Lynn Schoenberg, former executive director of Holistic Wellness at Stetson University, has been named Stetson’s Dean of Students, effective Jan. 1, 2015, it was announced by Christopher Kandus-Fisher, Ed.D., vice president of student affairs.
A member of the Stetson community for eight years, Schoenberg’s initial focus was on health education, alcohol prevention and late night programming within the Campus Life and Student Success Division. In that capacity, she started the Wellness Interns (Peer Education) organization, the Reality Campaign (social norms marketing), BASICS (Brief Alcohol Screening & Intervention for College Students) Program, tobacco cessation, and was very involved in policy changes around wellness, including Medical Amnesty and Stetson’s implementing the Smoke/Tobacco Free policy. At different times during her tenure at Stetson, she supervised Greek Life, advised student organizations, was a member of the Wellness Values Council and served as the co-chair for the university-wide Values Steering Committee for Personal Growth.
Most recently, as the executive director of Holistic Wellness, Schoenberg provided leadership and supervision to the departments of Wellness & Recreation, the Counseling Center and Stetson Health Service. She also directly provided one-on-one counseling to students, served as the BASICS practitioner on campus and served as a member of the Emergency Management Team.
Schoenberg has presented at numerous conferences including NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education) Alcohol, Other Drug, Mental Health and Violence Prevention, the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD) and the Safe and Drug Free Schools national conference through the Department of Education. She has been asked to do various speaking engagements around alcohol prevention and wellness. She is also a member of the NASPA-FL Executive Board.
She completed an Ed.S. and M.Ed. in Mental Health Counseling at the University of Florida and a B.S. in psychology at Lynchburg College. She worked for Kappa Delta National Sorority as a Chapter Development Consultant, traveling to over 22 chapters across the country. She currently serves as the president of the Orlando Kappa Delta Alumna Chapter and previously was a chapter advisor at the University of Florida. Prior to coming to Stetson University, Schoenberg worked at the Counseling Center at Santa Fe Community College, the Career Resource Center at the University of Florida and taught career and stress management courses at the University of Florida.
“I am extremely pleased to have Lynn step into the role of Dean of Students,” said Kandus-Fisher. “She is a capable, reliable and confident leader who has built a trusting relationship across the university with faculty, staff and students. As the Dean of Students, Lynn will provide oversight to Wellness and Recreation, Health Services, the Counseling Center, Community Standards, and Student Development and Campus Vibrancy. She is a true student advocate.”
The Dean of Students will be holding Office Hours Tuesdays from 12-1, in her office CUB 203 or in front of the CUB. This is an opportunity for students to come talk to the Dean of Students about their experience, suggestions, feedback, ideas, good, bad, and everything in between.