Dr. Jason L. Meriwether

 
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Dr. Jason L. Meriwether is the new vice president for student success at RIC. In this role, Meriwether oversees the newly created Division of Student Success, which brings together student affairs and academic affairs units with departments focused on student life, enrollment management and academic support and services.

Previously, Dr. Jason L. Meriwether served as the Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management & Student Affairs at Indiana University Southeast. In 2014, Jason was selected to Louisville Business First’s Top Forty under 40 and as one of Business First’s 20 People to Know in Education and Workforce Development. In 2014, Jason was honored as Outstanding Kentuckian, and was commissioned to the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels. In 2016, Jason was named one of Southern Indiana Business Source’s 20 under 40.

In his role as Vice Chancellor, Jason is responsible for the Student Services Division.  He has published on such topics as adult learning, student retention, digital media, and hazing prevention. A Higher Education & Social Media contributor for Socialnomics.net, Jason is contributing author of What Happens on Campus Stays on YouTube, published in 2015.

A native of Guthrie, KY, Jason earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication from the University of Louisville and his M.A. in Psychology from Fisk University.  He completed the inaugural Academic Leadership Academy at The Pennsylvania State University Center for the Study of Higher Education in 2011, earning a certificate and went on to earn a Ph.D. in Educational Administration with a specialization in Higher Education Leadership at Indiana State University. His dissertation was titled, The Impact of Hazing Rituals on the Intent to Report: Examining the Perceptions and Beliefs of Undergraduate Students in Greek Letter Organizations.

 

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