The University of Alabama in Huntsville made a big personnel announcement last week, as the school named a new vice president for student affairs and dean of students.
The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees approved the hiring of Dr. Ronnie Hebert to fill the role in Huntsville.
UAH’s new dean of students
Hebert holds a doctorate in higher education administration from The University of Alabama. He earned a Bachelor of Science in psychology and a master’s in education in counseling and personnel services from The University of Southern Mississippi.
He also holds certifications from the National Association for Behavioral Intervention and Threat Assessment in non-clinical assessment of suicide and the Structured Interview for Violence Risk Assessment.
He previously served as a headquarters staff member for a national fraternity and in a number of roles within student affairs, academic affairs, student success and enrollment management offices at a wide range of institution types. He has also taught at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
“I am proud to bring Ronnie into this combined role. His expertise as our dean of students will allow us to leverage his knowledge and expand upon it. I know that his leadership will be felt throughout our campus life, specifically for our students.”Dr. Charles L. Karr, UAH president
Enrollment at UAH
Hebert takes over a role of serving a growing number of students at UAH. Since 2014, enrollment at UAH has increased more than 30 percent. With an enrollment of around 10,000, full time students make up about 70 percent of the student body.