Feb. 15, 2021 – Valparaiso, Ind. – Valparaiso University has named Steven Janowiak, M.Ed., as the vice president for student life. Janowiak has served in the position in an interim capacity since October 2020.
Janowiak will serve as the senior University officer providing leadership and management for co-curricular student affairs at Valpo. He will provide leadership of offices and programs including Orientation and First-Year programs, Residential Life, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Leadership and Volunteer Programs, Harre Union and Student Activities, Career Center, Student Counseling Services and Student Health Center.
“Steven Janowiak brings deep experience, genuine passion and steady leadership to Valpo’s Student Life division. We look forward to the impact his continued leadership will have on the student experience,” said Eric W. Johnson ’87, Ph.D., interim provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at Valparaiso University.
Janowiak joined the Valparaiso University Student Life division in July 2013 and has more than 25 years of full-time experience in higher education. He will continue to improve the dynamic Valpo student life experience with ideas to enhance student development, engage students and enrich co-curricular education.
“I am humbled and honored to continue my work at Valparaiso University in this role. As a Student Life team, we will work together to ensure all students receive the resources and opportunities they need to succeed on campus and in their futures,” Janowiak said. “I look forward to collaborating with our very bright student leaders and our dedicated faculty and staff to further develop programming reflective of the University’s mission to prepare students to lead and serve.”
Prior to his time at Valpo, Janowiak served as the vice president for student affairs at Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa. Additionally, he has served in various capacities in student life or admissions at the University of Idaho, Marian University and DePauw University.
Janowiak holds an M.Ed. in educational leadership from the University of Idaho and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in business administration and political science.