Caitlin Huckfeldt has been promoted to assistant dean of students and director of residential life at University of the Ozarks, according to Luke Morrill, vice president for student affairs and dean of students.
Huckfeldt has served as director of residential life at Ozarks since January and previously was assistant director of residence life and student engagement at the University. She was hired in July of 2018.
Morrill said Huckfeldt’s new role will include additional leadership responsibilities in areas such as student conduct, title IX and the administration of the Student Affairs office.
“During this upcoming academic year, a leadership position such as this will be incredibly important for Student Affairs and for the students that regularly engage with our office,” Morrill said. “I am excited for Caitlin to serve in this new role and I have no doubt that Caitlin will continue to serve the Student Affairs Office and the Ozarks community at the highest level. “
Huckfeldt said, “I’m incredibly grateful for the opportunity to support our students and the Office of Student Affairs in this new capacity. I’m proud to call Ozarks home, and I feel very fortunate to be investing in such a special community.”
Prior to arriving at Ozarks, Huckfeldt served as a graduate assistant in the Office of Dean of Students at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs, where she also earned a master’s degree in leadership, student affairs in higher education. She earned her bachelor’s degree in social work and Bible and theology at Kuyper College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is currently pursuing a PhD in leadership Studies at University of the Cumberlands.
Huckfeldt also has experience as a social caseworker and as an academic advisor.