Division of Student Affairs


Roanoke College names Aaron Fetrow new Vice President of Student Affairs

Salem - Aaron Fetrow will be Roanoke College's next vice president of student affairs. Fetrow has served during the last decade in student affairs at Guilford College in North Carolina with increasing responsibilities. Most recently he was vice president of student affairs and dean of students at Guilford. He was selected from a national applicant pool of more than 160 candidates.
At Guilford, Fetrow has oversight for all aspects of campus life including residence life, student health and counseling, athletics, public safety, student leadership and development, student judicial affairs, first year experience, new student programs, intramurals and orientation.   

Fetrow has presented at numerous conferences and workshops in the past on topics such as crisis management, media relations, FERPA and other legal issues in higher education. He is a member of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, the Association for Student Conduct Administrators and the American Bar Association.

Previously, Fetrow was an employment law attorney with the Indiana-based law firm Baker & Daniels. He earned his J.D. 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's degree history from Manchester College (Indiana) in 1994. In addition to his experience at Guilford, Fetrow worked in student affairs at Truman State University and at the University of Tennessee. 

Fetrow will arrive at Roanoke College on Aug. 1.

Dr. Eugene Zdziarski left Roanoke recently to become vice president of student affairs at DePaul University in Chicago. "Dean Gene" as he is known to students has been very involved in student activities and community life. Since coming to Roanoke in 2008, Zdziarski made a positive and lasting impact on the College and its students.

Roanoke College, a classic liberal arts college in Salem, Virginia, combines firsthand learning with valuable personal connections in a beautiful, undergraduate setting. Roanoke is one of just seven percent of colleges nationwide with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most prestigious honor society. The Princeton Review lists Roanoke as the 18th most beautiful campus in its "Best 376 Colleges" 2012 guidebook.

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-Published June 17, 2014