Eileen Hulme Named Assistant Vice President For Student Life

July 13, 1999

Baylor University President Robert B. Sloan Jr. has announced the appointment of Dr. Eileen Hulme, a 1982 Baylor graduate and currently vice president for student life and interim chief information officer at George Fox University in Newberg, Ore., as assistant vice president for student life. The appointment is a newly established position.

"We are thrilled to have Dr. Hulme join our student life team in the fall semester. She's widely recognized as a progressive and innovative educator with a deep commitment to Christian higher education," said Dr. Steve Moore, vice president for student life. "Being a Baylor alumnus will provide her with an immediate network for partnerships and a quick learning curve."

Hulme said she is pleased about returning to Baylor and working with students. "As an administrator, I will always have an open door and be very accessible to students for any concerns they might have," she said. "I think the student experience is not just about having enough activities, but also about us showing that we really care about the student as an individual. I've always been impressed with Baylor's strong sense of community and its commitment to providing students with activities and challenges that stimulate growth in mind, body and spirit."

As assistant vice president for student life, Hulme will coordinate the inauguration and utilization of the university's new Student Life Complex, which houses health services and counseling, campus recreation and wellness programs. In addition to supervising the complex, which is expected to be completed this fall, she will provide leadership in budget management, planning and management in the student life division under the direction of the vice president for student life.

Hulme earned her bachelor's degree in education in 1982 from Baylor, where she was a member of the women's volleyball team. She earned her master's degree in social science from Azusa Pacific University in Los Angeles, and her doctorate in educational administration from the University of Texas in Austin in 1997.

Hulme began her career working with college students in 1987 as coordinator of resident student development at Trinity University in San Antonio. In 1988, she became director of student activities at the University of Houston, fulfilling a number of student-related responsibilities. In 1992, Hulme was named interim associate vice president and dean of students at Houston. She received the President's Distinguished Service Award, the highest annual award given to one employee at the University of Houston, in 1992. She left Houston in 1994 to pursue her doctorate at the University of Texas, and in the summer of 1996, joined George Fox University in her current position.

Hulme's professional activities have included serving as vice president, conference coordinator and newsletter editor for the Texas Association of College and University Student Personnel, and newsletter state editor for the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators. She has been involved with editing and publication for Koinonia, ACSD Journal; International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education and Journal of College Student Development. She has been a presenter and seminar leader for various state, regional and national conferences and conventions regarding student-related services. Current memberships include the Association of Christians in Student Development, Association of College Personnel Administrators, and National Association of Student Personnel Administrators. Hulme also is a member of Kappa Delta Pi (international honor society in education), Phi Kappa Phi (national academic honor society) and Omicron Delta Kappa (national leadership honor society).

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