Dr. Jen Day Shaw is the Associate Vice President and Dean of Students at the University of Florida, the state’s flagship and a public AAU institution of 52,000 students. Jen’s responsibilities include oversight of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution, Disability Resource Center, New Student and Family Programs (which includes Preview, First Year Florida, the Common Reading program, Convocation, the Gator Parent and Family Association including Family Weekend, and orientations for special populations), the Student Veterans Success Center, Newell Hall Learning Commons, Gator Career Closet, assistance for students in distress (including U Matter We Care, medical withdrawals, and a wide variety of issues resolutions for students, faculty and families) as well as managing the 24-hour crisis/emergency duty for the campus and serving as chair of the Behavioral Consultation Team, the Crisis Response Team, the Protest Team and the Emergency Deans. She serves as the Division of Student Affairs’ liaison to Academic Affairs. Jen also has supervisory responsibility for the Career Resource Center and Student Activities and Involvement. Dr. Shaw teaches in the Student Personnel in Higher Education master’s program and First Year Florida. In 2016, Jen won the NASPA Campus Safety Excellence Award, in 2014 the National Law and Policy Facilitator Award, and in 2015 the Student Government Administrator of the Year Award. Jen is a member of the VTV Family Foundation Panel of Experts- a group created by the families of the victims and survivors of the Virginia Tech tragedy. She currently serves as the NASPA representative to IACLEA where she serves as an Accreditation Commissioner and is also past national chair of the NASPA Campus Safety Knowledge Community. Jen’s professional experience has included roles at public, private and community colleges.
Aaron Fetrow is Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students at Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia. He serves as the college’s Chief Student Affairs Officer. Aaron has oversight for the Division of Student Affairs and directly supervises the Associate Vice President, Athletics, Campus Safety, Multicultural Affairs, Campus Recreation, and Student Activities. The division also includes Residence Life, Counseling, Student Health, Judicial Affairs, Student Leadership, and Greek Life. Aaron led a comprehensive reorganization of the division during his first year at Roanoke. He also leads an ad hoc group of the college’s Cabinet designed to study and suggest ways to grow enrollment and continue Roanoke’s trend of increasing student retention. That group is composed of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Vice President for Enrollment Services. In addition, Aaron is chairing a blue ribbon commission formed to study the climate regarding sexual assault and wellness on the Roanoke College campus.
Prior to taking the position as Vice President and Dean at Roanoke, Aaron served Guilford as Associate Dean in the fall of 2004, was promoted to Dean for Campus Life in the spring of 2005, and Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students in 2009. While at Guilford, Aaron began teaching Criminal Procedure in the spring of 2005 and Constitutional Law in the fall of 2010. He took his first two semesters off from teaching during his transition to Roanoke in 2014-2015 and sorely missed the classroom. He began teaching at Roanoke in the fall of 2015. In addition to his academic involvement, Aaron served as a member of Guilford’s reaccreditation team for the SACS 10-year review and on the 5-year review team. During Aaron’s first three years at Guilford he grew a fledgling Residence Life program and created the Division of Student Affairs. This involved reallocation and acquisition of resources and strong collaboration with the President and the Division of Academic Affairs.
Prior to his tenure at Guilford, he was an employment law attorney with the Indiana-based law firm Baker & Daniels. He earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 2003, a Master’s degree in History from Truman State University in 1997 and a Bachelor of Science in History from Manchester College in 1994.
Ed Book is Chief of Police at Santa Fe College. The Santa Fe College Police Department and its personnel have all received awards and distinguished recognition from leading law enforcement organizations. In these cases, the College Police Department has been the first higher education law enforcement agency to ever receive these awards.
•2015 – “Florida Crime Prevention Unit of the Year” from the Florida Crime Prevention Association
•2013 – Inaugural “Community Policing” award from the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA), the world’s largest campus safety and security organization
•2012 – “Rocky Pomerance Excellence in Policing” Award from the Florida Police Chiefs Association