West Haven, Conn., April 22, 2010 - Margaret Jablonski has been appointed vice president for student affairs at the University of New Haven (UNH) effective August 2, 2010. Jablonski has nearly 30 years experience in higher education and currently serves as the vice chancellor for student affairs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, one of the premier public universities in the United States.
"I am thrilled that Peggy Jablonski will be joining the University of New Haven," said UNH President Steven Kaplan. "She has worked at some of the leading universities in the nation and will be a great asset to UNH. She is passionate about working with students and will be an excellent advocate on their behalf."
"I am excited to be joining UNH at this time in its history," said Jablonski. "I found the students and faculty to be very engaging, interested in real world issues and focused on the future. I look forward to becoming part of the UNH community and returning to my roots in New England."
At UNC-Chapel Hill, Jablonski oversees student life for approximately 17,500 undergraduate and 10,000 graduate students. Her areas of responsibility include housing and residential education, campus health services, counseling and wellness services, student judicial affairs, Greek life, the LGBTQ Center, disability services, the student union, new student and parent programs, campus recreation, career services, and leadership development.
Prior to joining UNC-Chapel Hill in 2004, she served as dean for campus life at Brown University, the associate vice chancellor for student affairs at the University of Connecticut, associate dean for undergraduate education and student affairs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and assistant dean for residential services at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. She earned both her bachelor's and master's degrees at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and her doctorate in education at Boston University.