In a recent message sent out to the campus community, Dr. Jerri Howland, vice president for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at SUNY Oswego, formally announced the appointment of Shaun N. Crisler as Oswego’s new assistant vice president for Residence Life and Housing, effective July 8, 2019.

In this key role, Crisler will report to Vice President Howland and be responsible for providing visionary leadership for a vibrant, comprehensive resident life and housing program that is driven by integrated living and learning, student development and academic success. He will direct 18 professional staff, 6 support staff, and 308 student paraprofessional staff, and assist the college in planning, implementing, managing and evaluating all functions related to the operation of a complex on-campus student residence life and housing program that serves more than 4,100 residence students living in 13 residence halls.

Crisler brings to Oswego over a decade of experience in higher education housing and residence life, and a steadfast commitment to helping create a positive living and learning experience for all students. He previously served as the associate director of Human Resources, Inclusion, and Communication in the Office of Residence Life at Syracuse University. In this role, Crisler was responsible for professional staff selection, performance management, resident advisor (RA) selection, professional development, human resources, workplace inclusion, and talent management for the department.

“I am excited and honored to be joining the SUNY Oswego campus community,” said Crisler. “I look forward to working with our students, as well as with faculty, staff and our campus partners, as we seek opportunities to collaborate and collectively ensure student success.”

Currently a doctoral student in the Higher Education Administration Ph.D. program at Illinois State University (ISU), Crisler holds a B.S. in Biology and a Master of Education degree in Adult Education from Northern Illinois University, as well as a master’s degree in Labor Relations and Human Resources from The Ohio State University. He recently attained his Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional certification.

Crisler actively works with students and professionals to increase their intercultural competence by facilitating workshops and through study abroad activities. Last year, he served as the assistant executive dean for the Semester at Sea study abroad program, where he helped lead the executive team and support over 700 students in a four-month academic voyage to Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America. He worked closely with the student life team and faculty to promote strategies to increase student satisfaction, learning and inclusion.