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Andrew Gurka

Director of Student Involvement
  • Profile

    Serving as the Director of Student Involvement, Andy (he/him) provides leadership for new student programs, the University's distinctive living-learning programs, student engagement (including registered student organizations, fraternity and sorority life and campus-wide programming), and student centers, as well as the first-year experience and WELL 100 course. 

    Prior to this role, Andy has over 15 years of experience working in higher education working in residence life and housing, transition programs, orientation, learning communities, Title IX, and advising. A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Andy and his partner, Dean, enjoy exploring Richmond's food scene and traveling. 

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    • Memberships

      Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)

      Association for Orientation, Transition, and Retention in Higher Education (NODA)

      Association of College and University Housing Officers - International (ACUHO-I)

      National Association for Campus Activities (NACA)

      Association of College Unions International (ACUI)

      Association of Fraternity and Sorority Advisors (AFA)

      Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA)

    • Institutional Service

      Current Service

      • Student Development Leadership Team
      • Academic Affairs Leadership Team
      • Student Persistence Working Group
      • SACSCOC Steering Committee
      • Student Development Space Planning Committee
      • LGBTQ Employee Resource Group



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