Chaplain Rev. Jeremy Wilhelmi has been appointed by the Presbyterian College Chaplains Association (PCCA) to represent the group on the board of directors of the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities (APCU). Wilhelmi is filling an unexpired term on the board due to the departure of the current president of the […]

COVID-19 Update
March 14, 2020 • Posted in , , , ,

University Cancels Classes, Moves Online March 30

University of the Ozarks is extending Spring Break and cancelling all classes, effective immediately, for the next two weeks to best protect students and the broader community in response to risks associated with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Classes will resume on Monday, March 30, in an all-online method of delivery and continue online for the […]