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Jason Ramirez - Southern Utah University. Cedar City, UT, US

Jason Ramirez Jason Ramirez

Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs & Dean of Students | Southern Utah University


Specializing in diversity and inclusion, student access to higher education, and psychological services


At Southern Utah University, Jason Ramirez serves as assistant vice president of student affairs and dean of students. He assists in the oversight, leadership, management and administration of the various student affairs areas of the university. Additionally, he directly oversees housing and residence life, judicial affairs, counseling and psychological services, and student involvement and leadership.

Previously, Ramirez served as the associate vice president for student life and dean of students at Carthage College in Wisconsin, and as a complex director at Western Illinois University.

Ramirez earned a master’s degree in college student personnel administration at Illinois State University and a bachelor’s degree in arts administration at Upper Iowa University.





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Industry Expertise (4)

Training and Development Housing Health and Wellness Education/Learning

Areas of Expertise (12)

Student Retention in Higher Education Psychology Services for Higher Education Students Counseling Students in Higher Education Student Leadership Counseling Student Advising Student Access to Higher Education Student Advancement Psychological Services Diversity & Inclusion Diversity and Inclusion in Higehr Education Assessment and Intervention in Higher Education

Education (2)

Upper Iowa University: B.S., Arts Administration

Illinois State University: M.S.E., College Student Personnel Administration

Affiliations (2)

  • National Association for Student Personnel Administrators
  • Progressive Community Engagement Training

Media Appearances (3)

CSPA alumni go nationwide

Illinois State University  online


Jason Ramirez, M.S.E. ’02, graduated from Illinois State and made a couple of stops along the way to his current position as associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students at Southern Utah University.

“I fell into student affairs by way of student activities. I loved programming and creating a social community on campus.”

At Southern Utah University, Ramirez oversees conduct, housing and residence life, student involvement and leadership, student activities, Greek life, multi-cultural affairs, counseling and psychological services, health and wellness, and SUU outdoors.

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SUU Names Jason Ramirez as New Dean of Students

Southern Utah University  online


After an extensive national search, Southern Utah University recently announced Jason Ramirez as the new associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students.

In his new role, Ramirez will oversee a slew of offices and initiatives on campus including University Housing, Student Involvement and Leadership, Counseling and Psychological Services and the University’s wellness education efforts.

Jared Tippets, vice president for student affairs, said of the new hire, “Dean Ramirez is a well-respected educator with a passion for helping students succeed. He is a proven leader in the field of higher education and we feel lucky to get to benefit from his expertise. I believe his leadership style will result in a lot of positive experiences for our students, staff and faculty and that they will enjoy working with him in the years to come.”

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Jason Ramirez hired as assistant vice president for student life at Utah university

Carthage College  online


Jason Ramirez, who guided Carthage through major improvements in student life, has accepted a leadership position at Southern Utah University.

“In his work, Jason has always considered the well-being and education of our students as his top priority,” President Woodward said. “Under his leadership, student government and student activities have thrived and evolved, and residence life has become a major positive component of the student experience at Carthage.”

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Courses (1)

UNIV 1050 College Student Success

This course focuses on student success through systematic exploration of values and skills that will assist student in becoming successful in their academic endeavors. It is designed to help launch students’ university careers successfully and to equip students with tools and abilities to increase their career and academic skills.