Valerie S. Fields hired as AVP of Student Affairs

Thursday, October 5, 2006

Orangeburg –SC State recently hired Dr. Valerie S. Fields as the assistant vice president of student affairs.

Fields holds a doctorate in curriculum and instruction from Louisiana Tech University, a master’s degree and Educational Specialist degree in administration and supervision from the University of Louisiana at Monroe, and a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Southern University and A&M College.

“Dr. Fields brings a great deal of expertise in student development and student affairs administration to her role here at SC State,” said Dr. Kevin A. Rolle, vice president of student affairs. “I am confident that Dr. Fields’ abilities and experience will be indispensable assets,” he added.

Prior to joining SC State, Fields served as executive director of Louisiana Campus Compact, a coalition of 26 Louisiana universities and colleges. In that position, she provided leadership and assistance to member institutions in integrating service learning into the college curriculum.

Fields has also worked as director of student development and as assistant dean for student life and leadership at the University of Louisiana at Monroe; a reading instructor at Louisiana Tech University, a mathematics consultant in the East Carroll Parish School System and in various positions at northeast Louisiana area schools.

As assistant vice president of student affairs, Fields will assist Rolle in oversight of SC State’s Division of Student Affairs.

“This is an exciting opportunity,” said Fields. “SC State’s students are very active within their local community, and I definitely look forward to seeing a strengthened bond in that “Town & Gown” relationship.”

As an advocate of community service in Louisiana, Fields has worked with the American Heart Association and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., served on the Big Brother Big Sister Advisory Board, the Minority Business Council Board of Directors and the Volunteers of America Advisory Board and chaired the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar.